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#1

Newbury Racecourse

The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7NZ, Newbury, Berkshire
£22
Up to 1000 guests
Newbury Racecourse is one of the most distinguished wedding venues in the South of England with glorious views over 300 acres of Berkshire countryside.

Whether you are planning a civil ceremony, traditional church service or civil partnership, we will look after every detail, from your ceremony, through to your wedding breakfast and evening reception.


Each of our elegant suites has its own distinct character and ambiance. You can choose between the traditional Royal Box, the spacious Racegoers Suite or the contemporary Hennessy Suite.


Every wedding is different and we are dedicated to making your special day and individual as possible. Whilst we offer a range of exciting wedding packages, we are also flexible and happy to discuss your specific requirements. To add to your special day, why not combine your wedding with one of our racing fixtures, when you and your guests can soak up the atmosphere of a raceday.


• Spectacular 300 acre countryside setting

• Accommodates wedding parties of 20 - 1,000 guests

• Award-winning in-house catering, offering both set packages and bespoke menus

• Fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Excellent motorway, train links and free parking

• 36 bedroom hotel on site
#2

Wasing Park

The Castle Barn, Wasing Park, Aldermaston, RG7 4NG, Berkshire, Berkshire
£1000
Up to 150 guests
Set within the picturesque Berkshire countryside, the Wasing Estate is less than an hour from London, covering several thousand acres of farmland, woodland and lakes.

In the beating heart of the South East, nestled between the Berkshire villages of Aldermaston, Brimpton and Woolhampton, Wasing has matured gracefully over 250 years under the ownership of the same family since 1759. Offering paths and tracks throughout the magnificent woodland and parkland for walking and riding, Wasing Estate has magnificent lakes and meandering rivers for fishing.


Discreetly located near Reading, Wasing is close to the M4, M3 and national rail network, all providing easy access to major towns and cities including London, Newbury and Basingstoke.

A traditional farming and sporting Estate, Wasing has diversified to provide one of the UK’s finest coarse fisheries, whilst maintaining responsibility for the environment and wildlife conservation. In recent years, our latest venture has been to create the ‘venue of venues’ with Wasing Park offering a stunning setting for your wedding or event in an idyllic location within the Berkshire countryside.


• Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 140 guests

• Victorian Summerhouse is a perfect outdoor wedding setting

• 150 guests for seated dining

• Honeymoon Suite and ample accommodation for guests

• Galloping Gourmet catering and events team on hand

• Two venues for your civil ceremony
#3

Silchester House

Holly Lane, Silchester, Reading Berkshire, RG7 2NA, Reading, Berkshire
Up to 92 guests
ilchester House is a truly spectacular home-from-home country house wedding venue on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire, between Reading and Basingstoke. It boasts a long tradition of hosting remarkable celebrations – it was among the very first private country houses to be licensed for civil marriages, almost twenty years ago, but the house’s appetite for a good party goes back further still. The stunning house and grounds now constitute a wonderful, exclusive use country house wedding venue in which you can host your own intimate, English country house, and garden, wedding.

Originally a private country estate, nestled in the heart of sleepy Silchester, Silchester House has a long tradition of involvement with village life, to the extent that any bride tying the knot at the venue on the same day as the village’s fireworks party, which takes place in the grounds, has the opportunity, in her capacity as ‘Lady of the House’ no less, to perform the ceremonial lighting of the bonfire. The stunning clockwork clock atop the clock tower, originally and intricately built by Thomas Hartley during his time living (and partying) at the house, is a key element of the village’s identity - itself no uniquely modern phenomenon, given the centrality of Silchester’s Roman ancestor, Calleva Atrebatum, to the trade routes across Roman Britain almost 2000 years ago. Calleva was a major crossroads and the current Music Room, which plays such a part in making Silchester House the wonderful country house wedding venue that it is today, sits directly above the old Roman Road from London to Bath.


Over the last twenty years, Silchester House has been tended to and cared for by the dedicated Bijou team. It has been transformed into a light, airy, welcoming country house wedding venue that is only available on an exclusive use basis for couples to host intimate, home-from-home wedding celebrations. It retains all the best of its history – the beautiful architecture, the rolling landscaped grounds with manicured lawns and sculpted yew hedges and the sense of historical home – and combines this romantic past with the very best in modern style – the acoustically perfect Music Room and, of course, the ultimate in wedding planning support from the Bijou team – to create a totally unique exclusive use country house wedding venue, hidden away in this quiet countryside village on the border of leafy Hampshire and bustling Berkshire.


We invite you to see this wonderful home for yourself and, while strolling through the Library, Drawing Room, Music Room and grounds, fizz in hand, to picture yourselves here, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, celebrating your wedding day in relaxed, stylish luxury. Alongside the venue itself, its 14 luxurious bedrooms, tennis court and swimming pool, couples will of course also enjoy the full wedding planning, wedding venue and wedding catering expertise that comes with booking an exclusive use country house wedding venue with Bijou.
#4

Wickham House

Wickham, Newbury, Berks, RG20 8HD, Newbury, Berkshire
£5700
Up to 400 guests
The Berkshire countryside provides one of the most picturesque settings for your wedding. With an exciting variety of spaces on the property, Wickham House allows you to create an imaginative and diverse experience that will offer you and your guests an unforgettable occasion, for a small intimate wedding reception or a large formal affair. The wedding breakfast and dancing will be held in a bespoke marquee sited in the large pasture in front of the house. Drinks beforehand can be held in a couple of different venues, whether it be in or around the fountain on our main front terrace, or in the stunning Walled Garden, or in the two principal reception rooms in the Main House.

When looking for a large or small intimate wedding reception venue in Berkshire, you will not find a more optimal setting than Wickham House. As a premiere Berkshire venue, the team at Wickham House will exceed your needs to create the perfect experience for your special day.


As a venue for both formal and alternative weddings in Berkshire, Wickham House can perfectly accommodate both religious and civil ceremonies. The charming church, run by the Church of England, is directly adjacent to the marquee site, facilitating total privacy and removing any issue of transporting guests between the two elements of your wedding. If you wish to be married in a civil ceremony, or prefer a small intimate wedding venue in Berkshire, our beautiful Barn seats up to 125 theatre-style. Alternatively, if the weather is likely to be kind, outside garden wedding ceremonies can be held in the Walled Garden, under a permanent pagoda shaped structure, which gives onto a sunken lawn where up to 200 guests can be comfortably seated and which can be covered by a simple side-less marquee if the weather looks iffy. Obviously this combines well with a drinks reception in the Walled Garden immediately afterwards.
#5

Ardington House

Church Street, Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QA, Wantage, Oxfordshire
£4500
Up to 200 guests
Ardington House is above all a fantastic family home and is available for self-catering weekend and weekly rentals for up to 25 people. Situated in the deep countryside of the North Wessex Downs in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet only 75 minutes from London, the House is an ideal location for weekends away or longer breaks.

The House is also often used as a base for house parties attending nearby sporting and cultural events, such as the Cheltenham Racing and Book Festivals, Hennessy Gold Cup, Henley Regatta, Silverstone Grand Prix and Royal Ascot.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies either indoors or on the unique setting of the Temple Island

• Our Temple Island, manicured gardens, lake, Manor House and marquee provide perfect backdrops for photographs

• Exclusivity and complete privacy on every occasion

• Flexible approach to catering, top quality chefs as the preferred catering team with very competitive rates

• Event manager on hand every step of the way

• Overnight accommodation available
#6

Barton House

East Lockinge, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QD
Up to 120 guests
Barton House is an entirely unique venue specialising in hosting small and intimate events. It’s a home from home, enabling you and your guests to truly relax and unwind. With the food experience at the heart of what we do, we have successfully hosted a range of private and corporate events; from landmark birthdays, anniversary celebrations and weddings to product launches, executive retreats and incentive breaks.

Barton House offers couples the opportunity to have the wedding they would love to have at home if space would allow. For those wishing to celebrate the whole wedding experience with us, the house is licensed for small ceremonies while for those marrying at the nearby All Saints Parish Church or elsewhere, Barton House provides a stunning setting for the Wedding Breakfast.


With 9 luxurious bedrooms, up to 18 guests can stay overnight meaning the wedding party can start the day altogether, with the spacious master bedroom providing the perfect place for brides to get ready.


Menus are personally designed for each couple. Executive Chef Tom takes into account a range of information about the bride and groom including food preferences, special memories and favourite restaurants, to create a truly bespoke menu for their first meal as husband and wife.


With the family behind Barton House collectively holding over 60 years’ experience in running weddings and events, a seamless stress-free service is guaranteed.
#7

Newington House

Newington, OX10 7AG, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
Up to 300 guests
Newington House offers a completely flexible service and prides itself on crafting unique experiences for our guests, meaning that no two weddings are the same. You can choose to have complete exclusivity over the entire estate, or mix and match between the grounds and a selection of rooms for your wedding reception.

A perfect backdrop

The beautiful grounds are transformed by the seasons, allowing for stunning photography against an array of backdrops.


Ceremonies:

The house is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and benefits from two historic churches close by, St. Giles Church 100m from the house or the impressive Dorchester Abbey just 5 miles away.
#8

The Great House At Sonning

Thames Street, Sonning, RG4 6UT, Sonning Common, Oxfordshire
Up to 115 guests
Forget what you know about classic country hotels and escape to The Great House. Yes, it’s true we’re in the achingly attractive village of Sonning and we do sit on the serene banks of the Thames, but push open our door and you’ll soon find our adventurous side. With rooms that channel contemporary cool with vintage touches, a cleverly designed Great House Lodge for work and celebrations and the Coppa Club restaurant for eating and drinking – we’re a place to stay, party, work, eat and chill. And at the end of the day’s adventures, the sleeping is good here too.
#9

Dinckley Court

Abingdon, Burcot,, OX14 3DP, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Located in 8 acres on the banks of the River Thames, the property lies in one of the most picturesque areas of South Oxfordshire, within the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to the historic towns of Oxford and Abingdon, with Dorchester-on-Thames less than a mile away.
Comprising of a spacious main house and attached wing with its own separate entrance, this exceptional house makes a perfect retreat for large parties or several families, up to 18, holidaying together and is excellently furnished.


The main reception room has wooden floors and a wood burning stove as well as Wi-Fi, Sky TV, DVD and I Pod docking stations in both kitchen and living room areas, perfect for relaxing get-togethers.


There is also a study area on a galleried floor. All bedrooms have TV, six of which are en-suite and two sharing private bathroom. The conservatory dining area offers enough space for all guests to dine together, with views over the large garden. Doors open onto a patio barbecue area with further outside tables and seating within the gardens of Dinckley Court. Extensive grounds lead down to the River Thames, overlooking open farmland beyond.


Dinckley Court provides boat mooring with local boat hire also available; fishing is also enjoyed when in season, or at Orchid Lakes with specialist carp coarse fishing lakes ½ mile away.


Local attractions include a Salter’s Steamer Boat which can be caught from Oxford and back to Days Lock and a walk taken back to Dinckley Court, or Nuneham Courtney’s arboretum can be visited - full of amazing trees, plants and beautiful peacocks. Restaurants within 10 miles for food lovers include Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons , the famous Crazy Bear bar and restaurant, The Mole Inn (excellent traditional pub food), and the Chequers pub, 400 yards away, serving great British food.
#10

Stonor Park

Stonor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire
Up to 500 guests
The house itself is an elegant choice for a drinks reception for up to 150 guests with a gallery opening out onto the divine Italianate walled gardens – the perfect setting for photos. A drinks reception in the house can be followed by a wedding breakfast on the front lawn.

With 250 acres of rolling parkland they would be delighted to discuss whatever magical venue you have in mind, from woodland weddings to beautiful summer glades with endless views of the Chilterns. The spaces are offered individually or in combination.


For religious ceremonies, Roman Catholic services can be held in their private 14th Century chapel. Up to 80 guests can witness the ceremony in this wonderful, ancient building. Alternatively, there are several local Anglican Churches, including the parish church of Pishill, which looks out over Stonor Park. Registry Offices can be found in Henley on Thames, Wallingford, Thame and Oxford.
#11

Greenlands at Henley

Greenlands, Henley-On-Thames Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU, PA7 5NW, Bishopton, Renfrewshire
£99
Up to 150 guests
Greenlands holds a licence for Civil Wedding Ceremonies and is a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil setting in which to hold your service. Our feature rooms can cater for formal or informal ceremonies for up to 120 guests.

The average ceremony will last approximately 20 minutes following which, time will be allocated to allow you to use our extensive river frontage grounds and beautiful sunken garden for the official photographs.


Our dedicated and highly skilled team will work with you, both before and during the day, to ensure that your every requirement is met, from the moment you arrive until you leave us.

Make your wedding reception or wedding breakfast extra special by holding it in either our Heyworth Riverside Restaurant and Terrace, with it’s floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames, or alternatively, for larger parties, we can arrange a marquee in the grounds – decorated in your chosen colour scheme.


• Stunning riverside location

• The gardens provide beautiful photo opportunities

• Inclusive and bespoke wedding packages available

• On-site accommodation

• Complimentary car parking

• Truly memorable venue for your wedding
#12

Warbrook House

Warbrook House Hotel, The Street, Eversley, ,, RG27 0PL, Hampshire, Hampshire
Set in incredible surroundings, as you reach the end of the tree-lined driveway, Warbrook House Hotel sweeps into view: a magnificent Grade I listed mansion designed by renowned architect John James in 1724, set in 121 acres of Grade II listed gardens, complete with its very own Versailles-style canal.

Warbrook House Hotel is the ideal location for conferences, weddings, private parties, or a relaxing weekend in the countryside. It is conveniently located near the Berkshire-Hampshire border, and close to Heathrow Airport and Central London, which is accessible by train with connections from Reading, Fleet and Farnborough rail stations.
#13

Esseborne Manor

Esseborne Manor, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, SP11 0ER, Hampshire, Hampshire
Located close to Highclere Castle, home of the television series Downton Abbey, this family run Victorian Country Hotel is small and unpretentious.
It is set amidst the splendour of the North Wessex Down, close by the lovely Bourne Valley, in an area designated one of outstanding natural beauty. The perfect location for a short break.
#14

Easthampstead Park

Peacock Lane Wokingham, RG40 3DF, Bracknell, Berkshire
We understand there really is nothing more important than the right venue when booking your special event. Easthampstead Park is conveniently located with plenty of parking and of course, the extensive driveway that will wow your arriving guests.

Our experienced team will be on hand to help deliver the perfect event. We can cater for almost anything so if it's not on the list then please get in touch with our events team and we'll see what we can do.
#15

Taplins Place

Taplin Farm, Church Lane, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8EF, Hampshire, Hampshire
Up to 200 guests
Taplins Place is a 400 year old farmhouse set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Hampshire, just minutes from the historic and picturesque town of Hartley Wintney.

Our aim is to make your special day the most memorable day of your lives. With a picturesque garden straight out of a fairy-tale, lush greens and beautiful blooming flowers abound, a large koi pond, private wooded area, waterfalls and a beautiful grand old weeping willow you wont need the pictures to remind you of the sheer beauty of our location.


Flexibility is our motto, weddings are your day, so make it personal, don't settle for package deals at a hotel, don't share the space with other wedding groups, or be limited with what you are allowed to do like other venues. With us you get the space and the flexibility to truly live out your dream day, we accommodate any size and type of wedding at a terrific price you wont find anywhere else. So let your imagination soar, not your bank balance.


• Choice of ceremony in the Summerhouse or The Old Stables

• Licensed for ceremonies in the beautiful Summer House or the Old Stables

• Parking available for 80+ cars

• Choose food from our list of quality approved Vendors, or bring your own

• Onsite Bar to provide all your beverage needs for the Dinner and Reception

• Bouncy Castles and other forms of garden entertainment are allowed
#16

The Elvetham

Hartley, Wintney, RG27 8AS, Hampshire, Hampshire
£4500
Up to 250 guests
Wander around our grounds arm in arm as you explore our 19th century architecture, discover our captivating event spaces and picture yourself walking down the aisle in these inspiring surroundings.

With a highly experienced wedding team on hand to help you create the perfect day, you can relax as you immerse yourself in the beauty of our Hampshire wedding venue and the surrounding countryside. With 35 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, you certainly won't be short of stunning photo opportunities. A variety of quaint, grand and outdoor event spaces await, so you can walk down the aisle and exchange your vows in gorgeous surroundings whatever the weather. Peruse the links below to start planning your big day at The Elvetham.
#17

Bisham Abbey

Bisham Marlow Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RR, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
£3500
Up to 120 guests
Formerly the home of Henry the VIII, Bisham Abbey is a stunning and majestic 13th Century Abbey, located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The Abbey is steeped in history and provides the perfect romantic backdrop and wedding venue for your special day.

Set amongst picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Thames, Bisham Abbey caters for any type of wedding, from small, intimate functions to larger marquee weddings in the gardens of the Abbey.


Our wedding co-ordinators will help guide you through the planning of your special day to ensure the whole process is smooth and stress free from initial enquiry to the day itself, we’ll help you plan the perfect wedding.


Hold your wedding ceremony in the beautiful Warwick Room, dating back to 1680 and featuring original stone fireplace. The Warwick room has a civil wedding ceremony license and benefits from a fourteen metre aisle and beautiful views over the Abbey lawns, meaning you can be sure to make a stunning entrance and impression on your wedding day.


Enjoy your wedding breakfast in the majestic and romantic Great Hall, with its magnificent four hundred year old fireplace and wooden over mantle, a gift from King James I. The Great Hall seats up to 120 guests in comfort and style.


Whatever type of wedding you dream of, Bisham Abbey provides the perfect setting for your special day and the ability to tailor your wedding precisely to your requirements.


• Beautiful, romantic and unique venue

• Located on the banks of the River Thames

• Civil ceremonies

• Marquee receptions

• Last minute offers & tailored packages

• Contact us for the latest packages
#18

Lillibrooke Manor & Barns

Lillibrooke Manor Ockwells Road, Cox Green, SL6 3LP, Maidenhead, Berkshire
A unique Grade II listed venue in the heart of the Thames Valley, Lillibrooke Manor has been lovingly restored as a perfect wedding venue providing a fairytale setting for your special day. We offer exclusive hire of the whole estate, allowing your wedding party the privacy of a venue that is all yours. Wander our stunning grounds and gardens and choose from a variety of beautiful buildings for your ceremony and reception. From the country church feel of the Small Barn through to the awe-inspiring Great Barn, Lillibrooke offers a stunning setting and guarantees you beautiful photographs at any time of year. Our experienced events team at Lillibrooke Manor offers exceptional flexibility for you to design your special day around the style that you want to create.
#19

Moor Hall

Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9QH, Maidenhead, Berkshire
£4500
Up to 120 guests
A beautiful country house setting backed by exceptionally high standards of care and personal service means that at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa we can confidently offer you the perfect venue for your wedding reception, civil ceremony or partnership.

Set at the end of a long tree-lined drive in delightful surroundings and convenient for local churches, the hotel’s sweeping lawns and historic sunken garden provide a unique and picturesque backdrop for your wedding photographs. Attractively landscaped grounds in the summer and open fires and oak panelling in the winter set the perfect romantic scene.


As a family owned hotel we pride ourselves in offering friendly and flexible service so we can tailor make your wedding day to suit you whether you are looking for a small family celebration or a lavish wedding breakfast for up to 180 guests. Over the last 50 or so years we have delighted many, many couples and in some cases, successive generations of the same family! Our professional and experienced wedding organisers will advise you on every tiny detail of the arrangements to ensure that your wedding day will be happy and carefree. You can relax and enjoy the company of your guests whilst we take care of the rest.


• Professional, experienced wedding co-ordinators on hand to help throughout

• Bespoke wedding consultation and menu tasting

• Variety of menu choices

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Overnight accommodation for your guests in 80 en-suite bedrooms
#20

Cliveden House

Taplow, Taplow, SL6 0JF, Berkshire, Berkshire
£55000
Up to 250 guests
There's something magical in the air at our Grade I stately home, making it a fitting setting for a fairy-tale wedding. Maybe it's the venue's opulent history or glamorous guest-list of former visitors. Or it might be the luxuriant interiors which strike the perfect balance between lavish and homely.

Alternatively, if your party exceeds 60 guests, we can accommodate your wedding ceremony on an exclusive use,.


• Set amongst 376 acres of National Trust parklands overlooking River Thames

• Exclusive use

• Complimentary menu tasting

• Wedding coordinator

• Personalised place cards, table plan and menu cards

• Award winning chef

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