Today’s guest post comes to us from Charlotte Barnes of Spiral Media. Charlotte has been writing online content for newspapers, magazines, websites, and as a freelance ghost writer for the past eight years. Enjoy!

Many of us dream of having the perfect fairy tale wedding but how can you make your dream become a reality? Across the UK and Ireland, there are some amazing places to host your wedding day that have come right out of the pages of a storybook. From fabulous castles and treetop hideaways, to magical train rides and quaint country settings.

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Chewton Glen Treehouse, Hampshire

If you spent your childhood dreaming of being whisked off your feet by Robin Hood or going off on an adventure with Peter Pan, then these gorgeous Chewton Glen Treehouses are perfect for your special day. Lift your wedding day into the trees and enjoy beautiful views from your very own forest hideaway. You and your wedding party can reconnect with nature like never before and your wedding day photos will be something to treasure. You can have your wedding at Chewton Country House which is large enough to host your party and offers the whole wedding party package. Then celebrate your special day by spending the night in your very own treehouse!

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scottish Highlands

There is something wild and untamed about parts of Scotland’s countryside and this makes it the ideal setting for a magical wedding. For those of you who have always wanted a touch of magic and wonder on your wedding day, what better place than the location of one of the most magical series of films ever made? If you choose to get married in Glenfinnan then not only will you have an amazing setting for your special day, but you can experience a piece of film history as well. The local area around Loch Shiel was the location for a number of scenes from the Harry Potter series and The Glenfinnan Jacobite train rides across the Glenfinnan Viaduct which was used for the Hogwarts Express. There are a number of venues nearby, such as Glenfinnan House Hotel that can host your wedding day so you can have the amazing wedding day you’ve always dreamed of and still visit all of your favourite Harry Potter locations.

Ashford Castle, Galway

Anyone who has ever dreamed of being a prince or princess will have fantasised about their perfect castle at some point. The United Kingdom is famous across the world for its amazing castles and one particular stand-out location is Ashford Castle in Ireland. This magnificent castle stands in beautifully sculptured grounds and offers exquisite style and scenic views. Plan your perfect fairy tale wedding at Ashford Castle and you can enjoy a limousine transport, a traditional bagpipe welcome on arrival and fine dining throughout your day.  The Castle also offers a range of other activities for the wedding couple and their party, including a spa, falconry, fishing, horse riding and shooting. Turn your wedding day into a fairy tale adventure at Ashford Castle.

The Chequered Skipper, Northamptonshire

Not everyone who imagines a fairy tale thinks of castles or far off locations. If you have always dreamed of celebrating your wedding day in a traditional style reminiscent of old English fables, with picturesque views of the English countryside and charming local touches, then the heart of England should be your destination. There are plenty of places to have your wedding in England that capture the beauty of English heritage but if you want to really set the mood, you need a traditional thatched house, such as The Chequered Skipper in Ashton. This award-winning venue has a thatched roof that has been carefully restored to create a traditional English cottage look that has all the rustic charm you would expect from a rural establishment. That’s not to say your wedding will be without modern comforts. The Chequered Skipper boasts a large function area for your wedding reception complete with beamed ceilings, as well as a stunning marquee outside.

Thanks Charlotte, these British Isles fairy-tale wedding venues are just lovely!

Which venue would you choose for your fairy-tale wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Image credits:
Ashford Castle image – Credit Ashford Castle –
Glenfinnan Viaduct – Credit Wikipedia –
Chewton Treehouse – Credit Chewton Treehouse –
Chequered Skipper – Credit Oliver Photography –