Garden wedding venues in England - Garden wedding venues in Kent - Garden wedding venues in East Sussex - Garden weddings in Surrey - Garden weddings in South East London - Garden weddings in the London Royal Parks
A garden wedding is a ceremony and/or reception held outdoors, usually with an indoor room or marquee available in case of bad weather. They're great for people who love to be outside and value the health aspects of daylight and fresh air. Couples often marry in a church or registry office and then use a garden for a blessing by a celebrant or officiant - and for the reception.
They can expensive or inexpensive, depending on the number of guests, the drinks, the food and other hospitality. Costs can be very low in a private garden. In heritage gardens and historic homes they can be high or low, depending on what you plan.
Yes. A great advantage of garden weddings is that they are very good for photography, because natural light is sweeter and kinder than artificial light, and mist is the kindest of all. Gardens offer great opportunities for ‘magic moment’ photographs and this is especially so in historic gardens, because they’ve been loved and cared for generation after generation. Gardens, like people, are never twice the same. They grow and they flower and they renew themselves every morning and every evening. So outdoor garden weddings are unique events.
Another attractive feature of garden weddings is that they’re always the right size, as are marquees. Many people go for big weddings. Others like micro weddings. It’s the same with costs. Garden weddings can be lavish - or delightfully inexpensive. If the sun shines or the rain falls it will do so everywhere in the outdoor locality.
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