Leez Priory, Chelmsford
This sixteenth century Tudor mansion looks almost palatial as you draw up to its red-brick frontage. It's a place where you can play princess for the day with the run of 40 acres of parkland, lawns and lakes. Nestled in the heart of rural Essex, there are seven locations across the estate that are licensed for your ceremony - our favourite for the summertime is the beautiful Great Tower, where guests can be seated in the grassy courtyard underneath the majestic carriageway. It's equally romantic in winter, with log fires roaring inside the stunning oak-panelled rooms.
You can rest easy about organising your big day, as the super supportive staff will go above and beyond in recommending suppliers and caterers with their extensive local knowledge. For overnight guests, there are fifteen bedrooms located across the impressive grounds, and there's even a secret cottage for the brides and her 'maids to stay in the night before.