Dating from 1200, this moated manor house, just north of Birmingham, was recently given a £2.5 million facelift. The wood-panelled Great Chamber - the original reception hall - is an ornate backdrop for a civil ceremony. Or opt for the Garden Pavilion, for up to 200 guests.*

Ceremony capacity: 75; Package per person: £110; House wine: £22

New Hall Hotel & Spa; 0845 072 7577; www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/newhall