Top 5 lavish wedding venues


If you are planning your wedding then one aspect that can encourage the biggest headache is selecting a venue, needing a space that caters to various needs. With the majority of big weddings inviting family and friends from overseas, children, people with disabilities and much others brides and grooms require a practical venue that is still beautiful and lavish.

At wedding car hire we have been working with various wedding venues all from all over the country, understanding what it takes to plan and execute a large wedding that ticks all of the boxes.

So, if you are stuck on what type of wedding venue to hire then we hope our top picks will help:

Achnagairn Castle


Situated in Inverness, Scotland, Achnagairn Castle is a true fairytale venue, reminiscent of something from a Disney film. With a vaulted ballroom or the option to hire the whole castle for the ceremony the venues caters to all tastes, fully-equipped with 60 uniquely-designed 5 star bedrooms.

Prices start from around £5,000, sat at the lower end of the lavish price bracket.

Skibo Castle, Sunderland


Placed in Sunderland Skibo Castle is set on a Viking fort, providing wedding guests with a unique experience that they will find hard to forget. Sporting an 18-hole golf course, fishing lake and horse racing course this venue has wed the likes of Madonna and Guy Richie, all executed with the stunning backdrop of 7,500 acres of Highland landscape.

Rates for hire start at £20,000, however, it is certainly worth every penny.

30 St Mary's Axe (The Gerkin)


If it is an all-London wedding you are interested in then The Gerkin is certainly worth consideration, offering its guests 360-degree views of the fabulous city. While getting married at one of the world's highest skyscrapers is a little unorthodox you will be sure to give your guests something to talk about.

Standard packages for a wedding in The Gerkin start from £5,000, a commendable rate when you think of the priceless views on offer.

Hawkstone Park Follies


Looking for something a little more traditional? If so, we would highly recommend Hawkstone Park Follies, a venue that depicts something from a Bronte novel. As a Grade 1 listed building brides and grooms can enjoy all the charms of the English countryside; with cliffs, caves and deep woodlands all at your disposal.

Charging just £85 per person Hawstone Park Follies is a great option for those wishing to plan an intimate affair that is quintessentially British.

Lime Wood Hotel


Thought to be one of the most stunning venues in the whole of Hampshire the Lime Wood Hotel is a boutique country house, sat in the centre of New Forest National Park. Attractive to the more earthy of couples the venue actually held Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dhal's wedding, attracting all types of wedding celebrations.

With prices of around £30,000 for a full wedding package couples will have to spend money if they want to experience this type of lavishness.

At wedding car Hire we have provided wedding cars for weddings at each of the above venues, having seen each in all its glory. If you are interested in receiving a free quote for wedding car rental then contact us today and speak with a member of our advisory team.