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The mile-long tree-lined driveway up to this Palladian mansion is certain to wow your guests. Set in 500 acres of picturesque Cotswolds parkland, this venue offers the ultimate five-star luxury experience from the moment you check in. Say ‘I do’ in the cosy Library or elegant Music Room, followed by al fresco drinks in the Walled Garden that dates back to the 1830s. Dogs are welcome to be part of your day, too. lucknampark.co.uk

The rolling hills, winding drive and beautiful courtyard that greet you on arrival set the scene for romance. This quintessentially English country-house hotel is also home to The Kitchen, James Martin’s cookery school and restaurant. Tie the knot beneath the pretty vines in the walled garden, which seats up to 140 guests and is scented by lavender and fresh herbs. Then, celebrate in style with a string or jazz quartet, while your guests meander up the flower-lined pathways and the Champagne flows. The venue’s executive chef will prepare a feast using ingredients picked from the grounds, and you can even spend your wedding night in one of the state-ofthe-art treehouses. Bliss! chewtonglen.com

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Built in the 12 th century and lovingly restored, Notley Abbey can now be exclusively yours for the weekend. It has nine bedrooms and the in-house team can cater for up to 172 guests on the day itself. Say your vows under the Nook in the ivy-clad walled garden. The Abbey itself, complete with mini turret, is a jaw-dropping backdrop for your wedding photos. Host drinks in the Cloisters Garden before heading to the stone-walled Monks’ Refectory for an enchanting wedding banquet. bijouweddingvenues.co.uk

This dreamy spot is only 20 minutes from Belfast, yet you’ll be in your own world within the four-acre walled gardens. A grand wrought-iron gate and honeysuckle archways lead to the Sunken Garden, where the ceremony takes place. After a Champagne reception, invite guests to the 19 th -century barn for a feast of local produce. There are three cosy cottages, plus interlinking rooms (10 rooms in total), and the luxe glamping truck, ‘Myrtle’, is one of the best alternative bridal suites we’ve seen. larchfieldestate.co.uk

Georgian mansion? Pink farmhouse? They can both be yours at this exclusive-hire, 42-bedroom estate. The former glasshouses in the walled garden have been converted into an eight-bedroom pad that’s perfect for the bridal party. The ceremony can be held at the manor house itself or the nearby village church, followed by a reception in the Orangery. With clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, archery and more, it’s the ultimate wedding weekender. wildernessreserve.com

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