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- London’s Old Marylebone has hosted at least 17 celebrity weddings, including Jude Law, Antonio Banderras, Paul McCartney and Noel Gallagher, both twice.
- New York’s Town Hall is the next most popular with 8 celebrity marriages and counting.
- San Ysidro Ranch in California follows next with 6, with Oxford’s Blenheim Palace and Scotland’s Castle Skibo each hosting at least 5 weddings.
Celebrity weddings tend to be secret, but when the paps are allowed in we get an unrestricted view of their big day. The weddings themselves are nearly always hosted at some of the world’s most luxurious and beautiful venues, but is there one particular venue the celebs all use for their wedding day?
The team at Diamonds Factory have spent weeks researching celebrity marriages going back 50 years and the results are in…
London’s Marylebone Town Hall claims the title of the most popular celebrity wedding venue in the world! It has hosted at least 17 celebrity marriages, including Antonio Banderras, Claudia Winkleman, and Jude Law. Paul McCartney, and Liam Gallagher both loved the venue so much they got married there twice! The Grade II listed building is one of the most sought-after venues and is a certified favourite for celebrity couples worldwide.
New York’s City Hall is the second most popular celebrity venue with 8 celebs tying the knot there, including Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Emily Ratajkowski, and Matt Damon.
Following the city halls, the next most popular venue is the beautiful Babington House in Somerset, where at least 7 celebrity couples have tied the knot including James Corden and Julia Carey, Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshaw, and DJ Fatboy Slim, and his radio presenter wife Zoe Ball.
In 4th is the picturesque San Ysidro Ranch in California – at least 6 couples have wed there including Chris Pratt, Hilary Duff, and Jessica Simpson.
Taking joint 5th with at least 5 celebrity weddings each are historical buildings in the UK, Blenheim Palace in Oxford and Castle Skibo, in Dornoch, Scotland. Celebrities getting married at Blenheim Palace include Marvin and Rochelle Humes, and Sylvester Stallone, while celeb weddings at members only Castle Skibo, include the iconic marriage of Guy Ritchie and Madonna, and Ewan McGregor.
Other popular celebrity wedding venues to make the list was Babington House in Somerset – James and Julia Corden’s location of choice, Odescahli Castle in Bracciano, Italy – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes famously lavish occasion, and El Dorado Golf & Beach Club in Los Cabos, Mexico where musician Adam Levine married his wife Behati Prinsloo.
How much would it cost the average person to get married at one of these venues?
- The most expensive celebrity wedding destination is Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, coming in at £2075/$2,900 per person.
- Chance the Rapper’s wedding venue the Pelican Hill Resort, California is the next most expensive with each head costing £1190.18/$1663.
- California and Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ marriage location, Chateau de Tourreau comes in third place at the cost of £1033.33/$1435.51 per person
- The cheapest celebrity wedding venues to get married at are Mark Wright’s and Michelle Keegan’s venue of choice, Hengrave Hall at £123.57/$172.56, and the Borgo Egnazia in Sevelletri, Italy, where Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot.
- David and Victoria Beckham’s marriage location, Luttrellstown Castle near Dublin, is on the more affordable end of the spectrum at £138.84/$194.
It’s no secret that celebrity weddings cost a lot! It was reported that the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston’s wedding cost over a million dollars, while Elton John’s and David Furnish reportedly cost over £1.2 million.
Although their weddings tend to be out of the average couples price range, we wondered whether the average joe could afford to get married at a celebrity wedding venue? Using a number of sources, from venue websites to professional wedding planners, we’ve found the approximate per-person cost of getting married in each of these venues.
Coming in at a whopping £2075/$2,900 per person is the Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, where Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner got married – guests included Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry. The next most expensive is the Pelican Hill Resort, in California at £1190.18/$1663 where Chance the Rapper and his wife Kirsten Corley got married in 2019.
At the other end of the spectrum at £123.57 is Hengrave Hall in Cambridgeshire, where TV stars Michelle Keegan and her Husband Mark Wright tied the knot. The next cheapest is Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s wedding venue at £138.54, and David and Victoria Beckham’s venue Castle Luttrellstown near Dublin, at £138.84/$194.
Ben Stinson, Head of eCommerce at Diamonds Factory spoke about how their customers take inspiration from celebrity weddings:
“We often hear of our customer’s big wedding plans and it’s great to recognise some of the celebrity wedding venues from their plans and stories of their big day. Whether it’s literally copying every element of church decor, or prompting couples to think about whether they want a city or countryside venue, celebrity weddings are great sources of inspiration. We’re aware that not everyone can afford a million-dollar celebrity style wedding, so it’s really easy to cut some of the costs from upcycling or using your own decor and centrepieces, to doing a DIY disco to cap off the evening”.
“At Diamonds Factory, we’re all about making dreams come true through our jewellery, and when that plays a part in their big day at their dream venue, that fills us with joy!”
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