If you’re searching for the perfect venue to host your wedding, you’re likely going to find yourself picturing a picturesque setting, with beautiful views. We’re delighted to say that, here at Reigate Hill, we can provide you with just that. With far reaching views across our golf course, set in the delights of the Surrey Hills and positioned near our beautiful lake - there are plenty of picture perfect moments to be found here at our venue. Located just a short drive from London and with fantastic access for commuters to get to us, we are within easy reach for all of the members of the wedding party as well as your guests. You may be wondering - why should I be picking a countryside wedding venue? What makes these so sought after? Read on to discover some of the things that make a country wedding so very special.
The picturesque natural setting that the countryside provides serves as the perfect backdrop for amazing wedding photos. There are many beautiful places here at Reigate Hill to stage wedding photographs that will serve as the perfect memento of this very special occasion. Breathing in the fresh country air and soaking up the tranquillity of the countryside setting will help your guests to relax and unwind, while the private atmosphere also helps to add to the serenity of the occasion.
People who plan to get married at a venue in the big city are likely to find that parking is very limited, which can be a real problem for everyone involved. However, this is not an issue when you opt for a picturesque outdoor country wedding venue as there will be large spaces allotted for parking even large vehicles such as luxurious stretch limousines.
The countryside setting is the perfect place for members of the wedding party to unwind in style before the wedding day arrives. The ladies can enjoy high tea in a stylish lounge room while catching up on all of the latest gossip and bonding, enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding course. .
The bridegroom can take the time to bond with his father-in-law as well as the other men in the wedding party by playing a round or two of golf. There will be plenty of opportunities for the men to catch up and finalise their plans for the big day to make sure that everyone is ready and fully prepared. This will also give the bridegroom the chance to practice his speech and eliminate any lingering nerves before the wedding takes place.
People who are looking for some cute country wedding ideas can choose to hold their wedding reception in our beautiful venue, either in one of our licensed rooms or they can take to the outdoors and say their vows down by our beautiful lake at our waterside venue. Our rooms can be filled with tables to host a wedding reception dinner and even come complete with a dance floor so that the bride and groom can take to the floor for their first dance together as a married couple before dancing the night away to music provided by a live band or professional DJ of their choosing.
Finding accommodation in the countryside is generally much easier than in the big city. For guests who are travelling a long distance in order to take part in the wedding party, here at Reigate we are able to offer a small amount of rooms and are perfectly located to be close to many other hotels in which guests will be able to book rooms locally. What could be better than waking up in a stunning countryside setting after the big day, helping to ensure your Honeymoon is off to a good start!
For the flowers, it would be best to work with available seasonal blooms such as anemones and roses. Mix them with some greenery from the woods and a touch of brown to complete the bouquets. This will lend authenticity to the occasion. A few pine cones could be added to the theme when decorating the venue also to complete your unique winter wedding ideas. If the ceremony is taking place in a church you could take advantage of the free decorations if the place of worship is already bedecked in preparation for Christmas. On that same note however if you don’t want Christmas decorations you should check with the venue beforehand that these can be taken down for your special day.
Lighting is one of the most important things at the centre of your unique winter wedding. As the days draw in earlier during the winter, you need to take most of the shots early enough to take advantage of the natural light. It may be worth arranging with the photographer to take some photos before the ceremony, particularly those group shots. Candles can add warmth and a touch of romance when it gets darker. Glitter is also your friend during the magic of your winter wedding. It catches the light and throws it right back into the eyes of your audience. Those sparkles are indeed magical, and the photos should be evidence enough of this. If you do find it’s a damp and rainy day, why not get out the umbrella, put on a pair of wellies and have some photos taken of you dancing in the rain with your partner? Rain photos can look truly beautiful. Speak to your photographer to discuss your ideas for the weather and ensure any props you may need are going to be readily available on the big day.
Food and drink are the sources of the good cheer at any social gathering, especially for a wedding to be held in winter. Plenty of both should be available, and the options in place should help your guests fight off the cold. If you are relying on caterers, remember to discuss the menu in advance. Your winter wedding inspiration for food could come from the experts in the industry. Furthermore, remember that the hospitality industry is usually busy during this time. So, ensure that your function is given the priority it deserves for the bar, catering and entertainment services. Welcome your guests to the venue with hot chocolate or some other such hot drink to warm their insides and certainly consider a hot food menu opposed to a cold buffet. Planning a winter wedding can be tough but also immensely rewarding. However, the above winter wedding ideas will help things to proceed smoothly. No matter the weather, there’s no reason your day cannot be the perfect day you dreamed of.
To discuss your wedding needs, why not get in touch? Our team are on hand to help and offer you the advice you may need for planning your big day with us. You can reach us on 01737 645577