Featuring beautiful landscaped gardens and manicured lawns, here are eight garden wedding venues you might like to consider if you want to enjoy the outdoors on your wedding day…

The Barn at Bury Court, Farnham, Surrey

The Barn at Bury Court Gardens

This elegantly rustic barn wedding venue always impresses with its award-winning gardens. Both innovative and stunning, the gardens at The Barn at Bury Court display ornamental grasses, unusual hardy perennials and vibrant, colourful flowers, justly acclaimed as “truly exceptional”. The combination of natural elegance and artistic form create a breathtaking backdrop to your wedding photographs.

Chenies Manor House, Chenies, Hertfordshire

Bride and Groom Walking in Chenies Manor House Gardens

The beautifully maintained gardens at Chenies Manor House are divided into a series of compartments. Herbaceous borders, rose gardens and arched walkways provide a delightful setting for a drinks reception and outdoor photographs. Carefully chosen flowers and plants ensure the gardens burst with colour in every season.

Pennard House, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Tipis in Gardens of Pennard House

A hidden gem in the Somerset countryside, Pennard House is a family-owned Georgian manor house. The south facing lawn in front of the house is perfect for a drinks reception, whilst the beautiful lake and rose gardens provide endless photo opportunities. Lovers of the great outdoors will also enjoy the venue’s handmade 18ft tipis, complete with home comforts for a great night’s sleep.

Chippenham Park, Chippenham, Cambridgeshire

Summerhouse in Gardens of Chippenham Park

Known for the exquisite gardens that surround it, Chippenham Park wedding venue is located in the picturesque village of Chippenham in Cambridgeshire. Spectacular perennial borders, woodland walks and lakes create an unforgettable vision.

Opt for a ceremony outdoors in the Summerhouse beside the lake and enjoy daffodils, snowdrops and endless stretches of shrubs as your backdrop.

Farnham Castle, Farnham, Surrey

Bride and Groom Walking in Gardens of Farnham Castle

Overlooking the picturesque town of Farnham is this stunning castle wedding venue set amongst five acres of beautiful gardens and manicured lawns. Its crenelated stone walls, towers and arches create a breathtaking backdrop to your wedding photographs.

In fine weather, the south facing Great Lawn is a wonderful setting for a drinks reception and a place where children can run around and play games. With everything you need in one location, Farnham Castle is a setting fit for a King and Queen.

Burrows Lea Country House, Shere, Surrey

Burrows Lea Country House Gardens

Set in thirty acres of pretty gardens and woodlands, Burrows Lea is perfect for those wanting to make the most of the outdoors. The flower filled gardens provide an attractive setting for guests to mingle and enjoy a canapé and Champagne reception.

The Summer Marquee opposite the beautiful Rose Garden is ideal for larger weddings between April and October. With magnificent surrounding views of the Surrey Hills, this charming country house wedding venue is an idyllic choice for your special day.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace Gardens

Surrounded by landscaped gardens, extensive lawns and a beautiful lake, Blenheim Palace is a fairytale setting like no other. Make your grand entrance across the impressive stone bridge over the lake and enjoy an evening of opulence and refinement in one of the Palace’s exquisite reception rooms.

The gardens at Blenheim Palace include such delights as the Duke’s own private Italian Garden, the winding paths of the Secret Garden, delicate pink climbing roses in the Rose Garden, and the beautiful water terrace with its sparkling fountains.

Rivervale Barn, Yateley, Hampshire

Rivervale Barn Gardens

The mature landscaped gardens of this stunning barn wedding venue have been lovingly cultivated by the owners for many years. Bursting with bright colours, the Rivervale Barn gardens feature an array of flowers and foliage, and include a beautiful lake, four-tiered waterfall, Japanese bridge and sweeping lawns. It’s the perfect place for you to escape with your photographer to capture lasting memories of an enchanting day.

The Ceremony Barn, with floor to ceiling cathedral like windows overlooking the gardens, provides a beautiful setting for your ceremony.

Guest post by Tania Barnes of Country House Wedding Venues

Images from…

The Barn at Bury Court: Capture It

Chenies Manor House: Red Path Studios Photography

Farnham Castle: Kevin Brown Photography

Blenheim Palace: Mike Garrard Photography

Rivervale Barn: LJ Photographics

All other images provided by Country House Wedding Venues