This Tudor country house nestles in 2,000 acres with gardens landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, making it the ideal backdrop for a classic English country wedding. Interiors are old-school (think heavy drapes and four-posters). Queen Elizabeth I stayed here, and brides-to-be are assured of the royal treatment, too.

GUEST LIST 150 in Fawsley Hall, 120 in Knightly Court for receptions, 122 overnight guests THE BILL Exclusive use from £22,400; three-course menu from £37pp LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01327 892027;