With everything from guest lists to vendors, planning your big day can be nothing short of a challenge — and it can be made even harder when you’re trying to find the perfect location to tie the knot. From converted barns to intimate harbourside docks, the UK is filled with unique and beautiful venues that are perfect for any couple, no matter their aesthetic or budget. 

To help shine a light on the nation’s wedding hotspots, the experts at Slater Menswear analysed the top 300 most talked-about wedding venues and then ranked them by their number of Instagram hashtags. This revealed which regions, towns and venues are the most sought-after Instagrammable wedding locations for those who are planning their nuptials.

The top wedding locations in the UK

Wedding Venue


          Instagram Hashtags

South Farm



East Quay Venue

South East


Hedsor House

South East


Iscoyd Park

West Midlands


          Gosfield Hall

          South East


From the research, it was found that overall, the most popular wedding venues by region are:

South East — 61,699 hashtags with 60 venues. 

South West — 23,250 hashtags with 38 venues.

East — 14, 676 hashtags with 25 venues.


The top wedding venues by location

East: South Farm, Hertfordshire - 4,833 Hashtags

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Bursting with romantic charm, South Farm is a beautiful farm venue nestled in 20 acres of breathtaking countryside located on the Cambridgeshire-Hertfordshire border. It boasts elegant gardens, a picture-perfect farmhouse and a beautifully converted grand Tudor barn — as well as delicious home-grown food including; organic vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, eggs and pork. 

You can enjoy total privacy as the venue is exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding, no matter whether you’re opting for a simple affair or something more luxurious. Their experienced team of wedding coordinators can help you every step of the way and make sure that your big day runs smoothly. 


South East: East Quay Venue, Kent - 4,800 Hashtags

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With direct sea views, the East Quay Venue is a licensed wedding venue in Whitstable Harbour on the coast of Kent. Originally the oyster grading room of the Seasalter and Ham Fishery Company, this stunning venue retains its original brick structure and coastal heritage charm that couples adore. It offers complete decorating freedom and contains a large dining room, dance floor, stage, open-plan kitchen and mezzanine level — so you’re sure to snap the perfect picture. 

Sitting beside Shingle Beach, this relaxed ‘shabby-chic’ ambience venue has tonnes of character and even a private area on the beach. Perfect for guests to enjoy the fresh sea breeze and snap a picture of the Whistable sunset.


South West: Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire - 3,500 Hashtags

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A beautiful 18th-century Cotswold stone barn, Cripps Barn sits in the heart of the countryside near Bidbury in Coln Valley.  This historic building has been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue, featuring flagstone floors, roaring open fires and rustic beams. The main barn is finished with a medieval chandelier, a candelabra and two oversized entranceways which flood the room with light, and is the main focus of the walk down the aisle. 

Wedding feasts are created by the barn's own chefs, who can flame-cook food on a BBQ grill and giant rotisserie. And, guests can celebrate into the early hours with the venue shutting at 1am.



West Midlands: Iscoyd Park, Shropshire - 4,191 Hashtags

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Touching the borders of Shropshire, North Wales and Cheshire, Iscoyd Park is a private country house that hosts stunning weddings. Every wedding is bespoke, so you can expect their dedicated wedding team to guide you every step of the way. They have a hugely talented Michelin-trained head chef who has developed exquisite and exciting menus based on the season, only using the finest local ingredients. 

This classic Georgian home is available for one, two or three days; or longer by arrangement. The venue hire also includes the Iscoyd Cottage, which is located on the edge of the park and is a place for the bridal party to stay the night before.



East Midlands: Mythe Barn, Leicestershire - 2,000 Hashtags

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Mythe Barn is an idyllic wedding venue set in acres of the Leicestershire countryside. Looking out over rolling hills and meadows, as well as a stunning view of the River Sence, this is a one-of-a-kind rural venue. You can choose to tie the knot beneath stunning oak beams inside, or be surrounded by nature in their fabulous gardens. Say “I do” in this blissful countryside location that offers everything from a formal wedding breakfast to relaxed barbecues and delicious street food. 

Your planning is made easy as the team at Mythe Barn offer catering packages and event organisers to make sure that your day runs smoothly. 



Wales: Garthmyl Hall, Wales - 2,820 Hashtags

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Located in Wales on the border of Shropshire, the Georgian gem of Garthmyl Hall offers couples a choice of several licensed ceremony areas; The Ballroom, The Walled Garden, The Summer House and The Cellar Bar. You’ll have the whole hall exclusively to yourself for your celebrations — including 10 luxury bedrooms for two days and two nights — and with no set suppliers, your decoration options are practically endless. 

They also offer a range of hireable pieces including neon signs, sofas, animal statues and more. 



London: Northbrook Park, London - 2,767 Hashtags

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Set within 120 acres of tranquil Hampshire countryside, this stunning Grade II-listed, 18th-century manor house is known as Northbrook Park. A romantic country wedding venue, the charming grandeur of this manor is an impressive blank canvas. You can choose from their extensive list of long-term and trusted suppliers including; wedding planners, caterers, photographers, florists and more. 

Whether it’s their beautiful orangery, vine room or tranquil walled gardens, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop for your wedding. 



North East: Newton Hall, Northumberland - 2,800 Hashtags

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Located in Northumberland, Newton Hall is a “one-of-a-kind” wedding destination in the UK. Choose from a stunning array of beautiful wedding spaces including; The Garden Suite, The Terrace, Wedding Hill and The Great Hall — you’re sure to find a unique outdoor wedding venue that suits you. Alongside its four gorgeous wedding spaces, Newton Hall also offers two new settings for your big day; a romantic beach on the Northumberland coastline or the Enchanted Chapel in the Halls grounds. 

No matter the weather, Newton Hall’s expert team pride itself on being outdoor wedding specialists and offers a wide range of tailor-made packages that are filled with personal touches. 



North West: Thornton Manor, Wirral - 3,300 Hashtags

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With four exclusive venues each tucked away in their own piece of paradise, Thornton Manor offers a wide range of locations to suit any ceremony and celebration. Nestled in the Wirral with over 120 acres of parkland and exquisite gardens, this inviting period manor house exudes historic charm. Thornton Manor has its own team of dedicated wedding coordinators who can help you every step of the way to create your dream celebrations. Choose from; The Manor House, The Lakeside Marquee, The Dell Pavilion and The Walled Garden Marquee to say “I do”. 

As a private home, Thornton Manor can provide a wide range of perfect finishing touches including a variety of classic and luxury cars so you can arrive at your venue in style.



Yorkshire: The Normans, Yorkshire - 736 Hashtags

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Taking its name from Normans Farm — an 18th-century working farm on which the venue is set — The Normans is a re-vamped and re-imagined barn venue. Combining rustic charm with sleek contemporary features, this stunning and stylish space is purpose-built for weddings. The Normans consist of five distinct areas; The Courtyard, The Ceremony Barn, The Cow Stalls, The Tack Room Bar and The Grain Shed. Throughout the day, you’ll get to experience each location. Whether it be waiting for the ceremony in The Courtyard or a drink in The Tack Room Bar, you’ll have exclusive use of all the facilities.

You’ll also find that The Normans don’t charge per person because, to them, it doesn’t matter whether it’s 30 or 130 guests attending. Instead, they offer one exclusive package that includes personal and professional planning support and coordination services on the day of the wedding. This includes: Tables and chairs, Ambient lighting across the venue, A pop-up bar (optional), Indoor heating, dance floor, and washroom facilities.



Scotland: Aswanley, Aberdeenshire - 611 Hashtags

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A blank canvas Victorian barn in Aberdeenshire on the edge of the Grampian Highlands, Aswanley is a wonderful wedding venue. With its grand fireplace at the centre of the barn, you’ll also find a series of interconnecting rooms that you can use, too — with space for up to 250 guests.  When you hire, this also includes the help of an in-house wedding coordinator that offers advice throughout your wedding planning and is also there on the day to ensure there are no bumps in the road. 

Finding the perfect suit for your big day

With everything from tartan prints in our Highland Wear collection, to dapper tuxedos and three-piece suits, you’re sure to find an elevated wedding suit that’s ideal for your nuptials.

If you’re looking for more information, we have a wide range of suits and style inspiration to help you find your perfect look.