This month we look at how to plan a wedding on a budget

Planning a wedding can be very expensive, but it is possible to have a breath taking venue, red carpet arrival, sumptuous sit-down meal and lots of lovely luxurious details without breaking the bank. In fact, if you are after grand country wedding on a modest budget then Hand Picked Hotels can offer some of the UK’s most magnificent houses steeped in charm and character, together with various complimentary extras you may not expect.

Ettington Park Hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon is perfect example of that – a magnificent Neo-Gothic mansion set in a 40 acre estate it is the most wonderfully romantic place you could choose to celebrate your wedding and prices start at just 
£90 per person.

Our Fairy Tale wedding package is inclusive of an indoor civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception room hire, reception drink and canapés, three-course menu, half a bottle of house wine and one glass of sparkling wine per person and finger buffet. We will even take care of the candelabra centre pieces, cake stand, chair covers and stationery for you, and provide a master of ceremonies to help keep your special day running smoothly.

We also have lots of other tempting offers which means you can take advantage of our mid-week prices, late availability from £5,000, together with packages to cater for those couples who want a wedding over the festive season or even an intimate gourmet wedding for self-proclaimed foodies. 

Alternatively Wood Hall Hotel & Spa near Wetherby, which like a lot of our venues is licenced for outdoor ceremonies, is the perfect retreat for your big day perched amidst 100 acres of rolling Yorkshire countryside. Again you can choose to hire it out exclusively (with prices starting from £12,900 for an autumn or winter wedding) and there are a number of different packages to suit all budgets. 

The impressive grandeur of a 17th century manor house set amongst 22 acres of parkland makes Chilston Park in Kent an idyllic location. Oozing charm and style, you can again chose to hold your ceremony and wedding breakfast in one place so you and your guests can relax and drink in the beautiful surroundings.  

As with every Hand Picked Hotel wedding our team of professional co-ordinators will help take care of your arrangements to ensure everything runs seamlessly leaving you to treasure every moment. We offer several wedding packages, as well as a range of special offers which may be just perfect for your special day. 

An elegant Palladian country house hotel nestled in the heart of the Ashdown Forest makes Buxted Park one of the finest wedding venues in East Sussex. With its sumptuous classical interiors you can choose to dine in the Orangery or Ballroom while the tranquillity of the lake and acres of parkland provide the idea backdrop for your wedding photos. 

With midweek weddings in August starting at £6,000, our Sunday special starting from just £5,300, a 5th off all weddings in November this year, together with our usual offers, Buxted Park offers a contemporary and picture perfect alternative to a traditional church ceremony. 

Our wedding packages are by no means exhaustive and no two weddings are the same, with a number of finishing touches to cater for your individual tastes and requirements. We pride ourselves on delivering bespoke weddings so if you prefer we can tailor make a proposal to match your exact requirements.

Prices correct as of 28th April 2017.