Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular with couples and it is easy to understand why. Having your special day at a winter wedding venue, such as the Longhouse, can provide extra benefits, simply because of the time of year. Every year when everybody else gets a dose of the winter blues you will have wonderful memories of your wedding day to celebrate on your anniversary. Here are a few other benefits of having a winter wedding:
1. Less competition for photographers and other services
Summer is such a popular time for weddings, so much so that when planning your big day, you will find yourselves competing with other couples for the photographer you desire. Having the right photographer can be so important for capturing lasting memories of one of the most important days of your life. As winter is a traditionally non-peak time for weddings, it means there are more available and you will face less competition for their services.
2. The majority of your guests are able to attend
Everyone you invite is more likely to be there for your big day if you decide to opt for a winter wedding venue. In the summertime, when the weather is hot, people have booked holidays or have other wedding invites in their diaries to consider. Getting married at a colder time of year can guarantee your nearest and dearest are there in force. One benefit of holding your wedding at the Longhouse is that your guests can stay on site with various accommodation options for them.
3. No need to worry about the weather
Due to the unpredictability of the British summertime so many people worry about the potential of wet weather on their big day. There is no need to worry what the weather is doing however, when you have your big day at a winter wedding venue such as the Longhouse.
4. Make your day unique
Since opening in 2005 we have acquired vast experience of helping the groom and bride plan their special day. The Longhouse team are flexible and can work around your desires and also advise you on how to put an individual stamp on your big day.
5. Warm and cosy
In the winter, the nights draw in earlier and the lighting along the Longhouse Balcony and grounds can provide you with the perfect backdrop for some spectacular pictures. The underfloor heating and roaring log fire in the Longhouse can create a warm and friendly atmosphere for your wedding.
6. Have a Christmas themed wedding
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for many people. Holding your wedding close to Christmas means you can have a festive theme to your magical day. If you want to avoid the traditional greens and reds associated with yuletide, then there other, more modern options to consider. It’s your day and you can work with us to make it as unique and memorable as you like.
7. Opportunity for lighting variation
Winter allows you to experiment with unique lighting that just wouldn’t be applicable in the summertime. Creatively decorating your wedding venue with different lighting variations will add character to your wedding and create a more intimate feel for you and your guests. Why not project stars on the ceiling to resemble the winter night time or transform your venue with fairy lights and candles. There are lots of different techniques you can use to complement your big day.
8. From traditional Pimm’s to mulled wine
Trade in the traditional summer punch and Pimm’s for some delicious mulled wine or in true Somerset style, some hot apple cider. Not only will it give your guests something flavourful and warm to toast the bride and groom with, but it also brings a nice festive touch to your day that is guaranteed to put everyone in high spirits.
If you are looking for a stunning winter wedding venue for your big day, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.