LAST UPDATED: 18 May 2015 15:02pm

If there was ever a venue where you could play at being Jane Eyre, this is it. Rolling hills and countryside, crackling fires in grander-than-grand reception rooms, and it's all yours - this property is for exclusive use only.


Say your vows in the glass atrium with its crystal chandeliers twinkling above you; it's a special spot for tying the knot.

Ceremony capacity: 380; Package cost per head: £134;

LAST UPDATED: 11 June 2013 15:33pm

This elegant 18th-century Palladian-style mansion is grandoise enough for a proper state banquet.

Owned by smart outfit Bijou Weddings, Botleys is exclusively yours on the day, and Bijou's planners will guide you through every step of the arrangements - including giving you access to their wedding planning and guest management software.

Our favourite feature is the drag-and-drop table-seating arrangement; essential when trying to arrange those 400 guests!

Ceremony capacity: 400; Packages per person: £74

Botleys Mansion; 0845 130 9966;