Your jaw will drop when you see Brocket Hall's Ballroom - with its frescoed ceiling, sparkling chandeliers and richly draped windows. It's definitely a room to make an impact.

The rest of the gorgeous, red-bricked stately home is equally impressive, from the 543 acres of parkland it's set in (FYI, that's bigger than Monaco), to the faultless staff and top-notch food, presided over by the Michelin-starred Phil Thompson.

Oh, and did we mention it's only 45 minutes from London? We're sold.

Ceremony capacity: 150; Packages per person: £180

Brocket Hall; 01707 335241;