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The Most Popular Places to Get Married in the UK

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The Most Popular Places to Get Married in the UK

Weddings are big business these days – everyone’s doing it! But when it comes to choosing a venue sometimes inspiration can be a little hard to find. Do you opt for the traditional church and hall affair? Perhaps a stately home in the middle of the rolling countryside? Or maybe an expensive hotel in the centre of the city. If you’re currently making nuptial plans then here are some of the most popular places to get married in the UK to provide some ideas.


If you’re trying to narrow your search down to a particular county then Sussex has a lot to offer couples looking for a wedding spot. Whatever the type of wedding venue you have decided you want, there are options here – country house hotels, historic buildings, seaside locations, sports clubs, barns and even a racecourse or two. If you want somewhere really distinctive then Brighton Pier is a great option, or if you’re a fan of the local team then the Brighton & Hove Albion football stadium makes for an interesting choice.


Greater London offers the kind of choice of wedding venues that you won’t find in many other cities in the UK. From high-end 5 star hotels, to churches and buildings with fascinating historical pedigrees, most couples will be able to find options here. Many famous London tourist spots – such as London Zoo and the London Eye – offer fantastic wedding packages that are completely unique. You can also opt for one of London’s landmark buildings, such as Middle Temple Hall with its beautiful gardens and bustling legal atmosphere or Somerset House by the banks of the Thames.


The wide open spaces and mystical history of the country of Somerset attract thousands of couples each year who want to tie the knot somewhere with a bit of spirituality. The town of Glastonbury attracts those who want their union to be conducted in the presence of a large cluster of leylines (ancient travel routes that connect historical and prehistoric sites) and there are also farms and barns that offer themselves up as a venue for a traditional country celebration. Historical venues such as Priston Mill make a pretty unusual choice and there are also a number of private schools in the country that rent out their beautiful grounds and buildings out of term time.


Anyone with a penchant for Wuthering Heights type romance will find plenty of likely venues in the north English county of Yorkshire. Striking manor houses on windswept moors, elegant townhouses, large country estates and historic buildings provide wedding settings that are as dramatically romantic as you can get. For a venue with pure fairytale fantasy, Lindisfarne castle in Northumberland is situated on a tidal island overlooking a rocky crag that is the perfect backdrop for some pretty special wedding snaps.

Whilst these counties may be some of the most popular places to get married in the UK, the choice of venue for a wedding is very personal and it’s worth shopping around to see if you can find exactly what you’re looking for, as the choices are endless. Even if you want to tie the knot whilst bungee jumping from a crane you won’t find this too difficult to arrange, wherever you want to do it!

John is a guest blogger from Elite hotels who manage some of the most popular wedding venues in Sussex and wedding venues in Hertfordshire, England

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