The countryside of Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire is blessed with many splendid venues that can be the perfect location for your wedding. If you are after grand surroundings, natural beauty or a family local atmosphere these counties have it all and what perfect accompaniment to your perfect day – authentic vintage buses supplied by Victoria Events. We have reviewed 10 venues in both Bucks and Herts, see below for more info:
Please note – not all of these venues are vintage bus friendly! Some venues either have low trees or a tall iron gate upon the entrance. If this is the case the venue is not accessible by a double decker (e.g. a London Routemaster!). We do have a vintage London single decker bus to get to the less accessible venues but tight corners and narrow lanes can still prevent our tough little bus from entering the venue. Please make sure you check with the venue before booking. Browse our vintage buses here
Stowe House – Stowe, Buckinghamshire
The scale and beauty of Stowe have attracted visitors within the bucks area for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape of the Buckinghamshire countryside, reflecting the changing seasons. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise, and still cast their spell today.
Chartridge Lodge – Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds in Chesham, Chartridge Lodge offers a peaceful retreat while just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Chesham in Buckinghamshire. Originally a private house dating from the beginning of the last century, the Lodge was transformed in the 1960’s when it became the dedicated training centre for the British Overseas Airlines Corporation, a forerunner of British Airways. Ideal for any wedding in the Bucks area!
Waddesdon Manor – Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Explore this French Renaissance-style chateau built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. We’re continuing the tradition today of entertainment and hospitality with events celebrating food and wine, and opportunities for you to explore our history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and special interest days.
Bisham Abbey – Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A wedding at Bisham Abbey is a unique experience and your special day is as important to us as it is to you. We are delighted at your interest in Bisham Abbey for your Wedding reception venue. At Bisham Abbey we have years of wedding venue experience, with a dedicated team of Wedding co-ordinators who will guide you through every aspect of planning your Wedding Day. Bisham Abbey provides one of the most beautiful wedding reception venues Buckinghamshire has to offer, a glorious twelfth century Abbey, that was once home to Henry VIII. It is a unique, intimate and romantic venue, providing the perfect backdrop for the most special occasion. Regardless of whether you are planning a large or small wedding reception, the picturesque Abbey can offer the perfect reception venue, helping you to celebrate your wedding in style. Set on the banks of the River Thames, Bisham Abbey is truly the ideal venue for a magical wedding reception. Our prestigious Abbey and grounds ensure that the wedding photography can provide the most beautiful and dramatic wedding pictures.
Huntsmill Farm – Shalstone, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Huntsmill Farm have a large capacity garden and grounds, in a lovely peaceful buckscountryside location. Ample space is available on site, making it the perfect location for a private reception (perfect for the wedding day celebrations). The owners of Hunstmill Farm are experience in facilitating wedding and are happy to help with anything due to their extensive list of Buckinghamshire wedding suppliers. The best thing about having a wedding at Huntsmill farm is that we there are no neighbours so you can really make the event your own with very little restrictions without disturbing any local bucks neighbors!
Taplow House Hotel – Berry Hill, Taplow, Buckinghamshire
A stunning, privately owned Georgian country hotel retreat nestled on the border between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Taplow House Hotel is a charming and traditional country house near London, set in six acres of beautiful grounds, offering a home from home environment with a high standard of personalised service. Only 40 minutes from central London, 25 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 10 minutes from historic Windsor our country house hotel is in a perfect location for a wedding. Each of the 31 individually designed bedrooms and suites are beautifully appointed with luxury Egyptian sheets and plush soft furnishings.
Kings Hotel – High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The Kings Hotel in Stokenchurch, High Wycombe is a privately owned and passionately run boutique hotel. The Kings Hotel is your ideal choice for accommodation in the High Wycombe area. As well as offering the ultimate in comfort, cuisine and leisure, The Kings Hotel provides the perfect venue for your wedding or special occasion. Beautifully decorated function rooms and reception areas with a picturesque village green setting ideal for wedding photos. The Kings Hotel has two luxury suites which are licensed to hold Civil Marriage Ceremonies. The Thames Suite is licensed to hold a maximum of 150 guests; the Berkshire Suite for 70 guests. In each suite, chairs are set theatre style, with a central top table for the Registrar, and an additional small top table, in accordance with the Registrar’s requirements. We are happy to work with your budget to suit your individual requirements.
Burnham Beeches Hotel – Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Burnham Beeches Hotel, originally built in 1727, as a hunting lodge in what was then part of Windsor Park, the house afforded rest to the Royal hunting parties before resuming the chase. In 1737 the English Poet, Thomas Gray, visited his uncle who owned the house and was inspired to write his “Elegy in a Country Churchyard”. Later, the house, known as Cant’s Hill, became the property of the Clifton Brown family, famous for their association with the Palace of Westminster. Today it’s an elegant four star hotel ideally located in 10 acres of beautiful gardens and manicured lawns in a peaceful setting yet only minutes from the M4/M40, Burnham railway station and Windsor town centre. The hotel has recently undergone a Laura Ashley refurbishment of all of our standard double bedrooms. The hotel boasts 82 bedrooms in a variety of styles most with air–conditioning and all with access to wireless internet. Burnham Beeches Hotel offers a complete wedding planning service that includes a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who will assist in planning your event. Your wedding-coordinator will work with you before your event and on the day to help ensure that your Wedding is memorable for all of the right reasons.
Latimer Place – Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Latimer Place is an impressive Victorian Mansion located at the end of a picturesque tree lined driveway, offering the perfect setting for your magical day within the heart of the Chess Valley. If you are looking for the ultimate in exclusivity you can book the entire ground floor of the house for you and your guests to enjoy. With our grand staircase, oak panelled Library, fireplaces and billiard room it is the ideal setting for your celebration! The memories needn’t end with the last dance. As the party winds down, retire to your luxurious bedroom and relax in style. In the morning, enjoy a Champagne breakfast in bed while you take in the views across the peaceful Chiltern countryside. Where better to start your married life together? Our dedicated wedding coordinator will take the stress out of your wedding preparations and our catering team and Events Manager will ensure your day runs smoothly. You can relax with confidence, knowing that we will advise you and help you every step of the way, to ensure your day is just the way you dreamed – individual, exciting and memorable!
Wormsley Estate – Stokechurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
With a range of locations throughout the estate – from the beautiful and secluded Walled Garden, to the stunningly-crafted Wormsley Cricket Ground and the idyllic lake in the middle of the Deer Park – Wormsley is one of the most beautiful settings in which to create your perfect day. Couple that with the gorgeous food and drink available from our event food team, Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, and you have something truly fabulous available to you. Their team of renowned chefs who work closely with Jamie will create a stunning menu for your wedding – perfectly suited to your taste and desires and always utilising the best and freshest ingredients.
Pendley Manor – Tring, Hertfordshire
Pendley Manor is a grade II listed Victorian Country Manor House Hotel steeped in history and romance. Nestled in a quiet location in an area of outstanding natural beauty and set in 35 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and wooded parkland, Pendley Manor provides an enchanting setting for your country chic wedding. The traditional Oak, Verney & Acorn rooms in the Manor House, which have all recently been restored to their former glory, are licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships and offer a stunning period setting for wedding receptions of up to 80 guests.
Hatfield House – Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House. Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding venue or you are planning a large wedding celebration, here at Hatfield House you will find the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. Set within the sprawling acres of Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood, our dramatic and two very different venues provide equally eye-catching wedding venues. The historic and grand Old Palace or the contemporary Riding School both provide a unique, timeless and magical backdrop for your wedding celebrations in Hertfordshire.
Knebworth House – Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Knebworth House is a memorable setting for your wedding breakfast, civil marriage ceremony and reception. The romantic exterior of Knebworth House with its turrets, domes and gargoyles silhouetted against the sky does little to prepare the visitor for what to expect inside. Exclusive hire of the three ground floor rooms, the Jacobean Banqueting Hall, the Edwardian Dining Parlour and the Victorian Library, creates an impressive and romantic setting for your wedding day. Our lovingly restored 16th Century Tithe Barns offer a truly unique setting, the Manor Barn is ideal for your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast. The adjoining Lodge Barn with it’s parquet floor, is the perfect venue for your drinks and evening reception. We are excited to also offer our Cobbold and Lytton Barns for a wedding ceremony and reception or just an evening reception. The stunning Oak structure, only completed in September 2011, can accommodate up to 200 guests with a private entrance, patio area, private bar facility and access to the beautiful formal gardens of Knebworth House that provide the stunning backdrop to your wedding photographs.
Ponsbourne Park – Hertford, Hertfordshire
Surrounded by over 200 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Ponsbourne Park is the perfect location for your special day. The 19th century house offers a blend of classic elegance brought stunningly up-to-date by stylish and creative design.
Aubrey Park Hotel – St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Tranquillity with a touch of luxury, a quiet woodland backdrop in 9 acres of rolling English countryside sets the scene for a stay that’s well and truly relaxing; and whilst our heritage stretches back to 1287, we’ve been brought bang up to date with fresh, contemporary interiors. Civil Ceremonies and Weddings near St Albans and Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire We love weddings! The excitement of helping to create a dream and making it happen on the big day is a privilege, which is why we have a team of experts who are not only friendly and approachable but passionately committed to making everything just right for you from your first visit to the hotel to the final farewells on the day.
Offley Place Hotel – Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Offley Place is a beautiful 17th Century country mansion house with a delightful walled garden. Lovingly restored to combine history with elegance and style, the warm, rich tones, bespoke furniture, pieces of art and flowers freshly picked from our garden will make a wedding at Offley Place one you’ll never forget.
Fanhams Hall – Ware, Hertfordshire
An exceptional combination, where old meets new. Situated on the outskirts of Ware, this JACOBEAN MANOR HOUSE combines glamour and style in a romantic setting – perfect for your own celebration. Secluded areas, cool and shady corners, tumbling waterfalls, enchanting walks, views over terraces and an amazing Japanese Tea House within our Grade II listed gardens create a spectacular area for photographs and memories. We are licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships both indoors and out giving an array of choices. Whatever the season, Fanhams Hall has character, history and beauty, putting your guests at ease and encouraging them to stroll around the grounds, mingle in the lounges and enjoy the surroundings. Nothing is overlooked and our dedicated wedding co-ordinator comes equipped with plenty of ideas, a guide to reputable suppliers, lots of experience and bags of enthusiasm.
Homestead Court Hotel – Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
The Management of Best Western Homestead Court Hotel offer their warmest congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. Our professional team have put together menus and packages that will ensure you get the wedding reception you deserve, at a price you can afford. We have three suites ideally situated for wedding breakfasts. The King George Suite, accommodating up to 160 guests for your sit down meal and 200 for an evening function, the Stanborough Suite for a smaller event of up to 40 guests for a sit down meal and 50 for your evening function used most for our ceremonies up to 80 guests .The Garden Room for event of up 60 guests for sit down meal and 80 for your evening function. Of course, the best way for you to see how the hotel can take care of you on your wedding day is to come and view our facilities. One of our team will be happy to meet with you to discuss your individual requirements, and to show you around the hotel.
Brocket Hall Estate – Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Since the 18th Century, Brocket Hall has been one of the most fashionable and romantic estates for weddings, grand celebrations and many private occasions. Located just outside London, the magnificent 543 acre parkland offers superb views over the Broadwater lake and two of the finest golf courses in England. In addition to Brocket Hall, the stately home, which is available on an exclusive use basis only, there are two other venues for you to consider for your wedding or special occasion. The prestigious Brocket Hall Golf Club and the former hunting lodge, Michelin starred Auberge du Lac restaurant. Each of our venues are available for civil ceremony weddings, receptions or indeed any special occasion and each offers its own privacy. The Brocket Hall Estate history is full of exciting incident, glamour and intrigue, with a sense of drama you can feel when entering through the wrought iron gates.
Letchworth Hall Hotel – Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Originally built in 1625 Letchworth Hall, has always played an important role in this corner of Hertfordshire. Whilst the original beams and Jacobean fireplaces remain, they have now been complimented by the addition of two fabulous banqueting suites and 85 beautifully appointed, air conditioned bedrooms. Situated in the peaceful village of Willian on the outskirts of Letchworth, the tranquil country surroundings belie the fact that we are minutes from Junction 9 of the A1 and a short drive from Stevenage and Hitchin.
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