You're encouraged to treat this ivy-clad 13th-century manor house like home.

By day, there are pretty lakes and orchards for photos, plus a pergola in the walled garden. By night, this picture-perfect spot lets its hair down, with owner 'Sir Ben' making sure the emphasis is on fun.

Even after the bar shuts at 1am, estate guests can kick off the after-party with their own sound system. The only house rule is: 'Last one to bed switches off the lights!'

Ceremony capacity: 162; Packages per person: £45

Mounsel House; 01278 661076;