In its 1,000 years, this Cotswolds castle has seen more royals through its doors than a Saturday night at Boujis (it was also the location for Elizabeth Hurley's lavish wedding to Arun Nayar).

THE BEST FAIRYTALE WEDDING VENUES

It makes a breathtaking setting and has acres of award-winning gardens. Exchange vows in the newly available private Library or have a blessing in the pretty St Mary's Chapel before moving to a marquee tucked between the 15th-century ruins and the ornamental pond.

Ceremony capacity: 80; Outside catering; www.sudeleycastle.co.uk