Sure, choosing a wedding venue is a standard rite of planning passage, but just imagine having to pick a spot to host a royal wedding. With an entire nation (and beyond) partaking in the festivities—not to mention royal social status means you'll probably rack up quite the lengthy guest list—the pressure's on to find a spot to tie the knot that will satisfy even Queen Elizabeth (no biggie). Fortunately, though, the British royal family seems pretty set in their ways when it comes to selecting wedding churches—most have said I do in one of four famous English spots for the past few centuries.
In honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming nuptials, we rounded up all the royal wedding venues of choice, dating all the way back to the 1100s. While you unfortunately most likely have to be in line for the throne to snag one of these spots for your own wedding, it never hurts to brush up on your royal wedding venue history (and, they're just flat-out pretty to look at). From sprawling Gothic-style cathedrals to chapels located on palace grounds, these regal spots will take you inside the life of a betrothed royal.