LAST UPDATED:8 June 2012 at 4:50pm

Do you remember the wide expanse of unspoilt beach that Gwyneth Paltrow walked across at the end of the 1998 flick Shakespeare in Love?

That was Holkham beach, a pebble's throw from the palatial Holkham Hall. Set in a massive 25,000-acre, deer-dotted estate, there is plenty of room to party, from the monumental Marble Hall, to the secluded Temple in the woods of Holkham Park.

For a big bash, why not pitch your marquee in the 18th-century Walled Gardens.

Ceremony capacity: 160; House wine: £8; Marquee available; Countryside setting

Holkham Hall; 01328 821821; www.holkham.co.uk

LAST UPDATED:15 April 2011 at 1:30pm

Remember the wide expanse of unspoilt beach that Gwyneth Paltrow walked across at the end of Shakespeare in Love? That was Holkham Hall. The interior of this palatial venue (which also shared the screen with Keira Knightley in The Duchess) is a suitably plush setting for a grand wedding. The whole of the 25,000-acre Holkham Estate is licensed for weddings, from ceremonies in the Temple in the woods to big parties in a marquee in the Walled Garden.

GUEST LIST The Temple holds 20; marquee in the Walled Garden up to 250 THE BILL Hire from £3,000 LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01328 821821; www.holkham.co.uk