The venue is a huge part of any wedding. If you have chosen to have a seasonal wedding, chances are you have a specific venue in mind. Whether you have picked your venue and are unsure what season the wedding will be best in or have a season in mind but are yet to find a venue, here is how to make sure the two match.
Summer means making the most of the weather. This usually means outdoor weddings. While many automatically think of the beach when they hear summer wedding, there are plenty of beautiful outdoor locations to choose from. Garden weddings are very popular in summer. They take advantage of the excellent weather and blooming flowers. Destination weddings are also a way for you and your guests to score a holiday and attend a wedding at the same time. Check out our tips for planning a destination wedding here. If you're wedding is in the peak of summer, or your want your wedding to be somewhere particularly hot, consider a venue with both outdoor and indoor locations. A good option is adding a marquee to your outdoor venue to hold the reception.
While the change of season may not be so dramatic in Australia as in other parts of the world, autumn still calls for a warm colour palette and rustic vibes. These are best found in vineyards, farms and barns. These venues offer versatility, often having indoor and outdoor options, an essential with unpredictable weather. These venues allow for a lot of personalisation in terms of decorating. A lot of vineyards have the option of an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. This allows your ceremony to be in the prettiest parts of the venue and for your guests to stay warm as they celebrate through the night. Similarly, farms and barn houses may also have this option, as well as having options for controlling the heating in the venue in a way that still fits the theme.
Winter deters a lot of couples due to the cold and unpredictable weather. Why not embrace this and get married somewhere known for its winter charm? An indoor venue in a mountainous location can provide spectacular views while making sure guests stay warm. Whether its a cosy cabin or a fancy hotel, somewhere you can admire the landscape from beside a fire is the perfect place for a winter wedding celebration. Indoor venues take away the stress of having a wet or freezing cold day. We have more winter wedding venue inspiration here.
Spring is the season for weddings. With flowers beginning to bloom again and the weather warming up their are plenty of venue options that maximise the features of the season. Spring adds a big wow factor to countryside wedding venues. A country estate will have perfectly manicured gardens, already bursting with spring blooms all ready to go for your big day. As it is starting to warm up, make the most of it with a ceremony in the gardens and then continue your celebrations in one of the charming country style rooms within the estate.