We're here to make sure you find the perfect outdoor wedding venue in London to tie the knot, no matter if you’re after a charming terrace, quaint courtyard or gorgeous riverside spot. Is there anything more romantic than an outdoor wedding? On the other hand, there’s a significant amount of legwork and orchestration that goes into organising an al fresco celebration. While pretty scenery and natural landscapes mean you can embrace a less-is-more approach when it comes to decorating your space, you may need to hire in generators, lights, flooring, portable toilets and kitchen equipment.
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Some helpful hints for organising outdoor wedding:
Prepare your guest list in advance – It’s an important step toward establishing a budget. What’s more, it’s always better to send the invitations as soon as possible. Summer is peak season for both outdoor weddings and travelling, so don’t forget many of your guests will be going away.
Don’t forget the London weather can be a bit unpredictable – Remember to make a contingency plan for bad weather. Some outdoor wedding venues in London offer backup indoor options as well.
Think about extra forces you might need – Outdoor weddings can be challenging to handle, so check if your catering team provides hospitality staff.
Consider whether to provide a dress code – Are you more after black tie, cocktail attire or smart casual? Or how about a fancy dress party with a cool theme?
What to consider when hiring an outdoor wedding venue in London:
Disabled access– This one is particularly important if you’re inviting people with limited mobility. If that’s the case, make sure your outdoor wedding venue is able to cater to their needs.
The time of your event – Try to schedule your ceremony after the hottest part of the day so the sun won’t be so strong for your guests.
The lighting – Your outdoor wedding reception will probably carry on into the evening, so don’t forget about providing enough light after the sun goes down! Our favourite options include cute candles in glass jars, fairy lights and vintage light bulbs. What’s your favourite?
Catering options and licences – Check whether the venue has an alcohol licence or can cater to special dietary requirements (such as vegan, halal or kosher).
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