Mark Seymour has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning candid documentary wedding photographer in Berkshire and its surrounding areas and here he reveals The Best Wedding Venues in Berkshire to host your dream Berkshire wedding in the most beautiful surroundings.
My Top Berkshire Wedding Venues
Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding day is one of the most important things to do and one most couples start talking about soon after their engagement. With the best wedding venues getting booked up for peak weekend summer wedding dates up to 18 months in advance this is a task that you must do as soon as you decide when you would like to get married.
There are so many gorgeous wedding venues in Berkshire that you are almost spoilt for choice and as one of the UK’s best wedding photographers I am so lucky to have these luxurious wedding venues all within just a few miles from my doorstep.
A little about Royal Berkshire
‘Royal’ Berkshire, so called because Berkshire is home to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world. Built by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle has been a royal home for over 900 years.
With the River Thames a main feature Berkshire is not only famous for Windsor Castle but also it’s home to Eton College along with horse racing at Royal Ascot as well as the many small beautiful villages and historic houses that are just perfect venues for your wedding in Berkshire
Just 20 km outside central London Other towns in Berkshire that you may want to consider for wedding venues are Newbury where you can find Donnington Castle and Highclere castle home of the BBC period drama Downton Abbey. Further along, you can find Bray the only village which has the distinction of holding two Michelin-star restaurants The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn. And the jewel in the crown of wedding Venues is Cliveden House, home of the Profumo affair and most recently where Meghan Markle stayed and departed for her wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.
The best Wedding Venues in Berkshire
So Where do you start?
To help you find and select your dream wedding venue I’ve listed what I consider to be among the Best Wedding Venues in Berkshire so take a look at these carefully selected luxurious wedding venues and then try and book an appointment with their wedding planner to show you around what could be your perfect wedding location.
Good luck, but please just call or contact me if you’d like any wedding planning advice
Cliveden House based just outside Maidenhead is, without a doubt, one of the best wedding venues in the UK Set in 376 acres of beautifully presented National Trust grounds this stunning privately owned five AA Red Star award-winning boutique hotel, is of over 350 years old and has had many powerful personalities stay at the house along with hosting many luxurious, iconic parties and scandalous affairs. Cliveden House was built in 1666 as a gift to his mistress by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, Cliveden House has remained a place of intrigue and glamour for the elite and the best wedding parties
Now, Cliveden House is a grade I stately home is a luxurious five-star Relais & Châteaux hotel and spa is ready and waiting to welcome you to create your own unique wedding day memories.
An Exclusive Wedding Venue just for you
In the traditional hamlet of Wasing is the beautiful Berkshire wedding venue Wasing Park. It is everything a couple could dream of on their wedding day in a beautiful English setting is this Berkshire wedding venue that is both sophisticated and elegant and with its own 15th-century church nestled in its beautifully manicured gardens that you could also hold your ceremony in.
Wasing park has three locations for your wedding ceremony, The picturesque St Nicholas Church, or if you fancy an outdoor ceremony you could opt for the Victorian summerhouse, or the third option would be the contemporary Garden Room with its walls of glass giving a fairytale feel to your wedding
Berkshire wedding venue Wasing Park also hosts a barn converted to beautiful bedrooms and one of the best bridal suites for you, your partner, and selected wedding guests to get ready in
After the ceremony has taken place you can dance the night away in the brick-walled Castle Barn
Brides Magazine voted Hedsor House as the No.1 wedding venue in Buckinghamshire
Hedsor House, a luxury country house is one of the UK’s most beautiful and exclusive wedding venues. This stunning Georgian house with is stunning 150 acres of manicured grounds is your perfect exclusive-use wedding venue located just 20km from central London and perched high above the majestic River Thames
Hedsor House located just outside Maidenhead has 13 luxury bedrooms with The Bridal Suite being amongst the Best there is! You can have up to 150 wedding guests to your wedding plus a further 100 for the party in the evening.
Hedsor House is voted as Tatle & Vogue’s Dream Wedding Venue
Beautiful real-life fairy tale weddings are a standard at Cowarth Park as it’s the perfect venue to make your wedding come true.
From Coworth Park’s amazing views to the stunning grounds, Coworth Park is a beautiful wedding venue that offers an unforgettable experience that will help you create beautiful memories for years to come.
Coworth Park is a beautiful country hotel with many stunning locations for your wedding and photography. You can have both an outdoor ceremony in the stunning rose garden, in front of the stately home, or If you prefer an indoor wedding, Coworth Park has a few grand reception rooms that can accommodate up to 200 of your family and wedding guests.
From walking down an aisle of wildflowers outdoors to a grand celebration in our magnificent Oval Room, there’s something both charming and unique about a countryside wedding. If you’re searching for a Berkshire wedding or reception venue beyond compare, look no further than Coworth Park to celebrate your wedding day with your friends and family.
If your looking for a beautiful dramatic setting look no further than one of the Best Wedding Venues in Berkshire, Highclere Castle where the famous BBC Period drama Downton Abbey was filmed.
It’s a perfect venue for a smaller intimate wedding with up to 40 wedding guests unless you decide to take the castle on an exclusive-use basis. The Capability Brown-designed gardens are the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs
The Royal Berkshire
The Royal Berkshire Hotel has been a popular wedding venue since 1910. It provides a beautiful backdrop for your special day, complete with all the key ingredients and professional service you would expect from a Wedding planning team at an established hotel.
From its grand ballroom to its intimate gardens, The Royal Berkshire Hotel is the perfect romantic location to host your wedding nuptials. Whether you choose to have a traditional church ceremony followed by a luxury reception or an outdoor celebration in the beautifully manicured gardens of the hotel, you can expect nothing but perfection.
The Royal Berkshire Hotel offers everything necessary for a perfect wedding day. From the menu design and catering to the décor and entertainment, this family-run venue can help make your dream wedding come true whether you choose the beautiful Wentworth Room or the Marlborough Room to take your wedding vows.
Monkey Island sits in the middle of the River Thames and is a private island only accessible by a small private bridge is certainly a very private and exclusive wedding venue right in the middle of Bray village home of four Micheline star restaurants
Its recent restoration has put this stunning wedding venue in the luxury wedding class as one of the Best Wedding Venues in Berkshire that is only a stone’s throw from historic Windsor castle and a short drive from central London.
Monkey Island Hotel is both Picturesque and secluded so this romantic wedding venue will help you create memories with your friends and family at your special event. Whether you are looking to hold a dream countryside wedding with a marquee on our lawns for up to 300 people or an intimate ceremony and dinner party in our intimate River Room or your dream elegant wedding in the stunning stately Marlborough Ballroom, Monkey Island has the perfect space for your dream wedding day. They can host up to 130 guests in the Pavilion or up to 300 guests in a marquee erected on the lawn.
Ufton Court Offers three spaces for your wedding both indoor and outdoor for up to 150 wedding guests. It has a beautiful oak-beamed barn that sets a romantic theme for your dream wedding day
Lillibrook Manor is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque wedding venues in Berkshire. Set on 15 acres of the beautiful English countryside