Gay marriage is now legal! If you’re planning that big day, we can suggest a few places to make it magical.
Romantic, rural and beautifully restored, The Rectory is set in three acres of Victorian walled garden in the famously idyllic Cotswolds. Just 90 minutes from London, this 12-bedroom country house hotel is licensed to hold intimate ceremonies for up to 60 guests.
The Grove is set in the beautiful countryside of west Wales, just over 1.5 hours’ drive away from Cardiff. Choose between a sunny summer wedding in a marquee on the lawn, or a candlelit ceremony beside an open fire in the traditional Panelled Room.
The Gherkin’s restaurant and bar (levels 39 and 40) are licensed for weddings and civil partnerships via Searcys. Bring friends, family and enjoy a wedding to remember surrounded by panoramic views of the best known London sights.
If these aren’t spectacular enough, you can always take things even more upmarket and get married at a royal palace. Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House and Kew Palace are available via Historic Royal Palaces.