Surrey Wedding Venues
Surrey is a beautiful area for a wedding, with rolling hills, winding country lanes and lots of woodlands it’s also home to a fantastic variety of wedding venues. I’ve had the pleasure to shoot at many of Surrey’s top wedding venues several times, others are on my wish list of places I’d like to work.
From historic houses to rustic barns and even a vineyard, here you can find my guide to my personal top Surrey Wedding Venues.
Loseley Park is a beautiful Elizabethan Manor House set in 1400 acres of rolling countryside and approached by a mile-long drive that winds its way through the parkland. I love the walled garden here and enjoy seeing it change through the seasons. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several weddings here and I also love to visit with friends in the summer. As a wedding venue, it has a great variety of spaces for different parts of the day. I love the grandeur and elegance of the interior of the house and the barn is lovely and cosy for the evening reception and there’s an almost endless variety of backdrops for photographs.
Busbridge Lakes is a unique outdoor wedding venue. This heritage garden boasts 40 acres of parkland and three lakes with well-tended lawned areas for marquees and tipis. There are wooded areas, nature trails, grottoes, follies and some magnificent specimen trees. These beautiful grounds are also home to many different species of waterfowl and birds, some of which are endangered. As well as being an amazing wedding venue Busbridge Lakes is also open to the public on selected dates.
High Billinghurst Farm
A long private winding lane edged with hedgerows and wildflowers leads through the fields to this gorgeous romantic barn wedding venue. The large hay barn has a huge old inglenook fireplace and I love the way the light streams in and enhances the warm tones of this beautiful wooden building. Outdoors there’s a walled rose garden and a courtyard perfect for drink receptions with expansive views over the surrounding countryside. With extensive grounds, there’s also plenty space for marquees or tipis if required.
Hampton Court House
Hampton Court House is an elegant and stylish Georgian mansion set in eight acres of beautiful gardens and surrounded on all sides by royal parkland. Everything about this wedding venue is stunning, I love the ceremony room that’s flooded with beautiful natural light, the backdrop of Bushy Park, the gorgeous heart-shaped lake and the palm trees in the garden.
Millbridge Court is a restored 19th-century house and a wedding venue with beautiful light and airy spaces. It also happens to be less than 10 minutes from my home and much as I love to travel it always feels like a special treat to photograph a wedding on my doorstep. Brides always love the room where they get ready, a window allows them to sneak a look into the ceremony room so they can see all their guests arriving. The floor to ceiling windows allow the light to flood in and the interior of the house is a tasteful blend of modern and traditional styling.
Bury Court Barn
Bury Court sits on the borders of Surrey and Hampshire and is a stunning oak-beamed barn that blends contemporary and traditional in a unique rural setting. I love the oast house attached to the barn, a perfect location for bridal preparations. The gardens are unlike any others I’ve seen, ornamental grasses surround the courtyard garden and with a combination of tall grasses and flowering perennials, the front garden resembles a wildflower meadow. A dream location for photography!
Alex & Simons Autumn Wedding
Gate Street Barn
A lovely rustic barn wedding venue, Gate Street Barn was built in a traditional style using wood from oak trees on the farm that blew down in the hurricane of 1987. The venue is set in a beautiful secluded area in the Surrey Hills and I love the drive there along winding country lanes. Set on a working farm and surrounded by well-maintained gardens, there’s even a herd of English Longhorn cattle!
Botleys Mansion is a grand and elegant country house wedding venue in the heart of the Surrey countryside but only a short journey from London. Surrounded by 56 acres of parkland Botleys Mansion has various rooms available and can accommodate weddings from 50 to 250 guests. There are so many beautiful features, from the sweeping stone staircases leading to the entrance, the gold leaf decorating the interior and the beautifully manicured gardens which are perfect for photography. My favourite space has to be the Atrium, this glass-roofed space looks stunning for the wedding breakfast and is flooded with light.
Northbrook Park is a beautiful 18th-century manor house which sits on the borders of Surrey and Hampshire. It’s proximity to London makes it easily accessible and it is a perfect location for anyone wanting to escape the bustle of the city for a country wedding. Within the extensive grounds, you can find walled gardens, lakes, and water features and you may even come across wandering peacocks and guinea fowl. With a variety of spaces for weddings, Northbrook Park can accommodate celebrations of any size.
Horsley Estate is a stunning historic mansion house with unique architecture. It sits by the side of a lake and the grounds are surrounded by woodland. For wedding ceremonies and celebrations, there is a choice of the dramatic Great Hall with high ceilings and oak panelled walls or the elegant Sopworth Suite with timeless décor and original features. My favourite spaces are the secret chapel with its unique tiling and the cloisters, they are beautiful backdrops for photographs so there’s no need to worry if the weather is bad.
Botley Hill Barn
Botley Hill Barn is a rustic but luxury wedding venue surrounded by the beautiful open countryside of the North Downs. The floor to ceiling windows of the barns allows the spaces to be flooded with natural light as well as offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape. The sunsets at Botley Hill are amazing and I can’t wait to be shooting there this year.
Fetcham Park is a stunning Grade 11 listed historic house. With a red brick façade and elegant interiors the house is over 300 years old and sits within landscaped grounds. Inside there is a choice of rooms for weddings, the Great Hall is accessed by a grand sweeping stairway lined with muralled walls, the Shell Room is a more intimate setting with the spectacular fountains providing a memorable backdrop.
Froyle Park is a beautiful and picturesque country estate situated on the borders of Surrey and Hampshire. A perfect setting for a country house wedding the magnificent manor house nestles in 80 acres of parkland and rolling countryside. For indoor weddings, there is the choice of The Grand Ballroom, The Great Hall or The Drawing Room for more intimate weddings. You can also choose to have an outdoor wedding at Froyle Park, The Dome is licensed for ceremonies and sits within the carefully tended grounds with a stunning panoramic backdrop of open countryside.
Dating back to the 1800’s Frensham Heights is a beautiful old manor house set against a backdrop of rolling Surrey hills. This exclusive use wedding venue has a stylish suite of rooms available, three of which are licensed for wedding ceremonies. Outdoors The Treehouse is available for intimate civil ceremonies. This grand Tudor house sits in 120 acres of grounds with a beautiful terraced lawn, a walled garden and mature woodlands for the more adventurous to explore. The possibilities for your wedding photos are endless.
The Old Rectory Estate
The Old Rectory Estate is a stunning marquee wedding venue in the Surrey Hills and is also a popular location for film productions. The Georgian house and beautiful Italian inspired gardens are a perfect backdrop for any wedding. With 8 acres of grounds, there is plenty of space for a wedding marquee, traditional pole tent or tipi and the gorgeous gardens include water features, statues, beautifully tended topiary and even a rose walk.
Grittenham Barn is a beautiful Grade 11 listed barn wedding venue. Set in its own grounds with a lake, gardens, woodland and an orchard it also has stunning views over the West Downs. The traditional stone barn has been carefully restored and has high vaulted oak beamed ceilings and a gorgeous central fireplace. The outdoor courtyard is perfect for drinks receptions and if required a marquee can be placed here to provide additional space or shelter from rain or sun.
Denbies Wine Estate
In addition to being a truly unique wedding venue, Denbies Wine Estate is also one of the largest wine producers in the UK. With 265 acres of vineyards and set amongst a backdrop of rolling hills it’s hard to imagine a more romantic wedding location. There’s a private enclosed courtyard perfect for drinks receptions and the Garden Room and Conservatory for your wedding celebrations. Once you have wandered along the rows of vines for wedding photographs you can also visit the wine cellar for some atmospheric portraits.
Farnham Castle is a stunning historic wedding venue, the ruins of the 900-year-old castle sit in 5 acres of carefully tended gardens and manicured lawns. In addition to two on-site chapels for couples choosing religious ceremonies, Farnham Castle also has a further four unique locations for wedding ceremonies and can cater for celebrations of any size.