From marquee weddings to garden ceremonies, there’s something so romantic about getting married outside. Here, we’ve rounded up the best wedding venues and entertainment ideas, perfect for an alfresco celebration.
The Ultimate Guide to Getting Married Outside
Bespoke, rustic and full of romantic character, Doxford Barns is a beautiful barn wedding venue where rural charm effortlessly meets modern elegant style. The venue offers bespoke one-day and three-day wedding experiences and private on-site accommodation for couples and guests.
Whether in the glorious gardens of a stately home, or the rustic surroundings of a farm or barn, nothing brings an outdoor wedding to life quite like live music. Enjoy champagne on the terrace to the backdrop of a string quartet, capture a carefree festival feel with a roaming set from a Mumford & Sons-style folk band, or pick an acoustic duo who’ll perform chilled rock and pop tunes for live-lounge vibes in the sun.
Dubbed ‘Britain’s funkiest stately home’ by The Sunday Times, Charlton Hall is an 18th century stately home that mixes tradition with modern eccentricity, providing a show-stopping venue for couples to create a unique wedding with designer accommodation. Charlton Hall weddings are completely bespoke, offering exclusive use of venue and grounds.
Picturesque Birtsmorton Court is a beautiful moated medieval manor near Malvern in Worcestershire. You can get married at the venue, enjoy its beautiful gardens for your drinks and photos and dance the night away in the fairy-lit barn. At Birtsmorton Court, everything you need is under one roof – there’s even a church on site for those who’d prefer a religious ceremony.
Great for an outdoor wedding, Krispy Kreme’s eight-tier, 216 doughnut tower is a real showstopper! Available as either an original glazed tower or assorted tower – with such flavours as Chocolate Dreamcake, Chocolate Sprinkles, Original Glazed, Strawberries & Kreme, and Chocolate Custard – this is the perfect alternative to a traditional cake.
Choose to say I do in front of your nearest and dearest in River Cottage’s walled kitchen garden. Set amongst the rolling hills on the Devon and Dorset border, a wedding at River Cottage will inspire and enchant. Marry outside in front of the famous farmhouse doorway, beneath the archway in the garden or in the restored threshing barn. Post-ceremony, the River Cottage chefs will cook up a bespoke celebratory dinner using the very best seasonal produce the area has to offer.
Give your wedding the WOW factor! Offer your guests post-ceremony drinks from the beautiful Miss B’s Bubbles – an Italian mobile bar that provides a stunning backdrop to any venue, perfect for photo opportunities and a talking point that nobody will forget in a hurry. Packages are entirely bespoke, leaving you with one less thing to think about on your special day.
Manor By The Lake is a charming Victorian manor house, situated a short distance from the centre of Regency Spa town Cheltenham. Nestled in seven acres of award-winning gardens, including a beautiful Italian garden, splendid picturesque lake, and yew tree walk leading to the Victorian pavilion, the manor provides a magical backdrop for your wedding day.
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