From dramatic royal castles to glorious English gardens, Britain has some of the most beautiful hotels for your dream wedding. A wedding in one of Britain’s best hotels offers you the chance to celebrate the day and at the end, climb the stairs to a beautiful suite, without the need to worry about driving to nearby accommodation or ordering taxis for your guests. Here we list our selection of the best of Britain’s hotels with experienced and expert wedding organisers to ensure your day meets all your wishes from beginning to end.
The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
Set in a stunning city centre location, The five star Balmoral is one of Britain’s most romantic hotels and is the iconic setting for Edinburgh’s m
st glamorous weddings since 1902. With a selection of beautiful suites overlooking Edinburgh Castle or the historic Old Town, The Balmoral offers flexibility for all your wedding requirements.
The grand staircase, stunning castle-view banqueting suites and luxurious facilities all ensure a uniquely glamorous setting. The Michelin-starred cuisine, discreet service and outstanding attention to detail add the finishing touches to your day.
Stapleford Park Luxury Hotel and Spa, Leicestershire
Stapleford Park, with more than 5,000 acres of landscaped grounds, is the location of one of Britain’s most picturesque wedding venues, particularly their elegant Grand Hall and Orangery. The 18th century Church of St Mary Magdalene with its imposing tower and historical monuments is located on the estate for couples who want a blessing.
Beautifully appointed private rooms for intimate weddings include the Harborough Room with its silk wallpaper and glittering chandeliers. The Morning and Gilt Rooms are bright, light rooms overlooking the parkland. Other rooms include the ornate Billiard Room and the rustic Old Kitchen.
Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Newport
Distinctive design and traditional luxury combines to create a feeling of understated glamour. Set on more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland, this luxury resort boasts two hotels, the main resort hotel with more than 300 rooms and an historic nineteenth century Manor House with 70 rooms.
A beautiful selection of reception venues ensures your big day is as individual and spectacular as the setting with the Usk Valley as your backdrop. Celtic Manor Resort also features some of Britain’s best, award-winning, dining and an array of world-class golf and spa facilities.
The Lowry Hotel, Greater Manchester
Licensed for marriages and civil partnerships, The Lowry Hotel is one of Britain’s best known contemporary landmark hotels and a memorable luxury wedding venue. Stunning river views and Santiago Calatrava’s signature Trinity Bridge provide a distinctive backdrop for striking wedding photographs.
Whether you choose a deluxe suite or the Grand Ballroom for your party, both are flooded with natural light. With soothing spa treatments to help you relax before the big day their dedicated wedding planner will take care of every detail.
Luton Hoo Hotel, Bedfordshire
This grand and romantic eighteenth century listed mansion house has a royal seal of approval. In the early years of their marriage Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh often returned to Luton Hoo to celebrate their wedding anniversary. You can choose to be married in the intimate Churchill room or the spectacular Romanov suite, or say your vows in the ballroom, now a library. The ballroom became well known in the film “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
With its history, marble interiors and beautiful period rooms, including a spectacular converted Orthodox Russian Chapel, Luton Hoo will make any bride feel like a princess.
Breadsall Priory Hotel, Derbyshire
The oldest Marriott in the world, Breadsall Priory is a grand historic stately home with extensive gardens. The Pavilion has its own separate entrance, bar and patio area and is set apart from the main hotel, to offer a secluded, peaceful and light space for up to 140 people. The Haslam Room has intricate original panelling and magnificent minstrels gallery as well as stunning views across the spectacular gardens and fountain. The Morley Room has the same view for smaller groups. With an experienced wedding co-ordinator, golf courses, swimming pool, spa and hairdressers this hotel can cater for your every need.
Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, York
Drawing inspiration from Wren’s remodelled Hampton Court, this William Mary House is cared for by the National Trust. Small ceremonies are held in the upstairs sitting room, approached by the grand staircase, with drinks served in the library and wedding breakfast in a private dining room. Alternatively, have exclusive use of the hotel with its twenty acres of parkland, a rose and lavender garden, white garden, walled garden and lake. Have a drinks reception in the 18th-century dovecote, a wedding breakfast for up to 56 in the Barlow Room, close to the main house. There’s a spa for a pre-wedding pamper and a four-poster bedroom for the honeymoon night.