Winter weddings have become increasingly popular in recent years. Perhaps it’s the abundance of Christmas rom-coms, the cosy romantic vibes of a roaring fire, and the smell of pine cones, or just the desire to do something different with opportunities for unique and striking wedding photos. Whatever the reason, a wedding at Christmas is definitely on trend.
Planning your wedding outside of the traditional wedding season opens up so many interesting possibilities for all aspects of the day. Here’s some inspiration for your special festive wedding.
Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding
There’s plenty of enticing reasons to be looking into a wedding in the winter months. Even just practically, your dream venue is much more likely to be available, and you may have more choice on your date.
Plus, there are a myriad of interesting fashion and theming choices that can be informed by a more wintery setting. Outer layers like cloaks, interesting materials like knits and faux fur, and warm, rich colour palettes start to fit much better into a wintery setting.
The vision for a lot of couples is the country winter wedding, offering a cosy and chic rural vibe. Appropriate venues include stately homes, renovated barns and boutique hotels, such as The Old Crown Coaching Inn.
Finally, there’s the savings that can be made from booking in uncommon months. From venues to clothes to flowers, you can get great deals on a whole range of important wedding services.
Winter Wedding Food Menu Ideas
With any wedding, getting the menu right is paramount. A winter wedding menu offers a wide range of unusual options with seasonal vegetables and more hearty courses.
Thick soups, like butternut squash or leek and potato, can be a great option for starters, while seasonal roasted vegetables, mushrooms and some slow cooked meats can provide an excellent base for a main. Desserts should be similarly rich, incorporating deep flavours from ingredients like chocolates and fruits like plums.
If you’re going with a specifically festive theme for a Christmas wedding, then traditional Christmas dinner items are a must for the menu.
The Old Crown Coaching Inn makes the perfect winter wedding venue. The charming and historic venue has a warm and inviting atmosphere, with an impressive ballroom that merge contemporary design features with classical elegance. Our AA certified two rosette restaurant, led by Head Chef Samuel Squires, will work with you to design a menu that’s a perfect match for your special day.
Our facilities can effortlessly accommodate dinner parties for up to 100 guests and receptions for up to 160 guests. Find out more here.