With restrictions finally easing across the country, many brides and grooms are returning to their wedding plans at long last. They’re visiting beautiful wedding venues, organising photographers and wedding cakes to share with their friends and families, and looking at wedding bands for the ultimate party to make up for lost time.
In Southern England, couples are sure to find a vast selection of beautiful rural wedding destinations. Below are our top three along with some local tips for the perfect day:
- Wasing Park, Berkshire
Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire countryside, Wasing Park offers plenty of natural, light-filled spaces. On a sunny day, you’ll be sure to get the most romantic photos in the surrounding fields and well-kept gardens of the estate. Wasing Park is particularly well known for its luxurious guest accommodations. The estate boasts an impressive 26 bedrooms, sleeping up to 64 people. Each bedroom is different and offers gorgeous, historical elegance, as well as sustainable heating and hot water. If you’re looking for a luxurious rustic venue for your wedding, Wasing Park is a fantastic destination. For an interesting extra, why not treat your guests to a local wild swim and sauna experience as well?
- Rivervale Barn, Hampshire
Another popular barn venue offering a slightly more modern feel is Rivervale Barn in Hampshire. Enjoy exploring the romantic surroundings, including beautiful gardens, ponds, and the estate’s iconic red bridge. Rivervale Barn is also well-known for its fantastic seasonal food, promising an ‘experience’ rather than just a meal. Your guests will enjoy the most delicious food Southern England has to offer, with chef’s menus making the best of each season’s local produce. Why not complement your sumptuous menu with some truly unique sugar cookies instead of (or along with) a wedding cake? The Yum Club offers a wonderful selection of handmade wedding cookies that are sure to impress your friends and family.
- Bury Court Barn, Surrey
Bury Court Barn in Surrey showcases some of Southern England’s most breath-taking countryside. Golden fields and vast gardens filled with an abundance of wildflowers and ancient trees make for a wonderful place to celebrate your big day. The barn itself is the ideal place to dance the night away. Find the perfect local wedding bands Surrey based, whether you’re looking for a folk style group for your barn reception (perfect!) or something more funky and surprising. You might even surprise your guests with a vintage-style band for a delicious Gatsby-style evening dancing under rural Surrey’s stars.
Have we given you some ideas? Whatever you choose for your big day, you’re sure to find a beautiful venue in the Southern English countryside.