One of the most wonderful benefits of taking over a smaller property is that it will be completely and unequivocally yours for the day. No inebriated drifters from the hotel’s other bar will stray into your perfectly positioned photos, the event planner’s attention will be all yours to ensure a smooth day, and an intimate wedding is oh-so romantic.

Bride and groom looking over the lake

If the idea of a week-end wedding in your own country house appeals then we suggest you take a look at our House-Party Properties selection, featuring venues to be taken over for exclusive use. These properties offer accommodation for a smaller number of guests than a big hotel, perhaps just the immediate family, but with space for plenty of day guests, and even more with the addition of a marquee.

Exclusive Use West Country Manor party in the garden

We suggest you get everybody to make a weekend of it, because one day would be over far too quickly!  Arrange a dinner for close family on the Friday evening, when everyone can get to know the in-laws, with maybe a little pre-Big Day pampering for you and the bridesmaids.  No rushing around in the morning because you are already at the venue, which is a great way to keep those stress levels down.  And after the wedding is over you can prolong the celebrations and spend the Sunday relaxing and reminiscing with an informal BBQ.  It really is a most enjoyable way to get the most out of the occasion.

outdoor wedding in clifftop castle

We have a huge variety of styles for the smaller house party property: countryside manors with picture perfect gardens for a romantic and traditional English affair; turreted castles, so your wedding party can enjoy an aristocratic house party for the weekend; snuggly cottages nestled amidst the woodlands; or going further afield we have luxury villas in Europe with swimming pools and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea. Or, I’m just going to put this idea out there: can you imagine the awed reaction that will greet an invite to a nautical wedding actually staying out at sea under the lighthouse on a Fort….?

fireworks over maritime retreat with views of the harbour

Take a look at our house party properties and see the endless possibilities for the best wedding party experience!