Cowdray House

Sensational Scenery: 4 Venues Perfect For An Outdoor Ceremony

Create wedding day memories that will last a lifetime with an outdoor ceremony…

The traditional ballroom wedding not your style? Not a problem! An outdoor wedding is a perfect way to stray away from the norm and place your own stamp on your wedding day. From seaside escapes to countryside romance, there’s something for every couple looking for a picturesque wedding day. Relish in the beauty of your venues’ natural surroundings and say your I do’s in front of a stunning natural backdrop that needs little or no added decoration.

These 4 venues create the most romantic and picture-perfect settings for your outdoor wedding!

Cowdray House

Cowdray House is a truly spectacular-exclusive use venue situated on the outskirts of Midhurst, West Sussex.

The House sits within 110 acres of beautiful parkland creating a sensational backdrop for your perfect outdoor wedding. The immaculately landscaped grounds full of seasonal colours and coursing streams and lakes set a wonderful scene to capture those special moments throughout your day.

Wedding ceremonies may be conducted outside at the Summer House, which overlooks the Estate and South Downs beyond. One hundred and fifty guests can gather for the ceremony on the lawns, and should the great British weather play foul, there are also two additional licenced locations within the House. Following the ceremony, guests are served drinks and canapes on the croquet lawn, with ample space for guest seating and a marquee if required.

Cowdray House has 22 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms including the stunning Diamond Bridal Suite. The rooms are all designed with guests’ needs in mind and have gorgeous views over the surrounding grounds.

Facilities at the House include a bowling alley, billiards room, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, amongst other unique features such as a cricket pitch and polo field. With such incredible outdoor space, Cowdray House is definitely one of the top venues for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre

When people think of Cambridge, they think of bicycles, punting and the River Cam. So say ‘I do’ in a unique location overlooking the historic Mill Pond, Darwin College and fens at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre.

The garden gazebo overlooking the River Cam is a magical setting for your ceremony before you relax with drinks in the landscaped, river-side gardens. Choosing an outdoor ceremony and celebration means there will be room for everybody so you won’t have to restrict your guest list.

With fresh air, the fragrant smell of blossom, freshly cut grass and leafy trees as well as the sun beating down, your wedding day will be more than memorable for your guests and the fenlands, riverside walks and secluded spots provide a backdrop for photographs that you’ll treasure.

Take time to appreciate your first few minutes’ as a married couple with a peaceful, private punt along the river – perfect for more photographs!

With garden games on the lawn, a pop-up bar and BBQ or buffet options, you can relax and have fun after all your hard work well into the night as fairy-lights and outdoor heaters mean you can keep the party going until you’re ready to retire.

Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate

Set in its very own sandy bay, Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate is a truly idyllic beachside location for your outdoor wedding celebration. Transport your guests to an island escape when you get married on their Blue Flag Beach surrounded by white sand and crystal, blue waters.

Walk barefoot down the aisle and say your I do’s with the sparkling sea as your backdrop. There are a total of twelve areas of the estate licensed for ceremonies, including its Beach Club on the sand, an outdoor pavilion, or elegant function suites inside the hotel. Whatever your style, Carbis Bay will tailor an unforgettable celebration. From small and intimate or grand and glamorous, your wedding day will be even more than you ever imagined.

What could make your wedding day even more romantic? How about a beachside firework finale. Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate is the ideal location for an unforgettable beachside wedding day from start to finish.

Newland Hall

This family-run, specialist wedding venue will have your dreams of the perfect outdoor wedding coming true. Located in Essex, Newland Hall is a gorgeous Grade II Listed Tudor Manor House is set on over 100 acres of untouched countryside with a moat and sparkling lakes, just 4 miles west of Chelmsford.

With a wide range of possibilities for your special day, you can rest assured that the dedicated team of experts will make planning a breeze. Newland Hall has over 21 years experience hosting weddings. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or grand celebrations, this picturesque location can cater for events from 10 to 200 guests.

Know that your day will be the sole focus 100% exclusive use for your wedding day, knowing that the property is yours alone for you and your guests to enjoy. All packages are tailored to fit the needs, tastes, and requirements of each couple, so start planning a day to remember at Newland Hall.

Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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