10th January 2020


Winter Weddings

10th January 2020

?Richard Galloway Photography 

Summer has traditionally been the most popular time of year to tie the knot and understandably so – it’s the most likely season that you will be graced with blue skies and warmer weather. But more and more couples are stepping away from the sunshine and are instead swapping it for something a little cosier, with winter weddings on the rise. There are plenty of pros for winter weddings, with more dates available at venues, suppliers generally charge a little less and you can really embrace everything that winter has to offer – from the snow, Hygge-inspired décor and the magic that seems to come with the festive season. So, if you’re considering saying ‘I Do’ at this time of year, find out how you can really make the most of your winter wedding.

First things first, you need to find the perfect wedding venue to host your nuptials! At Young’s Pubs, they have an array of cosy wedding venues that are a gorgeous match for the season. A pub wedding is a lovely choice if you want a snug, homely wedding and you’ll have the bonus of being spoilt with fantastic service, crowd-pleasing menus and oodles of charm and character.

The Lamb Tavern is always a popular pub reception venue amongst couples who are having a stylish winter wedding. It offers its guests a warm welcome thanks to its hearty British menu, historic setting and brilliant wedding team. With a covered outside area in Leadenhall market, it really is the epitome of cosiness for London weddings. Whether you want a grand affair or something a little more intimate,  The Coach House at The Dog & Fox Hotel is a brand-new venue in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Available for exclusive use, it can be intimate or grand with its flexible layout and interconnected rooms. The venue also boasts an extensive wine list, mouth-watering food and stylish interiors, making it a gorgeous space to celebrate a Christmas wedding.

Winter in the capital is undeniably magical, so make the most of it with the panoramic views of the city’s most iconic landmarks at Smiths of Smithfield.  With a dedicated wedding planner, a civil ceremony license and two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, this unique London wedding venue is the perfect venue for the season. When it comes to winter wedding venues, Old Brewery in Greenwich is a guaranteed winner. This London venue is a grand listed building in an idyllic setting – a hidden secret some may say! Featuring a contemporary feel, a beautiful dining room, a spacious outdoor terrace and a seasonal British menu, you can be sure that this is the perfect place to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones, with stunning surroundings in the crisp winter sun

?Richard Galloway Photography 

Now your venue is sorted, it’s time to think about stylish wedding décor for your Christmas wedding. The key thing to consider here is lighting and how to use it – the days are a lot shorter during the season, so you want to make sure your celebration is full of ambience, rather than looking dark and gloomy. We’d recommend that you use lots of candles, canopies of fairy lights, hanging Edison bulbs and even vintage lampshades to create a cosy vibe that will wrap your guests up in warmth from the moment they arrive. Let’s talking about scents! Wedding fragrances create an experience for guests and the scent can be spritzed on napkins, diffusers can be dotted on windowsills or the candles make for lovely centrepieces. You could even gift personalised mini candles to your guests as wedding favours – opt for a signature seasonal scent they can use throughout winter and it will remind them of your special day every time they light it.

You’ll also need to consider Christmas-inspired colour palettes. You could go down the route of luxury by using lots of jewel tones to decorate your wedding day, including mustard yellow, plush navy, berry red and emerald green. This often works beautifully with winter florals too! For couples who want to incorporate an industrial feel to their city celebration, make the most of metallics and opt for warm coppers or cool silver accents. You may want to stick to tradition with a green, red and gold colour palette – the beauty of Young’s Pubs wedding venues is that they each have an individual charm where you can decorate as much or as little as you wish. The choice is yours so let your festive imagination run wild.

An English wedding in winter means you can get super festive with your wedding food and spoilt your guests with an array of heart-warming options. We’re talking mulled wine, hot chocolate, Christmas pudding and even a Christmas-inspired wedding breakfast. You can never go wrong with a delicious roast dinner for a pub wedding! Go all out with your wedding cake and adorn it with gilded icing, pinecones, berries and greenery – don’t forget that your cake can easily be a focal point of your pub wedding reception.

It’s time to think about style for winter weddings. There are lots of ways you can keep warm and still make sure you winter wedding fashion is Instagram-worthy. Wedding dresses that are adorned with embellishments would look exquisite twinkling in the cold winter sun, while an embroidered lace gown is a beautiful fit for the season – perhaps opt for long lace sleeves if you’re worried about feeling chilly. A faux fur shrug, cosy knit shawl or feathered bolero will not only keep you feeling toasty throughout your celebration, you’ll look utterly stylish too. Your team of ‘maids could even rock similar versions too for a look that is completely coordinated. For the groom and his groomsmen, a velvet tux is always an on-trend option for a city celebration and it still will still incredibly smart.

We hope you’re feeling festive and now that you’re clued up on winter wedding advice, pop over to Young’s Pubs and have a nosey at some of their gorgeous venues for all seasons.


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