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Garden Weddings in England

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Can you legally get married in a garden in the UK?

The act of signing the marriage register must be in a licensed venue and this must be a fixed building, normally a registry office, a church or a stately home with a license.

Does bad weather spoil garden weddings?

Though most of us would choose to get married on a sunny day,  rainy days can be fun. Rainy wedding days are widely believed to be lucky. Perhaps the challenge reminds us that the wisdom of ancient marriage vows are embedded in  nature. We marry ‘for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part’.

What is the best time of year for an outdoor garden wedding in England and the UK?

Spring is very popular and yet England can have 'perfect summer days' any time between, say, 1st April and 1st October. For safety's sake, it is wise to have a contingency plan for cold or wet weather, such as a marquee or an indoor room. Rainy weddings are often fun because of the guests' absolute determination to have a good time.

What is a heritage garden wedding?

A wedding reception, preceded by a blessing, held in a historic garden.

How can I find a venue for an outdoor heritage garden wedding?

The Garden Finder has details of over 1,700 heritage gardens and an increasing number are offering venues for garden weddings.

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