It's no surprise that this imposing stately home has won awards. Just look at those perfectly preened hedges!

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Add to that mature woodlands, manicured green lawns, Italian walled gardens and (as the name suggests) a remarkable lake that runs alongside the manor house, and you've got yourself a true winner. Ceremonies can take place either inside the manor or outside by the water.

Ceremony capacity: 300; Plate cost per head: £66; www.manorbythelake.co.uk