We know how important it is to capture your wedding day, so we’ve selected some of the most popular hotels with a view in England and Scotland. With views guaranteed to impress, not only will they make stunning backdrops for your wedding photography, but all the venues listed are also perfect for your first getaway as newly-weds.
St James Hotel, Nottingham, England
Perfect for: Weddings
St James Hotel is an independent boutique hotel conveniently located in the heart of Nottingham city centre. The venue boasts 87 beautifully designed bedrooms and several function rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and other events. Its largest room can hold up to 180 people (banquet style).
If you would like a room with a view then you should choose ‘The Penthouse’, with refurbishments made in 2014 inspired by the luxurious grand palazzos of Venice.
The Penthouse overlooks Nottingham Castle, which is within a two minute walk of the hotel. St James Hotel is permitted to use the site as a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs. The castle has a fascinating history dating back to William the Conqueror in 1067, and has been a museum and art gallery since 1878.
The picturesque location and luxury rooms makes St James Hotel the perfect destination for both weddings and romantic breaks.
Room rates from £50 per room, per night.
St James Hotel, 1 Rutland Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6FL.
Tel: 0115 9411114
Banchory Lodge, Royal Deeside, Scotland
Perfect for: A Romantic Break
Banchory Lodge is an idyllic picture-postcard weekend retreat nestled in the heart of Royal Deeside. Set on the banks of the River Dee, in stunning Scottish countryside, this hotel oozes style.
Retaining its country house charm, the Georgian building was extensively refurbished in 2014, with gorgeous quirky Scottish interior design at the heart of the hotel. It’s a place to chill out, relax and soak in the views where the salmon regularly leap.
With award-winning food and 28 gorgeous bedrooms, it’s the perfect place to stay for a romantic weekend. Banchory Lodge is your back-to-nature bolt-hole with a little touch of luxury.
Room rates from £135.
Banchory Lodge, Dee Street, Banchory, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5HS.
Tel: 01330 822625
Marriott Breadsall Priory, Derby, England
Perfect for: Weddings
Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel and Country Club is the oldest Marriott hotel in the world, with rooms dating back to 1260. Surrounded by 300 acres of lush landscaping, extensive gardens and unrivalled outdoor space, the historic venue offers a beautiful setting for any wedding.
Previously home to Charles Darwin’s grandfather, the former stately residence is now one of the Midlands’ most prestigious wedding venues.
A wide variety of civil ceremony options are available to suit all tastes and budgets. Enjoy an intimate ceremony and traditional fayre in the grand Haslam Room, or an on trend, outdoor festival-style reception, complete with tipis and street food stands.
Room rates depend on dates and can start from around £90 for a Deluxe Room and up to £156 for a Junior Suite.
Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Moor Road, Morley, Derby, Derbyshire, DE7 6DL.
Tel: 01332 832235
Hotel Football, Manchester, England
Perfect for: Weddings or a Break for Newly-weds
Hotel Football, the world’s first football hotel, offers bespoke wedding packages to create a special day that’s completely unique. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the 133-room hotel, directed by former teammates Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, is the perfect setting to host a wedding day with a difference.
Each room offers complete flexibility for daytime and evening. ‘Heaven’ on the roof has phenomenal views across Manchester and Salford Quays, and the Players Lounge and Stadium Suite both have unrivalled views overlooking Old Trafford.
A range of customisable packages are available, from large celebrations of up to 500, to intimate ceremonies for a chosen few.
Room rates from £95 per room per night.
Hotel Football, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Greater Manchester, M16 0SZ.
Tel: 0161 817 6600
Dimpsey Glamping, Somerset, England
Perfect for: Honeymoons
Dimpsey is a romantic retreat perfect for couples, especially newly-weds. The setting is private, intimate, and luxurious.
A single boutique shepherd’s hut with the cosiest of beds awaits you, set on a farm at the foot of the Blackdown Hills. A Tiki hot tub is set up outside, and you can cook in the garden oven or order from the farm. Relax in bed and listen to records, take a walk in the breathtaking countryside… the choices are all yours.
Dimpsey is a couple’s retreat through and through. The owners, Emma and Andrew, will do everything they can to make your stay as memorable as possible.
The £145 price is for peak times June/July/August 2017, £135 tends to be weekends and £125 is weekday non-peak months. Please note: minimum stay is usually two nights.
Dimpsey Glamping, Beethan Lane, Combe St Nicholas, Chard, Somerset TA20 3PY.
Tel: 01460 477770
Falcon Manor, Yorkshire Dales, England
Perfect for: Weddings
Falcon Manor is a luxurious country house hotel with a view of fabulous limestone hills and lush, green valley. The hotel is on the southern approach to the pretty, small market town of Settle, nestled beneath the craggy outcrops and rugged hills for which the area is famous.
Settle has an impressive choice of interesting, small, independent shops, a thriving music, drama and comedy venue in the Victoria Hall, and a reputation for a warm and friendly welcome.
Room rates from £95 per room. Falcon Manor also offers Dirty Boots seasonal midweek and weekend deals.
Falcon Manor, Skipton Road, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9BD.
Tel: 01729 823814
The Headland Hotel and Spa, Newquay, England
Perfect for: Weddings and Romantic Getaways
Winner of ‘Best Cornwall Wedding Venue 2016’, the team at Headland Hotel design bespoke wedding packages. Enjoy an intimate wedding for a handful of loved ones or a grand ceremony for up to 250 guests.
It is also the perfect honeymoon location. Its brand new spa development located right on Fistral beach offers a Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna, hot tub and aromatherapy showers.
Prices start from £85 per person, per night, based on two people sharing a Coastal View Double.
The Headland Hotel and Spa, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW.
Tel: 01637 872211
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Aberdeen, Scotland
Perfect for: Weddings
Meldrum House is no ordinary place. Nestled within a 240-acre estate in stunning Aberdeenshire countryside and steeped in history, the 13th Century baronial country house guarantees unrivalled luxury.
The bedrooms in the Manor House have the history and are elegant and luxurious. Many of the new bedrooms have floor to ceiling views of the golf course with gorgeous contemporary design and fittings. The converted Stables adjacent to the Manor house are generously proportioned rooms with beams, and luxury bathrooms.
With two Red Rosettes for its restaurant and a challenging parkland 18-hole golf course, it’s the perfect weekend retreat for newly-weds.
Room rates from £165.
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0AE.
Tel: 01651 872294
Room rates correct at time of publishing.
Guest post by Chloe Fair