There are so many different elements that make a stunning wedding venue and understandably you want the venue to fit all of your needs to create a unique wedding day.
It can be hard to make a decision on a venue that fits your vision – I have been there and done that!
So, here are some of the best wedding venues in Surrey and Sussex, that I know you will adore!
Top 8 Best Wedding Venues in Surrey and Sussex
- Two Woods Estate
- Ridge Farm
- Kew Gardens
- Brookfield Barn
- Yoghurt Rooms
- Weddings at Woodfords
- Gatestreet Barn
Two Woods Estate
The 42-acre woods known as Two Woods Estate is a wedding venue in Sussex and is a wonderfully magical place where nature and love thrive.
Over 100 towering Redwood trees make up the licenced ceremony location, which is open all year long and lends a natural cathedral-like atmosphere to your wedding day.
You will have sole use of the venue and there is a special location in the meadows where you can build a tent or tipi. It has a boho aesthetic and is simple but totally remarkable.
Around 100 guests can be seated, and the aisle can be lined with lanterns and candles. The ceremony can be simply moved to the barn if the weather is bad.
If necessary, the venue also offers you and your guests plenty of camping space with access to toilets, showers, and a cosy fire pit for roasting marshmallows. If camping isn’t your thing, the location also offers a lovely Honeymoon Loft for you.
Ridge farm is a wedding venue in Surrey and on the border of Sussex.
The farmhouse from the sixteenth century is steeped in history and has welcomed guests from all walks of life.
They offer exclusive weekend use of the full venue and can accommodate up to 150-day guests. I love this because it enables couples to unwind and fully utilise their wedding venue. When a wedding weekend is possible, why have a wedding on just one day?
The farmhouse, the Granary, the tennis court, the grounds, and the poolhouse with a Jacuzzi and sauna are all available for exclusive use at Ridge Farm!
If you love to camp, then you and your guests can use their camping space!
In Richmond Upon Thames, South West London, Kew Gardens is a charming wedding venue in Sussex, for a historic wedding.
There are several magnificent settings for your wedding, like the lush Royal Botanic Gardens and famous buildings.
This UNESCO World Heritage site uses the money from celebrations to fund important programmes for research, education, and conservation that aid in the preservation of the environment.
You and your loved ones can celebrate your wedding in a variety of settings at Kew Gardens. You will have a lot of options for where to hold your event given that they are set within 320 acres of renowned gardens.
For your “I do” moment, Cambridge Cottage and the Nash Conservatory have civil ceremony licences.
With room for up to 80 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast and an additional 40 for your reception, the cottage is perfect for small gatherings.
The Nash Conservatory is available for individual or multi-venue bookings. 200 guests can be seated in this captivating glasshouse from the 19th century for your ceremony.
As a wedding photographer, Kew Gardens is a dream for capturing moments in lush gardens with lots of natural light.
A stunning, custom-built wedding venue in Sussex, Brookfield Barn is hidden away in the beautiful countryside.
Whether you exchange vows at the lake’s side, celebrate beneath Barn’s oak beams, or simply take in the scenery on the Terrace, the charming lake provides a lovely backdrop for your special day.
Begin your day in the bright Preparation Room which will allow you and your loved ones to spend time together before the ceremony. It features plenty of mirrors, and hair and makeup stations, and is well-lit.
Say “I do” inside the Barn under the exposed oak beams with the doors open to fully take in your surroundings, or exchange your vows outside under the pergola, on the side of the private lake.
The best food and drink will complete your day at this wedding venue in Sussex.
Everything is beautifully presented and guaranteed to impress your guests, from cocktails and canapés after your ceremony to beautiful seasonal meals for your wedding breakfast and stunning street food prepared in front of you in the evening.
The Brookfield Barn is a fantastic venue to dance the night away for your evening reception because it has an integrated music and PA system, lighting, and other facilities. And when the night is over, you can return to a lovely honeymoon suite and six guest suites.
Yoghurt Rooms is a beautiful wedding venue in Sussex.
The serene farm provides a quiet setting and views of the greenery. This property, which is private and has lovely trees and scenic fields, can hold your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.
Their 300-acre farm’s magnificent nature and rustic architecture will mesmerise you as soon as you arrive. With its arched ceiling, big windows, and exposed wood beams, the oak-framed wedding barn provides a blank slate for your special day.
Create your unique day with a variety of décor, including banners, balloons, string lights, and lanterns.
Yoghurt Rooms gives guests the option of glamping or a cosy cottage. You can pick from a variety of spaces, including The Granary, The Studio, and The yurts.
The yurts could be the ideal setting for a boho-chic event thanks to its traditional architecture, cosy furnishings, and retro decor.
Weddings at Woodfords
Woodfords is a secret wedding venue in Sussex, giving a romantic and bohemian setting for a limited number of events each year.
Owned by artist Johnny Woodford, the location was once a plain field and has been lovingly and painstakingly sculpted into a sanctuary of beauty.
Using locally available wood, Johnny has built an outside kitchen complete with a pizza oven, a large fire pit with carved wooden chairs and a number of magnificent cabins, outside beds and giant swings.
To add to the magic, a horse box has been fitted with a bar and there is a grass amphitheatre leading to a stage for ceremonies, music and dancing.
Additionally, there is enough room for a marquee and camping!
RHS Wisley is a wedding venue in Surrey set amidst the picturesque Surrey Hills.
This venue has a variety of gorgeous event locations and is authorised for civil ceremonies.On the Seven Acres lawn, there is a magnificent Chinese-style pavilion called the Butterfly Lovers Pavilion.
Parties of up to 150 people can be accommodated at this serene lakeside location.
There are 100 seats available at the Waterlily Pavilion, which is at the end of the Jellicoe Canal and offers breathtaking views of the walled garden.
You and your guests can head to the Glasshouse Terrace, which overlooks the lake, for a tranquil drinks reception after the ceremony. With a waterfall and magnificent tropical plants, the adjacent Glasshouse, which can accommodate 140 sittings or 180 standing guests, is the perfect location for a charming wedding reception.
The Glasshouse Restaurant is a terrific option if you want a less formal event. You can eat outside, relax while watching the sunset, and then dance the night away.
The Hilltop is the most recent addition to RHS Garden Wisley. This cutting-edge structure is a spacious, adaptable event venue with space for 200 seated or 400 standing people.
Gate Street Barn
Gate Street Barn is a wedding venue in Surrey.
In addition to being a functioning farm, this family-run property is home to English Longhorn cattle, Lleyn sheep, and Mangalitsa pigs.
Regardless of the weather, weddings can be held at Gate Street Barn all year round.
The Tack Room and the Old Dairy are two places to get ready where you can spend time with your guests in the morning.
The ceremony can then be held at The Barn, or you can travel through the woods on a path strewn with bluebells.
The Barn can accommodate 150 guests, while 200 people can join informal gatherings or evening celebrations and you can enjoy the cosy wood accents and exposed beams wrapped in sparkling fairy lights found within The Barn.
As the day progresses, you can easily transition between event venues thanks to its connections to both The Orangery and Pheasantry.
In the spring and summer, you can also hold your reception in their landscape gardens and offer wood-burning stoves which can add a touch of cosiness for weddings in the colder months.
The Farmhouse, which is next to The Barn, provides seven double rooms with summer access to the heated pool and tennis court.
It has two double bedrooms and its own garden making it the perfect place to turn the celebration into a retreat in the countryside.
The Shepherd’s Hut, which offers views of the farm’s Longhorn cattle and convenience, is perfect for those who wish to treat themselves to a glamping adventure.
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