26th April, 2019

The ideal spot to tie the knot

The ideal spot to tie the knot

Have you ever considered hosting your wedding day at home? Many couples are now deciding to do just that, as it gives a much more personal and intimate feel as opposed to hiring out a venue. While practically and legally there are a lot of different factors to consider when choosing to host a home wedding, it is a special and sacred place to give you the freedom to have an out-of-the-box day that you have always dreamt of. From beautiful country estates to quirky one-of-a-kind spaces, we have found homes that are perfect for saying ‘I do’.

Staverton, Totnes, £2,950,000

Staverton Manor is a beautiful, elegant country home located in a peaceful setting on the edge of Staverton, a quaint village in the South Hams. The estate is just over 19 acres in total, which includes manicured gardens, pastureland, woodland and a lake. The property is a licenced wedding venue and has a separate garden apartment that is perfect for a newly-wed couple.

Rugby, Warwickshire, £1,500,000

Originally constructed in the 1850s, The Old Rectory is nestled right next to St Mark's Church in a leafy suburb of Bilton village. The property is situated in a secluded position and offers more than 6,000 sq. ft of accommodation, set in 1.24 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, which can easily accommodate a marquee. A standout feature in the gardens is a 450-year-old mulberry tree which is the perfect backdrop for the newly-wed photoshoot.

Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, £1,500,000

The Brook House is an exceptional Grade II Listed Tudor Country Residence situated in the popular rural village of Himbleton. The flexible nature of the accommodation makes the property suitable for multi-generational occupation or hosting wedding party guests. The property retains many individual features from the Tudor period and it stands within beautifully maintained formal gardens which feature topiary hedges.

Rush Grove South, Woolwich, £1,750,000

Set within three acres of landscaped gardens is the impressive Rush Grove South. This Georgian residence has recently been restored to its former glory and once housed Commander of the Royal Marine barracks, the property is steeped in local history. The period property boasts stunning landscaped gardens leading down to a large fishing lake – the ideal setting for a garden wedding.

Langton Matravers, Swanage, £1,175,000

Located in the village of Langton Matravers in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, The Coach House offers wonderful sea views, a pretty walled garden and an attached annexe for guests. The enchanting, five-bedroom home is the ideal venue for a couple who want to be married in a beautiful rural setting.

Halton, Lancaster, £2,000,000

Take your vows with a view – walk the aisle down the marble steps and out onto the lush manicured gardens with uninterrupted views over the Lune Valley. Halton Green House offers ample parking, bedrooms for guests and outdoor entertaining areas including a rooftop garden, the perfect place to toast the happy couple.

Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, £2,995,000

This stunning five-bedroom detached country home has ample parking facilities, as well as a two-bedroom and one-bedroom annexe both fully equipped with kitchens making the property perfect for catering and hosting the wedding party or guests. There is also plenty of space for a marque with lovely gardens, tennis court area and pool area – offering showering and toilet facilities.

Lapworth, Warwickshire, £1,650,000

As locations go, Lapworth Croft in the beautiful English village of Lapworth takes some beating. Set within 5.2 acres of the most stunning Warwickshire countryside, the property offers substantial family accommodation in the most idyllic of settings. There is ample parking and the beautiful gardens wrap around three sides of the house which has an elevated position overlooking its sweeping lawns, two private lakes and woodland beyond.

St John, Jersey, £4,995,000

With around 12 acres of gardens surrounding the house, this impressive Jersey property offers lots of space for a marquee and parking for guests. There is also a long carriage driveway, which is perfect for making an entrance. Set in an idyllic rural location, the property is like a country retreat, so guests can enjoy the day and the fantastic sunset in the evening.

Pembrokeshire, Wales, £1,250,000

Lancych is a wonderful regency Gothic house set in a fantastic rural location. The house lies in its own 'private' valley which is intersected by the charming River Cych. The lawns of the Grade II Listed property is perfect for a marquee and the house and guest wing can accommodate a large number of people. The property offers an incredible wedding location that is both very private and beautiful.

Finglesham, Deal, £1,000,000

West Street Farmhouse is a stunning 18th-century Kentish country house, built on a hillside and surrounded by 0.765 acres of grounds. The property offers loads of outside space for guests to mingle in the beautifully landscaped gardens, not to mention ample parking on the sweeping drive at the front. The private location means no neighbours will be disturbed by partying guests and with multiple reception rooms opening to the patio, you can take the party inside should the weather turn.

Swillington, Leeds, £1,595,000

Approached along a privately-owned road leading onto a double tree-lined driveway, Swillington House is set within approximately nine acres. This magnificent home is a hidden treasure with a wealth of local history and a relic of Swillington Hall, the former stately home and seat of the illustrious Lowther family. The substantial property offers plenty of parking and room for guests. There is more than enough lawn for an outdoor wedding or if the weather turns the large detached Dairy Barn would be the ideal reception venue.

Brigg, North Lincolnshire, £1,500,000

A Grade II Listed Mill with restaurant and bars, Arties Mill is a popular wedding and private function room venue. Situated in a prime location on a five-acre site within a mile of the historic market town of Brigg, the property offers a 26-bedroom hotel and private owners three-bedroom bungalow.

Hutton Henry, Hartlepool, £749,950

Hutton House in East Durham was formerly the rectory to the adjacent parish church and a family home dating back to 1824. The handsome brick-built property reflects the high standing of home created for a prominent parish priest in village life in the early 19th Century. The property features large bay windows, ecclesiastical gate-posts leading onto a lengthy, tree-lined tarmac driveway and rolling lawns.

If you are looking for the ideal home to host a wedding or start your new marriage, have a look at some of the other homes we have to offer.

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