Dreamy summer days create the ideal setting for a beautiful wedding. Make the most of the great outdoors enjoying long daylight hours and the warmth of the sun on your backs. Capture that perfect wedding photograph against breath-taking summer skies or warm sunsets and use the bright and vibrant colours of the season to create a picture-perfect colour palette for your special day.
There are endless options when it comes to choosing a summer wedding venue. You can enjoy the glorious seaside with a garden or beach wedding ceremony such as the aptly named Inn on the Beach in Hampshire. Hire a barn or manor house overlooking stunning acres of land filled with trees and flowers in full bloom. Planning your summer wedding can seem like a daunting task, which is why we’ve gathered some stunning inspiration to bring your perfect wedding day to life.
Blooming Blossoms, Sunlit Scenery & Countryside Splendour
If you’re planning a garden ceremony you’ll be pleased to know that there is a huge selection of venues throughout the UK who provide acres of gorgeous gardens for a flawless wedding setting. Kew Botanical Gardens
are filled with blooming flowers to create a stunning and serene backdrop to your photographs. Gibbon Bridge
in Lancashire provides the perfect romantic retreat with its hanging baskets, red carpet and garden bandstand. Dine in the fabulous Orangery, whose doors open up onto the terrace creating splendid views – ideal if you’re worried about the unpredictable British weather! The Garden Room at Syon Park
is a stunning wedding reception which boasts beautiful views of idyllic parkland. The gardens themselves can provide a tranquil setting for a reception drink whilst the main house provides an intimate location to exchange wedding vows.
You’ll find many grand country houses also superb summer wedding packages, making the most of their extensive acres of pristinely kept gardens. Hengrave Hall
provides impressive grandeur in a peaceful location set deep within the Suffolk countryside. During the summer their vast grounds are filled with sweet smelling scents, with a quaint chapel and stunning lake providing breath-taking scenery. In West Sussex you’ll find Ghyll Manor
, a stylish 17th century country house filled with beautiful private gardens. Their Summer House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and is decorated in blossoms and greenery for a truly romantic setting.
If you’re looking for a rural setting to your dream day then a farm or country house is a great option for a classic English summer wedding. South Farm
is a charming venue situated in Hertfordshire, set amongst attractive gardens and surrounded by quaint buildings. You can choose to have your ceremony either outdoors or in, enjoy luncheon in the barn and relax with a drink on the terrace. Folly Farm
in Bristol is a sustainable wedding venue set amongst acres of natural surrounding; in particular you can enjoy beautiful wildflower meadows in the summer. Their food is fresh, seasonal and locally produced enabling you to devour a delicious hog roast or a BBQ on the lawn amidst the summer sun. Prested Hall
is a prestigious boutique manor house in Essex offering an intimate atmosphere. In the summer months a traditional outdoor marquee is included in your wedding package so you can enjoy the warm weather and take in the peaceful scenery.
Alfresco Delicacies, Vibrant Hues & Hazy Happiness
When it comes to food you can choose to dine alfresco and soak up the magnificent sunshine or indulge in a restaurant or marquee whilst overlooking expansive beaches, gardens or woodland. Caterers such as The Little Kitchen Company
and Caper and Berry
can provide your guests with a range of mouth-watering picnic hampers for a casual and scrumptious feast. Enjoy a hog roast or barbeque outdoors or under a marquee for a relaxed, informal buffet with caterers like Bailey’s Caterers’
and The Gourmet BBQ Company
. Or why not celebrate with a drinks reception outside in the basking sun before retiring indoors for a sit down dinner followed by a bogie on the dance floor as the evening draws colder. Extra touches include ice cream bicycles provided by companies including The Ice Dream Experience
for that warm summers day treat. A wide variety of options are available when choosing your wedding cake. Why not incorporate a traditional Victorian sponge with summer berries? Cake Carousel
bake delicious summer berry naked cakes filled with flavoured filling. They also create cupcakes for a light and fluffy treat.
Choosing wedding décor to fit in with the summer season couldn’t be simpler. If it’s a beach wedding then why not decorate accordingly with blue and yellow tones whilst using shells to decorate your wedding invitations and table centrepieces. A farm wedding can incorporate rustic shabby chic touches for a rural ambience. Why not hire bunting from the Big Beautiful
to decorate your wedding - its a great way of injecting colour and
personality into your venue decorations. When it comes to flowers pick seasonal summer favourites such as sunny yellow sunflowers or pastel pink roses.
Make the most of the English sunshine and arrive to your wedding venue in style whilst enjoying the summer breeze! You can travel from your wedding ceremony using a top vintage double decker bus provided by companies such as The Big Red Bus Co
if you want to treat all your guests to an exciting celebratory journey. Pedal Power Events
based in Bristol provide Wedi-cabs accompanied by an elegant chauffeur for a unique and alternative mode of transport. If you’re looking for a traditional arrival then why not hire a classic car or horse and carriage with the option to remove the hood or choose a roofless vehicle to enjoy the glorious sunshine.
You’ll find that all of our wedding suppliers will tailor towards your needs, creating your special day just how you envision it. Take a look at our full list of summer wedding venues and suppliers below for some sizzling summer inspiration.