From castles to country estates, these five venues offer everything you could possibly need for a magical winter wedding.
Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially among couples looking for an alternative to summer nuptials. It’s a cosy time of the year and also has the bonus of having Christmas slap bang in the middle, which can make for a really unique winter wedding.
Reasons To Love A Winter Wedding
In our heads, a winter wedding is set against a backdrop of magical snowfall, like something you'd see in a cheesy Christmas movie. Sadly, the likelihood of that happening in the UK is slim, however, there are lots of other reasons why you might plump for a winter wedding.
It’s cheaper: Yes, we know budgets aren’t romantic, but with the costs of weddings soaring these days – the average UK wedding comes in at just over £17,000 – a winter wedding can save you pounds. For many establishments, the winter time is their out of season period so you’ll be able to afford a venue that perhaps you couldn't in the summer.
There’s more choice: With less weddings happening during this time, there will not only be more choice for when to get married, but also which wedding suppliers to work with.
There's no need to worry about the weather: There’s none of that ‘will it rain’ stress you get with UK summer weddings. Everything will be happening inside, so who cares if it pours?
Winter-appropriate wedding dresses: Sequins, feathers and faux fur are all brilliant for winter weddings and just think how glam you’ll look on your big day. It’s also the perfect time of year if you want to throw a black-tie wedding. Our toppers are the perfect way to add a little extra something to your slinky wedding dress.
A festive twist: If you get married in December, you’ll get the added bonus of festive decorations, which will look fabulous in all your wedding photographs. You can also order festive food and have some Christmas tunes played at your reception. Mariah warbling all she wants for Christmas has got to be a bonus, right?
There’s no wedding fatigue: Your guests will have had a break from all the spring and summer weddings and will be ready to celebrate your wedding with enthusiasm come the winter months!
No sweat: Literally! While hot days are great for photos, they’re not so great for the sweat. Getting wed while it’s cooler means you don’t have to worry about that one bit.
So, you’ve decided upon that winter wedding, here are five great places to hold your winter wedding in the UK.
The Hollywood choice: Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire
Fancy a winter wedding with extra glam? Then this beautiful location is a must. Having been used as a location for the likes of Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bridgerton and Gosford Park, it’s a great choice for movie-loving brides and grooms.
The Seaside One: East Quay Venue, Kent
If a cosy winter wedding by the sea is what you’re dreaming of, then East Quay could be the one you’re looking for. This licensed wedding venue is situated directly in Whitstable Harbour with sea views. A former Oyster House, it’s a relaxed wedding venue, which could easily be transformed for a winter wedding.
The Nature one: Marshwood Manor, Dorset
If you love being in nature, this is the winter wedding venue for you. It has both indoor and outdoor spaces to allow you to have a truly romantic day in your very own winter woodland. Think Narnia, minus the talking lion…
The brick haybarn, with vaulted ceilings and natural wood panelling, will make the perfect backdrop to your big day. There’s also luxury accommodation onsite.
The Christmas wedding venue Holkham Hall, Norfolk
A timelessly elegant venue, Holkham Hall has a variety of places to hold your big day celebrations, from Marble Hall to St. Withburga’s Church. The Marble Hall provides the most Instagrammable photos, thanks to the impressive domed celling and blush marble pillars.
This 18th century mansion is also big on the festive season with a Christmas tree shop and candlelight tours, so will make the perfect backdrop to any Christmas wedding.
The glitzy one: L’Oscar Hotel, London
If you want to vamp up the glamour, this is the place to do it. The opulent décor including jewel tones, rich velvet, and extravagant chandeliers is just perfect for a city winter wedding. The Baptist, which is a former Grade II listed chapel, comes complete with a lit-up dome roof, dance floor and bar.
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