The lead-up to the big day calls for lots of important decisions, from the number of guests to table centrepieces. Often, wedding venues can be limiting. Hiring a marquee, however, gives you great flexibility. All you need is a bit of space, whether that be in the grounds of a medieval manor or a handmade wedding in the woods.
Marquees are a blank canvas, meaning you can put your unique stamp on your special day in perfect, picturesque surroundings.
So, where will you tie the knot? We’ve selected a few of our favourite spots to make your decision making a little easier.
Stansted House, located in West Sussex, is home to some spectacular views. It is a listed Edwardian house, overlooking the coast, providing an English heritage setting. With the grounds available for marquee weddings, and the option for reception drinks, the ex-hunting lodge offers the opportunity for stunning wedding photography.
If it’s a romantic, fairytale wedding you desire then Pamber Place, well, is the place. Located five miles north of Basingstoke it is home to a Jacobean manor house with 9 acres of walled garden and woodland. It’s a secluded setting and can hold up to 200 guests. These peaceful gardens will make sure the only hiccups are the ones caused by the bubbly.
Found just outside of the old fishing village Emsworth, Hollybank House is as grand as it is elegant. The Georgian country house has extensive lawns. The scale of the marquee site hints towards a memorable day, with plenty of space for a big celebration. Bed and breakfast are also available, just in case you want the party to last a little longer.
As venues go, Lordington Lavender (pictured above) will awaken all of your senses. Not only will your wedding look beautiful but it will smell amazing too! The lavender field is a unique setting and allows you to get married in amongst the lavender. The field is in bloom from June to July, and the vastness means that you’re away from traffic and noise, making for a personal, unforgettable event.
Nunwell House does well in ticking all of the boxes for a perfect spot. This Isle of Wight, English country house has 5 acres of gardens. It overlooks natural parklands and has sea views too. The tranquil setting makes for an idyllic place to exchange vows.
Boundary Oak School
Last but not least is Boundary Oak School. Located at Rouche Court, Hampshire, the venue has panoramic views, which reveal open fields and woodlands. The beautifully kept grounds mean that you can surround your loved ones in tranquil countryside.
We hope this post has been useful on your journey to finding the perfect wedding venue!