Planning your countryside wedding

countryside wedding tips

You’ve said yes to the proposal, and now, the fun starts with the planning! If a countryside wedding is your dream way to say ‘I do’, we have some wonderful and inspirational ideas for you…

Don’t worry about the weather

Countryside weddings are beautiful. Being in a rural setting, and embracing nature adds a certain romanticism to the whole day, but what about the weather? We all know how unpredictable the UK weather can be, whatever the time of the year so try not to worry too much. Come rain or shine, this is your day and it will be wonderful! A good idea is to have a handy basket of cute umbrellas to hand out that you and your guests can use. Or, if it’s set to be a scorcher of a day, how about handing out little fans to guests during the ceremony?

Find your dream countryside setting

A countryside wedding should mean a beautiful setting, so take the time to find the right location for you and your loved one. Think about what’s most important to you when it comes to your countryside wedding…beautiful flowers? Idyllic views? Peace and quiet?

At our award-winning Eden Hotel Collection, we pride ourselves on offering beautiful, countryside grounds for all our guests. When it comes to weddings, all our hotels offer spectacular settings for that perfect photo backdrop.

If you’re looking for stunning views, our Bovey Castle Hotel and Spa in Devon, stands within 275 acres of countryside, located within the Dartmoor National Park offering panoramic views of rolling valleys.

If you’re after a countryside wedding venue closer to the heart of the country, Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa is another hotel in our beautiful collection that offers a romantic backdrop for your special day. Set in 10 acres of stunning grounds, it is wonderfully intimate, and with our expertise in planning weddings, we can take care of every aspect of your wedding day for you.

Countryside style…with all the trimmings

At the Eden Hotel Collection, we take care to offer our wedding guests the perfect countryside backdrop for their special day, but with all the mod-cons too! Beautiful rooms to get ready and stay in, stylish areas for your wedding breakfast and reception, delicious, freshly prepared food, and a behind the scenes team that will ensure your day goes to plan!

If your dream countryside wedding involves celebrating your union with an outdoor ceremony, our wedding team are on hand to show you how we can help plan this.

At Bovey Castle, we have our Summerhouse, which can accommodate up to 130 guests. Firstly, say your ‘I do’ under a blue sky then take a walk up the perfectly manicured aisle, with gorgeously scented borders on either side. For a more intimate affair, we have The Portico on the South Terrace.

The Cotswolds is always a popular choice when it comes to countryside weddings, and our Greenway Hotel and Spa in Gloucestershire is surrounded by landscaped grounds and rolling Cotswold hills…a perfect idyllic setting!

Find your Theme

When it comes to finding a theme for a countryside wedding, it doesn’t have to be limited to rural and rustic! A countryside wedding is all about incorporating natural surroundings into your day and you can work any theme you desire around this! Think about your flowers; do you prefer to have colours that complement and blend in with nature or would you like a stunning contrast that highlights the beauty of your surroundings?

Pretty signage can work well too, and lots of beautiful candles always look wonderful. Whatever your theme, glam or rustic chic, find the look you like and look around for inspiration. At Eden Hotel Collection, we can also inspire and guide you, and with our beautiful surroundings, inspiration for the right look will come to you!

We hope our article has given you the inspiration you need to start planning your perfect countryside wedding, and don’t forget, with a wonderful collection of hotels throughout the country, you may just find the right venue for your wedding right here, with us.

For more information on our collection of hotels and to arrange a no obligation tour of the hotel of your choice, as well as the opportunity to discover more about our wedding services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you soon!