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Set the scene for your perfect event by booking one of 154 unique and historic venues near Guildford, Surrey which are sure to wow your guests!
#1

De Vere Wotton House

Guildford Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6QQ, Dorking, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
Imagine your wedding day set amidst beautiful Italian Gardens, with inside spaces filled with stunning 17th-century detailing and modern, luxurious touches. At De Vere Wotton House, you’ll find all this and more at one of the leading wedding venues in Dorking, Surrey.

Our wedding spaces are licensed for civil ceremonies including our Italian Gardens so you can say your vows or host your wedding reception beside the manicured lawns and water features. Grand vaulted ceilings and original fireplaces set the tone for weddings in The Old Library whilst the light and airy Evelyn and Wotton Suites provide a modern backdrop with access to the gardens.


Your wedding breakfast and party menus will be curated by the Executive Chef and a dedicated team is on-hand throughout to deliver a day that is elegant, thoughtful and a true celebration of your relationship.


• 17th century manor house

• Walled garden and temple for your outdoor ceremony

• Chapel style suite for your indoor ceremony

• Evening reception for up to seated guests to dine and 250 for evening reception

• Complimentary bedroom suite for the happy couple and preferential accommodation rates for guests

• Exclusive use available – one wedding per day
#2

Ramster Hall

Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4SN, Godalming, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
For the most important day of your life you deserve a setting that is not just out of the ordinary, but extraordinary...

WEDDING VENUE IN SURREY AND WEST SUSSEX

Ramster Hall is a magical wedding venue nestling on the borders between Surrey and West Sussex. It is a much loved family home and wedding receptions and civil ceremonies have been held here for over 30 years, but every wedding is different and dealt with on a very personal and intimate level.


Once you arrive at Ramster Hall, the magnificence of the approach down the drive will impress wedding guests. With exclusive use of the wedding halls and courtyard which are yours for the day, you can have the wedding ceremony here or at one of our local churches and your wedding guests can enjoy the stunning surroundings for the duration of your wedding celebrations.


The Long Hall can seat 160 for a wedding breakfast, or up to 200 for a stand-up wedding reception. It is a magnificent beamed and paneled hall which is over 100 feet long and dates back to 1604. The vast inglenook fireplace, with a blazing log fire, gives a lovely warm welcome in the winter.


WEDDING SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

We have a varied list of reliable, professional suppliers and services to help you with your wedding planning. If a disco is required please contact Mark@thedj.co.uk or you can bring in your own band if you prefer.


• We don't charge you corkage and neither do our caterers. We can offer a cash bar for your evening reception

• Ramster Hall is our much loved home which is family run giving a friendly and personal service

• Surrounded by a stunning mature flowering shrub garden of over 20 acres, perfect locations for photos.

• We have our own in-house professional DJ, who will play any music you choose, or you can arrange your own live music.

• We have plenty of quality local accommodation, from lovely country pubs with room to larger hotels for all your guests to stay.

• We can reccommend a huge variety of different suppliers, florists to harpists, toast masters to taxis!
#3

The Conservatory at Painshill

Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, Surrey, KT11 1JE, Cobham, Surrey
Up to 400 guests
Situated in Cobham, Surrey, this romantic venue has all you’ll need to create your perfect civil ceremony or Asian wedding ceremony and wedding reception.

The marquee interior has been designed with flexibility in mind. The neutral ivory lining lends itself perfectly to any colour scheme or wedding design, whether you’re looking to create the ultimate in traditional celebrations or would prefer a contemporary look for your special day.


Welcome guests with a drinks reception in the venue’s private lawn, or host your reception inside The Conservatory’s reception room, where guests can enjoy stunning views of the garden.


Why Choose The Conservatory Wedding Venue?


Beautiful location surrounded by landscaped gardens – Good photo opportunities

Private walled garden area alongside the venue

Blank canvas – flexible space

Venue comes with in house PA system and atmospheric lighting to create a great atmosphere inside Licensed for ceremonies

Variety of capacities possible·

Venue furniture included

Local hotels and churches nearby

Close transport links

Complimentary parking


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests

• Exclusive setting in one of the 18th century’s great landscaped gardens

• Capacity for 80 – 320 guests for a formal meal, or 80 – 400 for reception or buffet

• Endless stunning photo opportunities

• Accessible location – 2 miles from Junction 10 of the M25

• Professional, experienced team to help throughout
#4

Sandown Park Racecourse

Portsmouth Rd,, KT10 9AJ, Esher, Surrey
Whatever you’re celebrating – a birthday, anniversary or engagement; family gathering or garden party, we’ve got a broad range of unusual, awe-inspiring and spacious facilities for you to choose from. Large or small, formal or casual, indoors or out, we’re pretty sure you’ll be surprised, charmed and excited by the choice.
#5

The Runnymede on Thames

Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AG, Egham, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
Celebrate the most special and important day of your life at a romantic and unique venue on the banks of the River Thames. The Runnymede on Thames is the perfect place to begin your life together!

When you plan your day with us, we will make sure that your dream day becomes a reality. We will take care of every detail to create your perfect celebration. In addition, you will benefit from the services of your very own banqueting manager who will be on hand throughout. Our superb service and dedicated approach will ensure that your day runs smoothly from start to finish.


The venue's surroundings are stunning, contemporary and inviting. Located beside the sparkling river, the setting offers charming backdrops for your important photographs. As you approach the venue, via the driveway or even by boat, the delightful setting is sure to impress.


The beautiful location offers a true Thames wedding with boats, ducks and clouds drifting by all day long. The delightful, tranquil, dreamy atmosphere is simply perfect for a wedding. You and your guests will have no trouble relaxing and enjoy the panoramic views and the exquisite design details which complement the natural theme.


The fabulous venue is located on the River Thames in Egham, Surrey. It is conveniently located just minutes from Heathrow and just down the road from Royal Windsor.


• Tasting menu with the Executive Chef before the big day to make sure you are 100% happy

• Postage of your invitations to UK addresses

• Separate changing room for guests who have travelled on the day, a red carpet arrival and reception drinks area

• Dedicated banqueting manager on hand throughout

• Your place cards, table plan, cake stand and knife

• A bottle of Champagne and executive double riverside bedroom for your wedding night, plus a full English breakfast
#6

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.
#7

Night Pastures

lower lodge farm, vann road, Fernhurst, West Sussex, GU27 3NH, Fernhurst, West Sussex
Up to 200 guests
Night Pastures is a truly unique and beautiful venue for your wedding.

Situated in a heart shaped field, surrounded by ancient woodland and besides a lake – the venue is yours to create your own fantasy. Whether you favour a festival style wedding complete with camping, open fires and retro van serving bacon butties the morning after or a simpler style enjoying the natural beauty of the environment and, as the light fades, dancing beneath starry skies and fairy-lit trees.


Spend your first married night in one of our sustainable handmade yurts. Enjoy this memorable day with family and friends knowing that the comforts of a freshly laundered bed, hot shower and flushing toilet are not far away.


We work closely with experts who can offer technical skills in lighting, projections, installations and styling. We pay close attention to even the tiniest of details and limit the number of handmade boutique weddings we run each year so that we can create and support each perfect day.


• Located in South Downs National Park, in a heart shaped field, surrounded by ancient woodland

• Dance beneath starry skies and fairy-lit trees

• Perfect venue for you to create your dream wedding

• Spend your first night of married life in a comfortable handmade yurt

• Ideal for a festival wedding

• We only create a handful of bespoke weddings each year
#8

Turk Launches

Town End Pier, 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, South West London, KT1 1HN, London, Greater London
Up to 150 guests
The romance of the river sets the perfect scene for your wedding reception. The boat is exclusively your venue for you and your guests to enjoy.

The stunning scenery between Hampton Court, Kingston and Richmond makes an idyllic backdrop for photos. Although not licensed for legal ceremonies, Celebrant Ceremonies can take place on board.

Turk’s wedding boats can cater for 20 – 150 guests. Choose from the stylishly simple to the luxuriously lavish.


Arrive by Boat at your River Thames Wedding Venue


Make a ‘wow’ start to married life and arrive by boat at your Thames riverside wedding venue in Kingston, Richmond or Hampton Court.


A champagne cruise along the scenic Thames will have your bridal party talking about the best wedding ever for years to come! It is a different and stylish way to celebrate that people will always remember.


• Unique riverboat wedding reception venue

• Gorgeous scenery make a magical backdrop for photos

• Boats can accommodate from 20 - 150 guests

• Choose a stylishly simple design or a luxuriously lavish one

• Every boat is spacious

• Safe environment for children and wheelchair friendly
#9

Ewell Court House

Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 0EB, Epsom, Surrey
Up to 120 guests
Ewell Court House with its fascinating past offers the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Set in beautiful, historical grounds complete with fountains, cascades, rock pools and its own secret Grotto, the Grade II listed house stands proud at the entrance to the extensive Green flag parkland.

Ewell Court House can accommodate 90 guests for your wedding breakfast and 120 guests for an evening party. The maximum seating available for ceremonies is 100. Rooms can also be hired during the weekdays for alternative events such as meetings.


Catering


Ewell Court House is not tied to an in house caterer. Instead we have a list of approved caterers. With the provision of relevant references and certification any new professional caterer can be added to the approved list.


• Recently restored Grade II listed historic building in Surrey

• Rustic grounds complete with fountains, rock pools and a secret Grotto

• Can hold up to 90 guests for your breakfast and up to 120 guests for the evening reception

• Number of rooms available for your special day

• Ante Room and The Social Suite combined can accommodate 90 guests for your breakfast

• Whist Room features stunning views toward the lake and parkland
#10

Lovekyn Chapel

London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6PY, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Up to 75 guests
A number of our facilities are available to hire for weddings, parties, conferences, exhibitions performances and more. Our dedicated Events Coordinator will be happy to discuss all the options available to you.


Lovekyn Chapel

Lovekyn Chapel is the only remaining free-standing chantry chapel in England and, dating back to 1309, is the oldest complete building in Kingston. Although it is no longer used for religious services, it's the most popular venue in the Royal Borough for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. As an elegant and bright space with excellent acoustics, it is also frequently used for musical performances and readings.


The chapel can comfortably seat 60 people. Reflecting its 14th-century medieval heritage, the room features large stained glass windows and a magnificent vaulted ceiling and arched doorway. If you want the tradition and ambience of a church but without the religious service, our chapel is the venue for you.
#11

The Oakley Court

Windsor Road, Water Oakely, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5UR, Windsor, Berkshire
£139
Up to 160 guests
We know that every happy couple wants their wedding day to be unique; present the wow factor to be remembered for a lifetime and become the legends who threw that unforgettable party. At The Oakley Court, you can have all of that and much more. You have a magnificent country house hotel with a cosy collection of bedrooms to indulge the before and after, plenty of spaces to host the ceremony and 33 acres of spectacular grounds to plan a show-stopping reception.

Your wedding will be like no other, beautiful, intimate and enchanting – our magical surroundings with a wealth of historic character and elegant style will help with that. We provide the luxury, make sure the photographer has the camera and together we will unveil a scene of bespoke natural beauty – unspoilt, tranquil and blissfully remote all year round. Our landscape will create an enchanting backdrop for all those special moments captured on camera that will form the memories of your perfect wedding day at The Oakley Court.


• Picturesque riverside location with its own private jetty

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Wedding breakfasts for up to 150 guests

• Indoor heated pool, tennis courts, gym, 9 hole par 3 golf course

• 118 bedrooms, some boasting beautiful river views

• Victorian gothic-style mansion
#12

Lodge Hill Outdoor Centre

Lodge Hill Centre Watersfield, RH20 1LZ, Pulborough, West Sussex
Lodge Hill is an outdoor activity centre, nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, for schools, youth groups & adults, with overnight accommodation, campsite, outdoor activities, Woodland lodges, weddings and a range of conference facilities. We specialise in personal development and team-building skills in a challenging and safe environment away from the distractions of everyday life.

We are a charitable trust whose core purpose is to provide young people with opportunities to learn about themselves and other people away from distractions in our secluded 32 acre woodland site.


As a not for profit organisation, we raise funds to subsidise these learning opportunities through a range of compatible commercial activities including residential stays, weddings, meeting room hire, team building and other training.


Each of the Trustees leads a committee that supports the leadership and management of the centre. Each has specialist knowledge and was recruited to support our work.
#13

Star & Garter

4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, South West London, SW15 1JN, Putney, Greater London
£100
Up to 200 guests
As a venue the Star and Garter offers flexibility and an impressive venue to host events including formal and informal parties, banquet dinners, conferences, Christmas parties and weddings.

This beautiful room located on the 1st floor of the Star & Garter is available for private hires. With its thirty foot ceiling, private bar, art deco stage and natural daylight it’s sure to take your breath away.


Wander downstairs and you will find our more informal Cellar Bar which boast its own bar and dance floor. Perfect for social occasions up to 90 people standing.


The Star & Garter can provide a complete day, from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast along with a dance floor to dance the night away.


The Ballroom is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies. Our Events Manager will be in attendance to offer general assistance to you and your guests throughout the day. We can look after your programme of music and ensure the day runs smoothly


CAPACITY:


Up to 124 people for a sit down meal

Up to 200 people standing


• Set on the banks of the River Thames, boasting stunning views

• The Ballroom blends Victorian grandeur with contemporary New York design

• Professional, dedicated and experienced wedding team on hand

• Fabulous wedding packages to suit a range of requirements

• 30-foot-high ceiling, a private bar, stunning art-deco stage and more

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies
#14

London Rowing Club

Embankment, Putney, South West London, SW15 1LB, Putney, Greater London
Up to 120 guests
London Rowing Club on the Embankment in Putney offers glorious panoramic views of the River Thames with Bishop's Park just across the water. This idyllic peaceful location is perfect for any event.

We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests with a choice of banqueting suites to accommodate the more intimate gathering.


Ideal for weddings, dinners of up to 100 guests or drinks receptions of 200, the Long Room overlooking the River Thames is the perfect celebration venue.


Conferences are often catered for in the Crew Room. This naturally well lit and spacious suite offers up to 60 delegates a quiet working space with no distractions. The Members' Room offers a VIP boardroom for meetings from 2 to 40 delegates or private dining for up to 20 guests.


• Riverside Location

• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Exclusive use

• Experienced Event Manager

• Licensed Bar

• Entertainment License
#15

Fulham Palace

Bishop's Avenue, West London, SW6 6EA, London, Greater London
Fulham Palace is a versatile & unique West London venue. Set in 13 acres of botanical gardens, this country house provides an inspirational setting for many celebrations and corporate events. Your guests will delight in the tranquil surroundings as the Palace becomes exclusively yours to hire.
Our savvy in-house events team can bring your celebration ideas to life, whatever the occasion. Friendly yet professional, and with a wealth of knowledge they will ensure that all runs smoothly from planning to completion.


Fulham Palace offers the choice of seven rooms which you can hire exclusively. The versatile rooms vary in style from Tudor to Georgian and are flooded with natural light. Thirteen acres of gardens, including two private spaces, are ideal for balmy summer parties and provide a historical backdrop for your photographer to capture special memories.


Four rooms within Fulham Palace are licensed for civil ceremonies.


The Great Hall, features beautiful wooden panelling, classical cornicing and a gothic fireplace.

Seats up to 110 guests

Bishop Terrick’s Drawing Room, an elegant room with a classical ornate ceiling and views over the south lawn.

Seats up to 50 guests

Bishop Terrick Dining Room, with its tall Georgian windows and feature fireplace this room is ideal for intimate ceremonies.

Seats up to 25 guests

Bishop Sherlock’s Room, was fully restored in 2006 and is now available by special arrangement. It is a light and airy room with large windows and a magnificent Rococo ceiling.

Seats up to 80 guests


• Varied and versatile rooms

• Award-winning food

• Beautiful grounds including courtyards and fountains

• Personal and excellent service

• Licensed for civil ceremonies and blessings

• Wedding planners
#16

Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT, Arundel, West Sussex
£20000
Up to 250 guests
Located in the picturesque village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel steeped in over 900 years of history. Within its medieval walls lies a picturesque retreat which seamlessly blends ancient architecture and history with modern design and contemporary cuisine, cooked to the highest standards.

Nestled safe and secure behind a portcullis, Amberley Castle lies waiting to be discovered as a truly unique wedding venue.


On the doorstep of the South Downs National Park, with its green rolling pastures, open spaces, ancient woodlands and river valleys Amberley Castle has been used exclusively by royalty, politicians and VIPs throughout its history. 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens (roamed by a resident white peacock) set the scene and the castle is still completely enclosed by a high curtain wall, with the medieval stonework forming an evocative backdrop to your special day.


Venture inside and you are greeted by 900 years of history - suits of armour stand to attention, intricate coats of arms tell tales of previous residents and original stonework frames every aspect. Fine fabrics and beautiful antiques complete the setting along with roaring log fires in the winter months. Fill the rooms with your nearest and dearest and you have all the ingredients for a truly magical wedding day.


Amberley Castle is located less than 60 miles south west of London and only 22 miles from Brighton in the village of Amberley.


The castle is still completely enclosed by a 60ft high curtain wall which is flanked by a magnificent twin-tower gatehouse to the south and a kitchen block and a garderode tower with gun loops to the north. Square internal towers stand at the corners, with a small water-gate in the west wall and a Norman postern in the east wall.


GARDENS


With over 12 acres, many visitors simply wish to wander through the beautiful formal gardens contained within the Castle walls. The medieval stonework, rose-covered arches and topiary, dating from the 1920’s, form an evocative backdrop to the colour and fragrance within the perennial borders. The upper courtyard provides a delightful setting for afternoon tea or aperitifs. Camelias and magnolias grow proudly here and Koi carp bask in the charming ponds.


DINING & DRINKING


Amberley Castle has a long held reputation for delivering outstanding cuisine.


The magnificent Queen's Room is the principal dining room, with a barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century and an open fire lights the room during the winter months.


ROOMS


The 19 luxurious guest rooms offer comfort and style, the interior design reflects the history of the castle and rooms are furnished with antiques and fine fabrics alongside contemporary features.
#17

Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill, London, South West London, SW11 5TN, London, Greater London
Up to 200 guests
Our eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair make our building ideal for those looking for something a little different. We host a wide variety of events; from weddings and parties to location filming and conferences.

We have a wide range of services on hand, from expert technical advice to professional event catering.


Currently available for hire from Jan, July, Aug and Sept 2017.


Our beautiful Grand Hall is currently being restored and is available for hire for weddings from January 2019.


Battersea Arts Centre is licensed for both ceremonies and receptions, and our experienced team can help manage your big day from start to finish. We cater in-house and pride ourselves in creating truly bespoke menus to fit with your vision of your special day.


The Council Chamber and Member’s Library are licensed for ceremonies and currently available for hire when we are out of theatre season in January, July, September and August.


It is possible to get hold a ceremony in our picturesque mosaic foyer on Sundays all year round. Why not follow the ceremony with an informal reception in the Scratch bar?


• A unique and historic city venue in South West London

• Theatrical flair combined with historic architecture

• Superb professional catering for events

• The Council Chamber is perfect for weddings and can host 200 standing and up to 120 dining

• Make your entrance down the impressive marble staircase

• The light and airy Member's Library is ideal for small drinks receptions of up to 50
#18

West Dean Gardens

West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ, Chichester, West Sussex
Up to 250 guests
Wedding Receptions In Award-winning Gardens

With award-winning gardens and a gorgeous backdrop, West Dean College and Gardens in West Sussex is the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Unique historic character and beautiful surroundings creates a perfect venue set in picturesque South Downs countryside. Escape to this country estate and celebrate your day in style in the glorious Gardens, we are sure you will fall in love with this beautiful venue.


We are delighted to have recently been included in the Telegraph's list as one of the world's most romantic gardens.


Marquee Weddings


If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, you can hire the Picnic Lawn for a marquee wedding reception accommodating up to 200 people. Your guests will be blown away by the stunning parkland views and beautiful garden surroundings, which make for unforgettable photographic opportunities.


• Historic venue

• Marquee receptions in the award-winning Gardens

• Bespoke service, flexibility with suppliers

• Outstanding views across the South Downs National Park

• Idyllic photo opportunities
#19

Addington Palace

Gravel Hill, Addington Village, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5BB, Croydon, Surrey
PALACE IS A STUNNING GEORGIAN MANSION, AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU. MAKE YOUR DREAM OF A PALACE WEDDING VENUE BECOME YOUR REALITY.

As part of our exclusive wedding venue hire you and your guests can also have access to a further ten grand, impressive rooms within the Palace as part of the Gold Package or tailor your hire to reflect your needs on the day with either the Bronze or Silver Package. Such options allow you to create your own personalised Wedding – unique to you!


“The Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for wedding receptions complete with a stunning French chandelier and spectacular Italian marble fireplace.”


Addington Palace has two truly unique, exclusive wedding venues, the Palace itself and the Royal Pavillion


You have the flexibility to hire each Venue individually or collectively. Surrounded by 163 acres of undulating Surrey countryside both wedding venues offer a fantastic setting for your big day and exclusive use of the grounds for photographs.


• Historic grade II listed building

• Set within 163 acres of beautiful grounds

• Available for exclusive use

• Can accommodate weddings from 100 to 900 guests

• Hire only options available

• Catering for Asian, European, Caribbean & African cuisines
#20

Rye Island Sussex

Rye Farmhouse, Hollands Lane, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9QY, Henfield, West Sussex
Up to 150 guests
Rye Island is located on the outskirts of Henfield, 20 minutes North of Brighton down a private track, surrounded by farmland and downland views. It has a feeling of being completely remote, yet the town is only a 5 minute walk away. The neighbours consist of farm animals and wild birds. It has a lake-view marquee site, a camping field with views of the downs, a late-night ‘after-party barn’ which is decorated as an Arabian Tent.

There are plenty of train stations to choose from, all approx 20 minutes away from Rye Island; Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Wivelsfield and Porstlade.

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