Where are the venues?
Berwick Lodge offers a grand location for big-day celebrations, with its 18 acres of woodland and views across to Wales. The stunning gardens, managed by former royal gardener Robert Dunster, boast ornate fountains, a marble gazebo, an orchard and a summerhouse. The imposing red-brick Victorian manor is first glimpsed at the end of a tree- and lantern-lined driveway. Guests step inside to find the interior has an east-meets-west feel, with sumptuous oversized sofas, crystal chandeliers and open fires bringing a luxurious touch to this homely venue. Visitors climb the sweeping staircase to find 14 individually designed bedrooms.
Situated within 36 acres of its own private parkland, wedding venue Ston Easton Park is a beautiful, honey-coloured Grade I listed Palladian country house with lavish examples of decorative and architectural features of the time. In the gardens surrounding the house, there's an abundance of photo opportunities, including forgotten paths, grottos and an ancient stone bridge, all designed by landscape architect Humphry Repton. Inside the house, visitors find a sweeping staircase and chandelier, followed by rooms adorned with antique furniture and fine art.
Found in 45 acres of stunning woodland habitat, this idyllic wedding venue retreat offers a one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of the city. The Victorian Garden Cemetery was designed in the style of an ancient Greek necropolis. Surrounded by abundant trees and plants, it offers a quirky backdrop for photos.
Set in its own 1,500-acre estate, this exclusive-use wedding venue is surrounded by sweeping lawns, parkland, lakes, woodland, tennis courts, walled gardens and incredible views. Visitors first glimpse the breathtaking building down a tree-lined driveway. Inside, the Grade I listed country house exudes a homely feel. Restored to a five-star luxury standard, there's a spa wing, casino, disco and the incredible Balcony Room – a spacious suite with room for the whole bridal party to get ready in. The venue also has a real sense of fun, showcased by the rooftop golf tee and putting green. There's even a mini lift to bring your drink up to you!
With stunning views across the Somerset countryside, wedding venue The Barn at Cott Farm is nestled in informal grounds that are teeming with cottage-garden blooms. There's a large lawn for outdoor games, and over a small footbridge is the venue's camping field. The fire pit and wood-fired pizza oven make it perfect for al fresco entertaining.
This beautifully preserved 11th-century mill, offering views of the idyllic South Somerset countryside, is situated in 17 acres of grounds and makes for a pretty wedding venue. The pretty gardens, lakes and the graceful River Parrett meandering through the middle make Haselbury Mill a picture-perfect spot for weddings. Couples will love the vintage cars and gypsy wagons that adorn the grounds, filling the place with character.
This Elizabethan manor house is set in 17th-century walled gardens, which house the wonderfully quirky Potting Shed barn wedding venue. At the bottom of the garden lies the pretty Washam Woods.
Set on a Medieval farm, this wedding venue has the sweet smell of roses and lavender hanging in the air. Hazel arches decked in twinkling lights overlook the pretty duck pond and fields beyond. There are endless picture-perfect spots from the ancient haybarn and the enclosed garden to the lovely dry stone walls. There's also 37 acres of stunning farmland with the Westbury White Horse in the background.
Nestled in a secluded position in the valley of the River Brue, wedding venue Gants Mill is home to waterfalls, streams and picturesque gardens, as well as a 1,000-year-old working watermill. Couples benefit from exclusive use of the secluded 50-acre river valley. Its idyllic floral gardens provide a burst of colour throughout its April-to-October wedding season, and parties have access to the mill, with a guided tour for guests included as part of the day.
Wedding venue Maunsel House is found in 100 acres of grounds including stunning gardens, orchards and lakes. The venue is hidden away behind a driveway of chestnut trees and is surrounded by quintessentially English country gardens, which include a pergola and bandstand, walled garden and Victorian kitchen and herb garden. Visitors will love seeing the resident peacocks, Shetland ponies and other creatures roaming free.
The Longhouse is a beautiful, environmentally friendly wedding venue with large windows, French doors and a balcony to make the most of the views across the Brue Valley. The blank-canvas space offers simple white interiors with accents of soft sage green and wooden floors. Although the space is large, it retains a warm and welcoming ambience, with a log burner available for use in winter. Softly clad in silver larch and set high in the landscape, it gives the feeling of floating among the trees, looking out across the picturesque Somerset countryside and abundant gardens.
Old Bridge, and its beautiful wedding marquee, is set in two acres of mature gardens and woods. Built in the local honey-coloured hamstone, the Elizabethan manor is a wonderful big-day backdrop. Inside, couples will find a traditional ambience through its portraits, shields and large inglenook fireplace.
Spanning more than 100 acres in the rolling Quantock Hills, wedding venue St Audries Park estate boasts an elevated position with fabulous coastal views. The deer park and lake are serene settings, and the immaculate grounds feature neatly striped grass and a manicured croquet lawn. The building provides an impressive backdrop for weddings, with towers, turrets, huge stained-glass windows and its Victorian-style Orangery. Inside, there are endless period features to enjoy in splendid surroundings.
In the heart of rural Somerset, Yarlington Barn is a family-run wedding venue set on a cider farm. Nestled among apple orchards, woodland and lakes, the large outside terrace offers stunning vistas of the picturesque waterside setting. The grounds and rose-clad gazebo provide breathtaking year-round photo opportunities, whether in the frost of winter or the vibrant colours of summer.