The UK is filled with beautiful locations and scenic views, but one area that boasts some of the best is the South of England. Home to areas of outstanding natural beauty, coastal havens and countryside escapes, it’s a stretch of the country that can offer almost every type of surrounding you could wish for. So, as you might expect, the counties that make up this corner of the country are ever more popular for weddings.
Here are a few counties in the South of England that form the perfect pick for a luxurious wedding…
East Sussex is a non-metropolitan county that boasts a long stretch of coastline along the English channel. As well as its beautiful location, the county benefits from one of the country’s lowest annual rainfall counts, so a wedding here has slightly more chance of sunshine and a fraction less chance of rain.
If history is your thing, East Sussex has many roots originating during the Saxon periods, and is home to many notable landmarks, including Seven Sisters Park, a number of castles and battlements, plus two notable chalk hill figures that attract tourists from far and wide.
Most importantly, East Sussex is home to beautiful wedding venues, From ancient castles to regal manor houses, and even a few beach side locations. And with borders along other popular and sizable counties, it’s an ideal location for couples and guests from anywhere in the South.
Neighboring East Sussex, Kent is one of the country’s most sought-after locations for a luxury wedding. From the picturesque Kentish coast to the acres of countryside and historic monuments, there’s something that appeals to every taste.
Kent is also a wonderful choice for couples who live in London whose budget might not allow them to have their dream wedding in the big city. With weddings costing around 30% less, you can find beautiful Kent wedding venues that offer the same luxury for a more generous price.
If you’re not already sold, Kent’s variety of landscapes and monuments offer wedding couples’ an abundance of photo opportunities, so unique you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone with an album as wonderful. Plus, guests who need to stay over will be overjoyed by the sheer amount to do here, so they can make the most of their trip even after the wedding celebrations are finished.
Heading to the furthest place south in England, Cornwall is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations, and it’s equally as popular for weddings, too. The biggest appeal, of course, is Cornwall’s numerous beaches and quaint seaside towns that offer that European feeling at home. Think the beautiful sandy landscape in Polperro, or the colourful buildings line the coast of St Ives.
For those couples who love the waterside scenery but aren’t fans of sandy beaches, Cornish towns like Port Isaac and Padstow offer beautiful harbourside weddings, so you can enjoy the shimmering views without having to deal with sand everywhere. Plus, when it comes to your wedding menu, you can benefit from fresh seafood caught locally and cooked the same day. There are some rather famous chefs and eateries in Cornwall, too, so why not splash out on some delicious dishes?