A complimentary wedding planner will help you transform this medieval, moated former hunting lodge into a fairy-tale country-house wedding venue. The 13th-century reception hall is ideal for civil ceremonies, while the oak-panelled drawing rooms will wow your guests.

GUEST LIST 60 for ceremonies, 150 for receptions THE BILL Packages from £120pp; exclusive use from £25,000 LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 0845 072 7577; handpickedhotels.co.uk.