If you’ve been dreaming of an outdoor wedding in the UK, you’re in luck. Check out these 5 types of outdoor wedding venues to inspire you and discover where you can have your own…
As a UK-based bride, the thought of having an outdoor wedding can be daunting. However, if you can ensure the appropriate wet weather precautions are put in place – something every single one of these venues can offer – making the choice to select an outdoor wedding can provide your special day with a level of romance, tranquillity and natural beauty unlike any other venue.
If you’re one of the many brides who pictures their perfect day in the fresh air, take a look at the different types of outdoor wedding venues you should consider – and our top UK pick for each:
The Country Side
Within acres of open land and old oak trees, a country side wedding feels like something from a fairy-tale. For the no-fuss bride who still wants to feel like a princess, a countryside wedding creates a magical but simplistic feel as if you’ve escaped to an enchanted place far away with all your loved ones.
Our top pick: Ash Barton Estate, Devon
Ash Barton Estate is the perfect country side wedding venue with all the features you’d expect including a wild flower garden, a fully games equipped party barn and of course, resident farm animals, donkeys, horses, ducks and bees. Sleeping up to 35 of your guests after the ceremony, Ash Barton also boosts about a no-curfew, no-corkage policy to let the good times roll.
What’s more romantic than finding a secluded beach to tie the knot? The sea-breeze and soothing sounds of the waves create a calming atmosphere perfect for the relaxed couple who loves the sand between their toes.
Our top pick: Beach Weddings Bournemouth
This team of wedding planners at Beach Wednesday will turn your beach fantasy into a reality and do so with a thoughtful, sustainable and environmentally-minded approach. Covering everything from flowers to décor, catering to music, the passionate team can accommodate your celebrations from 10am until midnight, all by the water.
The Back Garden
For an intimate wedding that is truly personal, a back-garden wedding is perfect. Imagine just needing to look out your window to remind you of your special day, adding even more sentimental value to a place that’s already so close to your heart.
Our top pick: At Home Catering
So, this is a little different as the back-garden wedding is a venue-less option. Though, that doesn’t mean you won’t need any assistance. With over 30 years’ experience in catering and events, At Home Catering will be able to create the perfect menu, marque and design for 15 to 500 guests. Throw in your own private chef and waiter, this provides the homely free without the homely stress.
Known for romance and sophistication, a winery is an elegant wedding venue choice. The picturesque views are everywhere you look, from grape vines to the rolling hills, and let’s not forget the best thing about wineries: the wine.
Our top pick: Yorkshire Heart, York
Those seeking the true winery feel will not be disappointed with this stunning Yorkshire venue. Over 35 acres of striking vines to set the scene for you and up to 140 guests for a sit-down reception, or up to 200 for a standing event. Not local to the area? Tents and caravans are welcome in the estate to allow you and your loved ones to drink as many of the home-grown wines as you please.
The City Park
Not too far from a swanky bar to finish off the evening, the city park is the ideal outdoor option for the urban couple. Surrounded by the flower beds maintained to perfection and leaves fallen from the trees, your park wedding is perfect for a simple, beautiful ceremony with your nearest and dearest.
Our top pick: Queen’s Park
Any park has the potential to be a great wedding venue, but none as official and formal as Queen’s Park in north-west London. The Grade II Listed Victorian bandstand located in the gardens offers the perfect place to hold your ceremony. The helpful team at City of London are available to discuss your requirements and answer your questions for a simple and sweet wedding venue.
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