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The Little Black Book: Wedding Venues

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    Eynsham Hall

    Muddy says: The stunning exterior and 3000 acres of 18th century Eynsham Hall offer ample charms to those who want heritage style on a 3 star budget.

  • The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green

    Muddy says: All the heritage you can handle at this handsome hotel in rural Oxfordshire, in enticing distance of Bicester Village, Rousham Gardens and Blenheim Palace.

  • Stoke Place

    Muddy says: A 39-bedroom Bucks country house hotel that combines surprisingly boutique interior stylings with lashings of good old British heritage. Don't miss the Capability Brown-designed pleasure garden.

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    Bix Manor

    Muddy says: A stunning venue just outside Henley, Bix Manor is all about the party - weddings, birthday, special occasions - and best of all, you can bring your own wine with no corkage.

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    Danesfield House

    Muddy says: This exquisite five-star country house hotel is the last word in luxury. Afternoon tea, a luxury overnighter, wedding venue or superlative spa? Please don't make us go home. Ever.

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    The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor

    Muddy says: One of the prettiest spots for a wedding in Buckinghamshire, Waddeson Manor’s Dairy nestles in a tranquil waterside setting amongst glorious gardens.

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    The Tythe Barn

    Muddy says: A gorgeous, converted barn that's perfect for parties, corporate events or weddings. Hey, we love it so much one of our team got married there.

  • Cornwell Manor

    Muddy says: An absolutely stunning Cotswold manor house estate, ideal for private parties, civil ceremonies or wedding receptions. I'm eyeing it up for my significant next birthday.

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    Notley Abbey

    Muddy says: If Notley Abbey is romantic enough for Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh to call home, it's romantic enough for your wedding!

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    The Five Arrows at Waddesdon Manor

    Muddy says: This Grade II-listed hotel and function room, standing at the gates of Waddesdon Manor, is a refined, tranquil spot for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

  • Chenies Manor

    Muddy says: Fancy tying the knot somewhere with proper historic pedigree? This Grade I-listed pile was once a hangout for Henry VIII no less - his ghost sometimes even swings by.

  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

    Muddy says: Raymond's Blanc's pitch-perfect Oxfordshire institution needs no introduction. Thirty years of two Michelin stars, beautiful kitchen gardens and top-tier gastronomie: Le Manoir is Muddy's go-to for special occasions.

  • Poundon House

    Muddy says: Elegant Oxfordshire wedding venue hosting dreamy yoga, health and relaxation retreats - prefect for a pre-nup pamper ahead of your big day.

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