Just a bouquet toss from the golden sands of Putsborough Beach, brave brides can even squeeze in a quick surf on their wedding morning.

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It's not just beach-lovers who'll be praying for sunshine though, when there's a romantic rose arbour in the gardens for outdoor ceremonies. This grand Jacobean house offers nine self-catering apartments to sleep up to 50 guests (bag the ultra-adorable former 16th-century chapel). 

Ceremony capacity: 100; Plate cost per head: £53; www.pickwellmanor.co.uk