The 10 Best Wedding Venues In Oxfordshire, UK

This is a follow up to our extremely popular “Top 10 Oxford venues” blog post from way back in 2017. We felt it was time for a refresh with a few new names hitting our radar in 2020.

You want to be sure that your wedding is as perfect as you’d always dreamed it would be.

After, of course, choosing your partner and the perfect wedding photographer, your wedding venue will be one of the most important choices you’ll make.

Your venue choice will serve as the backdrop for all of your wedding photos, which you’ll treasure for years to come.

In this post, we’ve collected the The 10 Best Wedding Venues In Oxfordshire, UK

1. BODLEIAN LIBRARY: OXFORD

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The Bodleian Library is the perfect venue for those who want to celebrate the constant pursuit of knowledge.

It makes an incredible venue wedding photography in Oxfordshire, as well.

You can choose from three rooms: The Divinity School, with beautiful stonework and 15th-century design; the Convocation House, with high ceilings and 17th-century decor; and the Chancellor’s Court, with gorgeous stone floors and portraits.

If you met your love at University, there’s no better place to start the next chapter of your story than here.

Don’t miss out on taking a gorgeous photograph underneath the ornate stone arch door.

2. Ashmolean Museum

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A rare opportunity to get married in a museum!

If you are a fan of history and art, there isn’t a more perfect fit than The Ashmolean.

You have the choice of getting married in any of the galleries that you wish. Our personal favourite is the European Art gallery. At Zaki Charles Photography the team as taken to calling it the ‘red’ room… because it’s very, well, Red…

The venue really comes to life after dark once all the museum visitors have left and you and your guests are free to roam the museum.

For our art-inspired photography style, this really is a dream venue to photograph.

3. Hedsor House

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This next venue is not quite in Oxford, but it’s very close and it’s one of our all time favourites so we simply had to include it.

Hedsor House is a Georgian country house with over 800 years of history. Its incredible architecture makes it a magnet for Hollywood films and T.V such as, The golden Compass, Quartet, 24, Downton Abbey, Veep, The Boat That Rocked and a long list of others.

Johnny Depp described Hedsor House as “the most amazing place”. And we aren’t going to argue with Johnny Depp…

With exclusivity for 24 hours and a capacity of up to 150 you and your guests will be able to make the most of the 100 acres of stunning sweeping hills.

4. Kingston Bagpuize House

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This historic house is one of the best venues for wedding photography in Oxfordshire.

You can elect to get married inside the pavilion or in front of the red-brick Manor itself on the expansive lawn.

In the evening, the lawn is the perfect place to set up gorgeous tents to dance the night away.

Make sure you take a picture in front of the stunning, enormous trees with your bridal party and family members.

5. Aynhoe Park

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Where do we start with Aynhoe!?

This is one of the most satisfyingly unusual and bizzare venues you will ever see. Every corner of Aynhoe will make you say “ I’ve never seen anything like this”

Perfect for weddings reaching 300 people for the ceremony, Aynhoe is set over 250 acres of serene Oxfordshire country side.

Aynhoe is a 17th century Palladian house that showcases and incredible collection of artwork and makes for one of the most incredible settings for your wedding photographs.

6. Ardington House

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Commissioned by Edward Clarke in the early 1700’s, Ardington House features many incredible pieces of architecture. One of our favourite features to photograph is its rare imperial staircase (seen in the photo above).

Ardington includes a beautiful heated marquee, featuring a full view of the river, island and the House its self. This can hold up to 200 guests.

Exclusive access means Ardington is perfect for the more intimate wedding, and gives you freedon to roam the house and grounds at your leisure.

Good natural light and a beautiful river on the door step, your wedding photographer should be able to create stunning images with little effort!

7. Kirtlington Park

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Kirtlington Park combines all the elegance of an 18th-century house in the country with a peaceful and romantic rural setting.

It is truly the best of both worlds.

The expansive, lush green grounds are the perfect backdrop for your post-ceremony photos, and the house itself has an elegant staircase leading up to the front door – perfect for pictures.

8. Yarton Manor

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Yarnton Manor is One of the newest venues in Oxfordshire, but a very welcome addition!

We were lucky enough to photograph one of the first ever wedding at this stunning grade II listed buildings, and we couldn’t have been more impressed with the wedding coordinator and venue staff.

One of the most charming benefits of Yarnton Manor is the Yarton Church which is located just a few yards from the venue itself, and is accessible by an outrageously picturesque avenue of trees. We caught some stunning candid photographs of the couple leaving the church and walking back down to the venue.

Surrounded by the vast Oxfordshire countryside, the wedding photo opportunities are endless. We made the above photo at the end of the garden!

9. Cornwell Manor

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Set within a 2,000 acre privately owned hamlet, Cornwell Manor has so many incredible photo opportunity, making it a wedding photographers dream.

Some of the most popular features are the Ball Room, Italian water feature, the pool and the lake. Cornwell Manor is one of the most versatile estates in Oxfordshire.

Seating up to 100 for the ceremony, this is a perfect venue for the intimate wedding. However an option marquee is also available for bigger weddings

10. Blenheim Palace

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Blenheim Palace is a wonderful place for those seeking all the drama of a royal wedding!

In fact, it was the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.

With gorgeous hand-painted ceilings, stunning views of the countryside and several small Temples on the property, there is no shortage of things to photograph.

This is one of our favourite venues for wedding photography in Oxfordshire, and it’s perfect for those who love to make a grand statement.

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