The Dairy

7 Stunning Wedding Venues With Prime Waterside Locations


The Dairy, Waddesdon Manor

Overlooking a tranquil waterside setting amidst glorious National Trust maintained gardens, the Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire offers a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the perfect waterside wedding. Originally created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th Century and for over 100 years the country retreat of the family, this is an enchanting private venue with a rich history of first-class entertaining, where absolute exclusivity is guaranteed.

The Waddesdon Wedding Team work with each couple to create a bespoke wedding day in this incredibly versatile space. Explore the stunning Lakeside Pavilions, the immaculate Inner Courtyard framed with vines, the impressive vaulted West Hall with open fires, the classical glass winter garden or the magical secret garden to your heart’s content. You and your guests can enjoy a taste of that privileged lifestyle of a bygone era; superlative food, excellent wines and exquisite service.

New for 2018: The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor has increased their capacity! Between May and September 2018, the team will now be able to offer dining and dancing for larger weddings of up to 200 guests in a luxury bespoke marquee over the central courtyard. Facility fee £10,000, based on a minimum of 180 guests. Dates subject to availability. Contact the team on +44 (0)1296 653294 for more information.

The Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel

Nestled on the banks of the River Avon sits the four-star Legacy Rose & Crown, a picturesque hotel and wedding venue dating back to the 13th century offering unrivalled views of the tranquil meadows towards Salisbury Cathedral.

Today, The Legacy Rose & Crown retains its historical charm and grandeur, with the main hotel building boasting original beams and features while the dedicated wedding space – The Cathedral Suite and Orangery – offer breathtaking views across the river. The Wedding Team believe that your big day is truly unique, so their dedicated Events Coordinator will work with you closely to ensure your vision for the perfect day is brought to life. Licensed for up to 100 guests for civil ceremonies and partnerships, you can exchange your vows and celebrate with your loved ones before spending the night in Wiltshire’s Top Rated Wedding Venue 2016 as chosen by WeddingDates.

Book your winter wedding now from just £2,500. Package includes 50 guests, a drinks reception, three-course wedding breakfast with wine and use of the stunning Cathedral Suite and The Orangery. Selected dates available September 2017 to February 2018. Email for more information.

The Bingham

Already one of London and Surrey’s leading wedding venues, the Bingham in Richmond-upon-Thames has now enhanced its offering through the addition of a bespoke fitted terrace canopy. Days may be cloudy or sunny; the new canopy allows couples and their guests to enjoy the riverside garden whatever the weather, banishing the worries of winter weather what ifs! Guests can enjoy cocktails in the warmth of the private heated terrace underneath the bespoke awning come rain or shine, banishing worries ahead of the big day.

The Bingham is also launching its new wedding menus as from 1st October. The award-worthy food, from Head Chef Shaunak Singh, is an attraction in itself; it uses fresh, seasonal, ethical ingredients to create vibrant and interesting dishes. The new winter menus will feature starter dishes such as ‘seared hand dived scallop, roasted pumpkin veloute, potato gnocchi, glazed root vegetables’, main dishes such as ‘roasted seabass, spiced lentils, confit peppers, parsnip puree, bouillabaisse, brown shrimp salsa’ and ‘Creedy carver duck breast, crispy leg croquettes, vanilla and celeriac puree, braised red cabbage, thyme potato, duck sauce’. There will also be a selection of lip-smacking desserts.

With a unique waterside setting, stylish interior, sumptuous accommodation and restaurant grade seasonal food, the Bingham has everything a couple could want to host their own private luxury celebration and with the addition of the new canopy, the Bingham offers greater flexibility than ever before. Wedding packages at the Bingham start from approximately £105 per person with exclusive-use starting from £15,000. T&C’s apply. For further information or to book a viewing with Chloe, call 0208 940 0902 (2).

The Runnymede On Thames

The Runnymede On Thames is a romantic riverside wedding venue providing everything you need under one roof, with infinite dining and entertainment options and a dedicated Events Team to ensure the most important day of your lives runs like clockwork. However you dream your big day to be, we’ll make sure it’s one your friends and family will remember for years to come.

Our two stunning suites are a blank canvas ready to be adorned with your choice of flowers and décor, and both are flooded with natural daylight. The Riverside Suite has its own private terrace and overlooks the Thames whilst our fabulous Grand Union Suite offers an exclusive feel as it has its own private entrance, reception and bar area.


Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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