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January 11, 2023

Choosing the right venue for your outdoor wedding ceremony

If you would love an outdoor wedding ceremony, then the choice of venue is one of the most important considerations.

Planning an outdoor wedding is an exciting journey, and for those captivated by the beauty of nature, an outdoor wedding in the countryside offers a magical setting. From enchanting gardens to historic estates and coastal retreats, there are many stunning outdoor venues that can turn your dream wedding into a reality. In this article, we will guide you through the essentials of planning an unforgettable outdoor wedding.

Weather Considerations

The unpredictable British weather requires careful planning. Opt for a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor spaces, ensuring you have a backup plan in case of rain. At Winters Tale Country Barn we can offer complete flexibility up to the day with the barn and marquees providing shelter if needed while still allowing you and your guests to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Time of year

Selecting the right time of year is crucial for an outdoor wedding in the UK. Spring and summer months generally offer better weather conditions, but keep in mind popular dates may require booking well in advance. Consider shoulder seasons or even autumn, which can provide a unique and vibrant backdrop for your celebration, and with an indoor backup plan you can be sure your wedding will be perfect whatever the weather.

Embracing the outdoors with your wedding decor

Let the natural beauty of the surroundings inspire your wedding décor. Enhance the venue with floral arrangements that complement the seasonal blooms, incorporate organic elements like wood and greenery, and opt for soft, romantic lighting to create an intimate atmosphere as dusk settles in.

Comfort and practicality

Ensure the comfort of your guests by providing appropriate seating, shade, and refreshments. Umbrellas, fans, or blankets can be thoughtful additions depending on the season. Additionally, consider the accessibility of the venue, nearby parking facilities, and appropriate washroom arrangements for your guests’ convenience.

Seize the Photography Opportunities

Outdoor weddings offer boundless opportunities for stunning photography. Coordinate with your photographer to explore the venue beforehand and identify the most picturesque spots. We always encourage you to visit before the big day so you can take you time to discover all the outdoor space that Winters Tale has to offer. From the lush lawns and extensive meadows to the intimate secret garden; capture the joy and romance of your special day against the backdrop of the beautiful Buckingham countryside.

Embrace Flexibility and Relaxation

Remember that Mother Nature can be unpredictable, but embracing the spontaneity can lead to beautiful and unforgettable moments. Our wedding team will be on hand throughout the day to provide calm guidance, to help you enjoy every minute of your special day!

Planning an outdoor wedding allows you to immerse yourself in the country’s natural beauty while creating those cherished memories. From selecting the perfect venue to considering weather conditions, decor, and practicalities, careful planning will ensure a seamless and unforgettable celebration.

The Winters Tale

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If you would love an outdoor wedding ceremony, then the choice of venue is one of the most important considerations.
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