Five venues to book for your ceremony (part one)

In 2021 I was fortunate enough to officiate some beautiful ceremonies in some beautiful (and sometime unique) venues around the country, so this got me thinking about some of the other amazing venues the UK has to offer and which ones I would really love to conduct a ceremony in in 2022! So in this blog I'll be highlighting 5 venues that are on my wish list, all for different reasons but all gorgeous in their own right.


What kind of venue would you choose for your celebrations! Keep an eye out for part 2!



Fitzrovia Chapel is a hidden treasure located in the heart of the city of London. There can be few more visually amazing venues to hold your ceremony than this stunning Chapel. Intimate and unique in its flavour, this Grade II* listed chapel exudes grace, beauty, history and Gothic charm.


With its breathtaking feature golden mosaic ceiling over the nave, 17 different types of marble and intricate mosaic flooring, the Fitzrovia Chapel is a dazzling backdrop for any wedding.

I was due to officiate a ceremony here in December 2021 which was unfortunately postponed at the last minute due to covid complications, so fingers crossed Fitzrovia Chapel will be crossed off my list before very long!!


See lots more of what Fitzrovia Chapel has to offer on their website.




Botleys Mansion is an elegant, exclusive use venue set amid 56 acres of rolling Surrey parkland. This grand, Palladian country house wedding venue marries history with the absolute best in modern style. It has been tastefully and delicately refurbished over the years and offers a multitude of options when it comes to your ceremony.


The Green Room is a romantic, intimate, light and airy space, full of pastel hues and gentle tones whilst the stunning, glass-roofed Atrium has an impressive grand staircase and the sparkling chandeliers ooze elegance and charm.

There are so many beautiful spots around the house, grounds and perfectly manicured gardens (like the stunning love temple) creating gorgeous sceneries for your wedding pictures.


Check out the Botley Mansion website to see if this is the venue for you.



A peaceful, private residence, That Amazing Place is another exclusive use venue so this beautiful 15th Century manor house comes with its wedding cottage and 14 deluxe bedrooms (sleeping 31 guests), so it's yours for the day and night of your wedding. It’s a real “home from home” in which to welcome and entertain your guests.


Located in the Essex countryside and surrounded by beautiful grounds, That Amazing Place’s elegant spaces provide you with the flexibility to create your wedding, your way. Inside the house are large bright rooms with contemporary interiors, ideal for intimate gatherings of up to 80 seated guests. For larger numbers, the wedding breakfast can be served in the marquee which can seat up to 150 guests.


See how amazing it is for yourself, check out That Amazing Place's website.



116 Pall Mall is a beautiful Grade I listed building situated a stone's throw from some of London's most iconic landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park and Trafalgar Square, with the famous London Eye and River Thames within walking distance.


You’ll be spoilt for choice with five floors of versatile rooms full of unique touches - from floor to ceiling windows to ornate Georgian features and fittings - all ideal for every kind of ceremony, blessing, reception or the perfect wedding breakfast.

The historic sweeping staircase with a 15ft Regency chandelier, the perfect spot for your first photo as a married couple or an atmospheric group shot!


Find out more about this London landmark, visit the 116 Pall Mall website.



South Farm is a beautiful country wedding venue bursting with romantic charm where rural character blends effortlessly with elegant style. You’ll find this beautiful barn wedding venue nestled in 20 acres of stunning countryside on the Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire borders. The charming farm, glorious gardens, rustic barns and elegant buildings are a unique backdrop for a romantic wedding.


This eco-friendly and family run venue combines a perfect setting with superb catering, home grown organic food, fabulous service and complete privacy to create a truly intimate wedding to remember.


If all that wasn’t amazing enough, in line with their eco-friendly, sustainable values, South Farm have made a commitment to plant a tree for every couple booking a wedding there in 2022. Outstanding!


See what else South Farm has to offer by visiting their website.


If you're planning a ceremony at any of these (or any other) venues let's talk about how we can make your special day even more magical! Drop me a message at emailme@daveoctavecelebrant.com.



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