"The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh." - Rumi

We're drawing inspiration from 13th-century poet Rumi and turning to secret gardens as some of the most enchanting places to exchange vows. Picture tree-lined avenues assuaging nerves as they welcome you with open arms, saying "I do" under a vine-wrapped pergola, and sneaking off to hidden courtyards for stolen moments.

Kick off your shoes, hitch up your dress (or loosen your tie) and embrace the carefree spirit. Dance barefoot under disco balls suspended from the trees, challenge your guests to a midnight round of croquet, or delight in watching the little ones run wild and free. Garden weddings have a way of infusing celebrations with an earthy, joyful energy – and there's no denying that fairy lights never look more magical than when they're threaded through the wilderness.

While most of our properties have beautiful gardens to host intimate weddings, these are some of our favourite venues for al fresco nuptials.

Gulliver's Hall, Cotswolds (up to 80 guests)


Nestled within 320 private acres in the enchanting Cotswolds, Gulliver's Hall is a timeless familial estate that offers an idyllic setting for couples seeking a wedding imbued with garden-inspired whimsy. The rustic stone barn provides the perfect backdrop for celebrations, while the estate's lush grounds invite you to steal a quiet moment together, pausing on ancient stone steps for a photograph amidst fragrant wildflower gardens of sage and lilac. Let the gentle humming of bees and the melodious songs of birds bear witness to your love story.


Charity, Herefordshire (up to 100 guests)

A bride and groom enjoying their day at Charity

Perched on the mountainside of the Olchon Valley, Charity, a timeless stone farmhouse, offers a secluded sanctuary for elopements and intimate weddings. This enchanting venue has rustic allure of a traditional Welsh dwelling, creating an atmosphere that feels artsy and untamed yet sophisticated. Pledge your love on the croquet lawn, cradled by the majestic embrace of the Black Mountains, as the venue's gardens unfurl before you, presenting a canvas for your dream celebration. As the night unfolds, lose yourself in the rhythm beneath a celestial tapestry, wrapped in the wild splendour of the Herefordshire meadows and woodlands.

Scarlet Hall, Cheshire (up to 80 guests)

A bride and groom kiss on the steps of Scarlet Hall

Scarlet Hall is a resplendent venue that elegantly intertwines regal heritage with its expansive gardens, tucked in the heart of Cheshire. Once a fleeting sanctuary for a visiting prince, this estate boasts a wedding barn adorned with cascading fairy lights and seasonal blooms, creating an enchanting backdrop. Hand in hand, explore the 12-acre grounds, uncovering hidden treasures within the red-apple orchard and stealing precious moments along the vine-draped walkways. A symphony of blushing roses, emerald shrubs, and twisted trees paint the natural colour palette for your day.

The Lost Music Hall, Devon (up to 150 guests) 

A couple enjoy their wedding day at The Lost Music Hall

Standing proud in picturesque landscapes of South Devon, The Lost Music Hall is an exquisite wedding venue that blends eccentric flair with cherished traditions. This distinctive space caters to couples seeking a bespoke experience, offering the versatility for a ceremony beneath the intricate wooden beams of the music hall or surrounded by the fragrant blooms of the walled gardens. The verdant foliage and delicate peonies create an intoxicating ambience, while sizzling outdoor food trucks adds a playful touch.

The Stack, Cornwall (up to 40 guests)

The Stack, with it's canopied dining room, is the perfect backdrop for a boho wedding

Hidden in the heart of Poldark countryside, The Stack is a former 19th-century engine house that has been transformed into an intimate wedding venue. This secret gem beckons to couples who yearn for a bohemian escape, surrounded by the untamed beauty of nature. The gardens and woodland grotto provide an ethereal setting for outdoor celebrations, where twinkling lights, draped awnings, and the gentle whispers of the countryside create an atmosphere of tranquillity.

Header image – Scarlet Hall – Chole Ely Photography

Gulliver’s Hall – Patrick Partridge

Scarlet Hall – Sophie Ann Photography

Chairty – James Frost

The Lost Music Hall – Tara Statton Photography

The Stack - Studio - Eiko

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