22 Oct The Best Wedding Venues in Berkshire
Packed full of historic towns and pretty villages, Berkshire sits close to London while still managing to feel an entire lifetime away.
Berkshire is the perfect place to find country houses and beautiful barns for your picture-perfect wedding from the world-famous tourist attractions such as Windsor Castle and Royal Ascot to mile upon mile of the stunning English countryside.
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This charming country house is located on the outskirts of Ascot and offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies set in 15 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Originally built in 1705, The Royal Berkshire is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships for between 30 to 150 guests.
Betrothed couples can choose to hold their ceremony and reception in The Berkshire Suite, The Wentworth Room, The Marlborough Room, or the Library, and for those looking to take their vows outside, The Secret Walled Garden is a tranquil spot for summer weddings.
With a stunning terrace for drinks and canapés, you and your new spouse will have no trouble finding adorable spaces amongst the lawns, terraces, and fountains to take memorable photographs, and with 66 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites, your nearest and dearest can stay the night with you at the end of a truly memorable day.
Stanlake Park Vineyard and Barn Weddings
Set in the grounds of Berkshire’s finest wine estate in the grounds of Windsor Great Park, this stunning wedding venue offers beautiful buildings and outdoor spaces for your special day.
Licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 90 guests in the rustic, Grade II listed Coach House, Stanlake Park Vineyard, and Barn Weddings can also prepare for you to tie the knot outdoors on the dedicated Wedding Lawn.
The recently converted Bow Loft is a tranquil space for the bride and her party to get dressed in, and when the ceremony is over, you can eat, drink and be merry with up to 150 guests in the oak beamed Vineyard Barn.
Surrounded by the beauty of the vineyards, this venue offers ample opportunities to take uniquely styled wedding photographs to ensure that the memories of your special day stay with you both forever.
Lillibrooke Manor & Barns
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Lovingly restored and beautiful throughout, Lillibrooke Manor & Barns offers a cluster of Grade II barns and buildings that have been thoughtfully configured for bespoke weddings.
Licensed for civil ceremonies for as many as 170 seated guests, the happy couple can choose to get wed in the country church style Small Barn, the quirky hexagonal Engine House, or the impressive Grand Barn, and outdoor weddings can also be arranged in the Cloister Garden.
The gorgeous rustic venue promises to offer a truly versatile approach to your wedding, and whether you would like a Ferris Wheel in the garden or wood-fired pizzas at midnight, it promises to make your dreams come true.
Dine on a feast from the Lillibrooke kitchen at your wedding breakfast, the dance, and be merry under the vaulted ceilings of the Grand Barn with up to 250 of your closest friends and family.
This unique venue is suitable for use all year round, and it goes without saying that the stunning grounds and quirky buildings make for impressive wedding photos on your special day.
Stokes Farm Barn
Situated close to the historic town of Wokingham, this family-run rustic wedding venue is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian barn. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 150 people, you and your guests can enjoy a full day of celebrations all in one place.
Designed to meet your dream wedding requirements down to the very last detail, Stokes Farm Barn has an in-house catering team that is on hand to deliver an extensive menu made with locally sourced ingredients, and you and your guests can dance the night away in the charming rustic Barn, or enjoy tipples on the balcony bar.
Surrounded by beautiful south-facing garden, you can also enjoy the use of a marquee for outdoor entertaining, and the charming rural setting is perfect for both formal and informal wedding photos.
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If you really want to impress on your wedding day, this lovingly restored traditional farm hamlet offers a plethora of beautiful buildings and pretty open spaces for you and your guests to enjoy on your big day.
Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships, this unique wedding venue also has its very own chapel, the Church of St. Nicholas, situated within its grounds.
The stunning Castle barn at Wasing Park is an impressive red brick building that comes complete with its own castle-style tower and arched glass doorway, and the gorgeous interior space is perfect for both your wedding breakfast and your reception.
Out on the Castle Terrace, your guests can cosy up in sheepskin throws on chilly evenings, and with a fire pit and twinkling fairy lights, this unique outdoor space can be used all year round.
Offering a truly bespoke wedding experience from start to finish, this unusual venue also overs nine elegant suites in the Old Estate Rooms as well as a spectacular Honeymoon Suite, and surrounded by a wealth of quintessentially English countryside and scenery, your wedding photos will be picture perfect too.
Steeped in history and set in an impressive 540 acres of the stunning English countryside, Herons Farm is surrounded by manicured lawns, magical woodland, and enchanted gardens.
Pretty as a picture, this venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships in the Barn, the Outdoor Pavilion, or in one of the simply gorgeous outdoor tepees or marquees.
Offering a bespoke service, Herons Farm doesn’t deal in set menus but instead promises to deliver first-class food based on your own personal preferences, and the oak beams and vaulted ceilings offer the perfect backdrop for your bespoke wedding breakfast celebration.
Dance the night away with your guests in the Barn or the outdoors Wood Circle, and when the party is over, you and up to 45 of your guests can book to stay in the farmhouse B&B, the stable conversions, or the beautiful on-site cottages.
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Offering five-star luxury at every turn, Coworth Park offers contemporary styling and incredible luxury throughout. Set in hundreds of acres of landscaped parkland, this impressive venue is a beautiful setting for your special day.
Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 people, it is also close to a local church for couples who want a tie the knot in a religious setting.
Offering a thoroughly modern take on a traditional country wedding, couples can choose to dine in the grandeur of the Oval Room, enjoy the laid-back elegance of The Garden Room, take drinks in the traditional style Oak Room or make it a cosy affair on the Upper Level of The Barn.
With a superb choice of accommodation to choose from, as well as incredible fine dining options and extensive floristry, this top-of-the-range hotel offers high-class weddings for discerning brides and grooms to be.
The Old Mill
Tucked away in 22 acres of stunning gardens, rivers, and streams, The Old Mill is a beautiful rural riverside wedding venue that is an excellent choice for smaller, more intimate occasions.
Committed to offering truly bespoke weddings, the happy couple can choose to say their vows in the beamed Stable Room or enjoy river views in the beautifully decorated Conservatory.
Licensed for up to 90 guests for ceremonies, and with the space to hold as many as 180 for your evening reception, your wedding party can enjoy exclusive use of the Mill, Bar, and Conservatory as they celebrate with you.
With a Bridal Dressing Room available on-site, as well as a plethora of stunning waterside spots for your photographs, this is a small but perfectly charming wedding venue that offers a truly vintage feel.
The Great House at Sonning
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This award-winning country wedding venue is tucked away in the picturesque village of Sonning, and it is the perfect venue for more intimate weddings alongside the River Thames.
Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 120 people, you can say your vows overlooking the hotel’s picturesque gardens and riverside setting, and for religious weddings, St Andrews Church is just moments away.
The Dining Room, with its private terrace and river views, is ready to serve first-class cuisines for your wedding breakfast, and when it’s time to celebrate, this space can be configured to entertain up to 200 guests at your evening reception.
Located just a short drive from central London, The Great House At Sonning feels a world away from city life, and the charming location makes for incredible photos to make sure your memories stay with you forever.
This stunning 16th Century timber-framed Tithe Barn and Manor House provides the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day and is surrounded by 16 acres of stunning gardens and grounds.
Approached by a sweeping, tree-lined driveway, Ufton Court is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 150 people, and you and your betrothed can choose to share your vows in the Barn, The Archer’s Hall, or the Long Room inside the Manor House itself.
The beautiful Barn with its oak beams, vaulted ceilings, and stone walls is the perfect space for your wedding breakfast and reception, and with a choice of caterers to choose from, as well as lots of beautiful spaces and gardens to take intimate wedding photos, this is a stunning venue located close to the M4.
For couples who like to give back, this venue also has a unique scheme in place that supports the Educational Trust, which enables disadvantaged children to experience the venue’s rich heritage and participate in living history.