Last week, we ran you through six of the most prestigious wedding venues in Buckinghamshire. And so this week, we thought we’d give neighbouring Berkshire the same treatment. Berkshire is one of the much-applauded ‘home counties’, and the location of Windsor Castle, among several other grand old country estates. It’s full, in other words, of great locations for a wedding ceremony and reception!
Our roundup commences with this unforgettable 19th century building, with its distinctive battlements and crow-stepped gables. You’ll find few more distinctive settings anywhere in the world. But it’s not just looks that you’re paying for: there’s a thirty-three acre grounds for you (and, in all likelihood, your photographer) to explore.
Next up, we have a grade-II listed manor and barns. Lillibrooke was built in the 15th century, and, with its beamed ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers, still retains a certain character that’ll set your ceremony apart. With that said, it’s been refurbished with all of the modern conveniences you could ask for, including a PA system and modern electric lighting.
This hotel is one of the best in the Thames valley – though it’s not quite as large as some of the others we’ll mention here, it can still cater for up to two-hundred people in exceptional style. The management claim to have held more than a thousand weddings, of ‘every possible conceivable style’; you can thus rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands, however exotic your demands might be!
Among the county’s best features is the abundance of rolling countryside – and this particular venue exhibits exactly that. You’ll have a choice of an outdoor setting, the garden room, or, if you’d prefer something a little more traditional and religious, there’s the 15th century on-site chapel, with its stained glass and wooden turrets.
At the heart of this stunning estate lies an 18th century white house, which looks quite a bit like the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. However presidential the house itself might appear, it’s the 19th-century chapel that’ll really appeal, with its stunning arches and circular stained-glass windows.
Finally, we come to this little gem on the outskirts of Wokingham. There’s plenty of history here, with this Victorian country house formerly being the home of the Marquis of Ormonde. The barn dates from the 17th century, and has been converted to meet the needs of a modern celebration. If you’re planning a larger reception, the lawns offer plenty of capacity.
Wherever you decide to host your wedding celebrations, you’ll need suitable entertainment, and a means of recording great memories. Naturally, we think a photo-booth does both jobs nicely. Get in touch and we can sort you out with a supervised one for the day!