On the doorstep of the 12th-century Blanchland Abbey, after a £1.5million renovation last year, sits this 21-room hotel-cum-posh pub in medieval village Blanchland, on the Northumberland and Durham border.

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Encircled by the North Pennine Moors, it doesn't do anything by halves - expect blooming gardens in summer, popping log fires in winter. From an all-singing, all-dancing party to an intimate affair with your nearest and dearest, these guys know how to throw a special party.

Ceremony capacity: 60; www.lordcrewearmsblanchard.co.uk