The South East of England is a regional area of the UK nestling around London and consisting of the counties of East and West Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey, not forgetting the capital city itself. Within the South East, a designation known as the home counties refers to those locations which actually border London some of which are included on this list.
Without exception, the South East is home to some beautiful countryside. Over the centuries, wealth radiated out from London and this led to the establishment and preservation of some stunning architecture within pretty villages and historic towns.
Beautiful rural locations across the South East offer countless stylish approved venues to choose from for your wedding with stately homes, historic castles, ancient manor houses and numerous rustic backdrops of farms, mills, timbered barns and some ‘outside the box’ venues like vineyards, railway stations and even tree top hideaways.
There are major towns and cities throughout the South East including the vibrant and colourful Brighton and Hove, Portsmouth on the coast, the historic city of Oxford with its ancient University and plenty of county towns and smaller historic, market towns for couples who want an urban vibe to their wedding day with a choice of either traditional or contemporary venues.
The South East has a Channel coastline with historic ports and harbours of all sizes and types for those brides who want a wedding with a maritime flavour or just a good old-fashioned bucket and spade backdrop. You can even get married on board a boat or on the beach! For summer weddings, you can’t beat a coastal setting to make the perfect wedding day with a choice of contemporary, traditional and floating venues to suit all tastes and budgets.
With its finger on the pulse, venues in the South East tend to lead the trend when it comes to the latest fashion or style in wedding ceremonies. Innovation is the watchword for weddings in this part of the country and if you can’t find it in London and the South East then you probably can’t find it all.
Travel links throughout the South East are excellent with train services radiating out from the capital across all of the UK and several motorways including the M3 and the M4 which run south west from London through the region plus the M25 orbital motorway which circles around the capital offering easy links and the M11 which heads north into East Anglia. Two major London airports provide both domestic and international flights so your guests can reach you wherever they are coming from and most importantly, you can escape on honeymoon wherever you are going.