Our Secrets For The Perfect Winter Wedding


Winter evokes memories and feelings for many of us and is widely recognised as a festive time of love and togetherness. For a lot of couples, this season is the perfect time to say their vows and demonstrate their love for each other. If you’re looking for a wedding venue Cotswolds hotels are the perfect choice as they epitomise the beauty of the county and are likely to receive a nice decoration of snow!

The Venue

Most venues are already decked out with festive theming and decoration during winter, especially in the run-up to Christmas. You can use this to your advantage if you want a festive-themed wedding – or if you don’t, you can focus on the romantic elements of winter and expand your décor and colour palette. There are no rules when it comes to a winter wedding, but it’s a good idea to say your vows and hold your reception in the same place. Not just for ease, it is a great way to encapsulate your day and get lost in your own little world. Our Winter weddings package is ideal if you want to hold your magical day in a truly enchanting venue.

The Date

Pick a date that doesn’t coincide with any major winter festivities or occasions. Remember, winter goes all the way through to February so you don’t have to focus on a date in December.


Blankets, heaters, gloves, hot beverages as welcome drinks – you want to make sure your guests don’t get too cold. Carefully consider what you want to offer your loved ones for food, a cold buffet might sound appealing now but most guests during winter would appreciate hot dishes.


Don’t forget to speak to your photographer about when to take your photos – winter is known for its early sunsets and daylight hours being shorter, so unless you want your pictures to be taken in the dark, it’s a good idea to work out when to take your photographs.

Let it snow

If you have your heart set on snow, why not hire a snow machine as a backup? That way you can be certain of your white wedding without relying on mother nature to provide it for you.


Make sure you hold your celebration at one of the best wedding venues in Cheltenham. Winter weddings are magical and can elevate an already special time of year. If you take on board our secrets, you’re sure to have a memorable (and warm!) day. If you’re looking for inspiration, you can read our wedding reviews or take a look at our wedding recommendations to get the most out of your winter wedding. You can also call us on 01242 807335 or contact us to find out more about having your own Ellenborough ever after.

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