Summer is always the hot season for weddings because of the weather – all those balmy afternoons will always be fabulous for champagne and photos on the lawn.
But the other seasons have their advantages too. There’s a whole rest-of-the-year out there…just waiting for your big day at our Berkshire wedding venue…
That’s March to late June – when the winter blues and the long dark nights have faded away. Spring has sprung, to be followed by a long hot summer of hope and joy.
Spring is all about fresh starts, a beautiful metaphor for your wonderful new life together. It’s an exciting bohemian season so theme your wedding accordingly – all that arts and crafts vibe looks superb in an historic wedding barn like ours.
Celebrate your spring nuptials with a wealth of beautiful wildflowers for your bouquet. Go wild with all the carefree colour that nature’s annual rebirth nature can muster. Pick a floral theme with your dress and set it off with a crown of flowers. Remember, meadow flowers are not just for hippy chicks!
From the end of June to late September – you can’t beat the summer weather and the long nights. We all yearn for the endless summer!
Britain (and notably the beautiful South) is expected to enjoy hotter and drier summers as the climate changes.
Remember those scorching hot days in June? When even Glastonbury was dry? That’s where an outdoor wedding venue like our walled garden really comes into its own.
Our whole venue is like one giant secret garden reserved just for your wedding – ideal for photos and with freshly picked seasonal vegetables from our own kitchen gardens for your wedding breakfast.
Late September, October, November and into early December…all those autumnal hues as the leaves turn gold will imbue your wedding with a glorious rustic feel.
The Olde Bell wedding venue at Hurley is one of the oldest inns in the world – dating back to the year 1135 – so what could be cosier than celebrating your marriage beneath the magnificent beams of our Tithe Barn?
It’s perfect for large weddings – and for smaller gatherings take a look at the wood panelled Oak Room in our Malthouse.
You don’t have to be a brave and hardy soul to get married at this magical time of the year, not when we offer such a lovely warm home-from-home (especially at Christmas).
Danish hygge – that Scandinavian feeling of cosy contentment and quiet conviviality – is so in right now so why not extend it to your wedding?
Imagine everything that’s wonderful about Christmas and the holiday season. Now, let’s make that happen for your special day.
A winter wedding at a venue as truly unique as the Olde Bell will set you apart as a couple. In a world of summer weddings, yours will be the one your guests remember as the best winter celebration ever!
And don’t forget, the December-March winter period includes a certain special day on February 14 – what could be more romantic than a Valentine’s Day wedding?