This ivy-clad mansion ticks all the classic stately boxes - grand banqueting hall, 100 acres of deer park, manicured croquet lawns, trickling fountain and statement staircase.

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But what makes it really stand out is the light-filled Victorian Orangery for ceremonies. With flower garlands wound around the pillars and hazy afternoon sunshine streaming through the large windows, it's truly magical.

Ceremony capacity: 130; Plate cost per head: £84; www.countryhouseweddings.co.uk/st-audries-park