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Top Tips for Winter Wedding Ideas

Oct 29, 2022 | Ceremony Types, Seasonal Weddings, Wedding Ideas and Trends

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The talented team at Baddow Park House are back again, with their top winter wedding ideas to get you in the festive celebration mood.

Undoubtedly, the colder months can be so romantic, with festive feels and crisp seasonal weather. Because of this, a winter wedding can be a very special celebration indeed. So, if you’re dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding, you’re in for a treat. Indeed, our exclusive use wedding venue has plenty of great festive ideas for your winter wedding.

Setting the mood.

Begin by making the most of the dark evenings. To start with, create an enchanting atmosphere with candles and tea lights. Including both candles and fairy lights creates the most magical vibe. Furthermore, you may wish to dine beneath the lights, and also, hold your first dance there.

winter wedding garland

Tables and seating.

Without a doubt, glitter, and sprigs of fir will compliment a winter themed table setting. In addition mix foliage with candles for a layered effect. Additionally, pinecones are perfect for making winter centre pieces. In order to elevate your seating you can also add sweet greenery wreaths. Lastly, white, delicate, Gypsophila will evoke a snowy feel to your decorations.

table decoration at a winter wedding

Winter wedding flowers!

It should be noted that dried wedding flowers are a great choice for winter weddings. Also, arrangements of greenery, berries and winter thistles are especially beautiful. Incorporate anemones into your bouquet, they are the perfect seasonal bloom.

winter wedding flowers

Wedding favours

We definitely love snuggly socks, brownie mix jars, chocolate coins and candy canes. They all make especially fab winter wedding favours.  Handmade gifts are wonderful, and for this reason, we particularly love the idea of beautiful handmade Christmas crackers, besides being fun they are also thoughtful too!

wedding venue in the winter

Nail your winter wedding look

Particularly important is staying both warm and elegant on your wedding day. Pop on a cardigan or fur jacket for an easy and cute coverup or opt for long sleeves for that extra layer in beautiful style. Due to potentially chilly weather, wearing mittens or chic gloves will keep your hands toasty. also you might want to team knitwear along with skirts and tights for a cosy bridesmaid look. In addition, swap shoes for boots and tights. Also remember you can be bold with your accessories using glitter and velvet fabric.

You can also go bold with your make-up. Don red lipstick and glitter eyeshadow or opt for dramatic and beautiful smokey eye make up.

boots and snow at winter wedding venue in essex

Winter welcome drinks

Perhaps the ultimate winter wedding welcome drink, hot chocolate is sure to warm you on the day.

However, if you want to get the party started then our wintery cocktail suggestions might do the trick:

• Mulled Wine
• Punch
• Hot Toddy
• Mulled Cider
• Expresso Martini

winter wedding cocktails

Indulgent festive sweet treats

Clearly it’s the season to indulge, so why not wow your guests with beautiful cakes decorated with frosting. Indeed, a decadent chocolate fountain makes the perfect dessert. Hand decorated with edible glitter, tasty donuts are also a luxe treat sure to fill hungry tummies.

dessert at winter wedding

Get cosy around the firepit!

In particular, to set an evening mood we suggest candles, and twinkling lights in the gardens. This will result in a soft, magical atmosphere. Furthermore, the warming surroundings of the fire pit, in the gardens of Baddow Park House, is the perfect place to chill out between dances. It welcomes friends and family to gather. Here they can talk about the day’s events, drink liqueurs, and toast marshmallows.

fire pit at winter wedding venue in essex

Bring some sparkle to your marriage

Create a beautiful final wedding photo opportunity with a magical wedding sparkler, guard of honour. Without a doubt, they are one of our favourite additions to a winter wedding celebration. Not only are they a fun wedding activity for everyone to all get involved in, also they’re very often among our couples’ favourite shots of the night. This is because they’re always so full of laughter and movement and energy.

sparkler guard of honour at winter wedding

Time for a snuggle! 

Finally, after the days winter wedding festivities you can retreat to a cosy warm fireplace decorated beautifully for a nightcap and your first snuggle as newlyweds .

festive wedding decorations in winter

Plan your Winter Wedding at Baddow Park House in Essex.

Above all, we hope you’ve enjoyed reading our top winter wedding ideas. Baddow Park House Private Wedding Venue in Essex is the perfect place to hold your winter wedding.

Due to it’s central Essex location, it offers excellent transport links to Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent, and London Stanstead Airport. Baddow Park House is the ultimate wedding venue in Essex. Prepare for stunning parkland, blazing log fires, fabulous glass orangery, a wealth of ceremony spaces, and sumptuous accommodation. We offer fine dining at its best with a team of experienced staff and trusted suppliers, ensuring that you and your guests have the most fabulous stay.

Visit our wedding venue – Baddow Park House West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7SY. Telephone: 01245 473969

Wedding Reviews
We were booked to get married September 2020 but due to covid, we re-scheduled for September 2021. I wanted to say a huge thank you to the team at Baddow Park and especially Kelly – Group Operations Manager, for being so accommodating. We were very worried about the unknowns of having to re-arrange. However, Kelly and the team took that worry away. The process from having a “back up date” to confirming a new date in 21 was seamless, Kelly and her team were ALWAYS available via phone or email for a quick chat or to discuss the day in-depth. The upset of having to move our day never came as we knew the team had it all under control and that they would make our day even more special next year. We can’t wait to get married and celebrate at Baddow Park house with their fantastic team and gorgeous surroundings!

5 star rating

Fleur & Andy

From our first visit to see Baddow Park even before all the renovations we were in love with it and knew this was the place we wanted to get married, not only was the venue and garden beautiful but Kelly made us feel so welcome we knew it would all go smoothly…   Then COVID happened and so close to our wedding day, all was arranged and we were waiting ready and excited for our wedding day, but in one day, id not only cancelled one wedding but prepared an alternative one, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the flexibility of Baddow Park and Kelly’s support with all our questions and worries of “What do we do now”   She has kept in touch with us throughout the year as we have changed dates and ideas and at not one point has anything I have asked been a problem. Unfortunately a 2020 wedding is not possible so now we wait for the perfect wedding at Baddow Park in 2021!

5 star rating

Victoria Partridge

What a magical wedding day we had at Baddow Park House, every single detail was perfect. From initial viewing to booking to pre-wedding preparation, you were all so helpful and supportive, nothing was too much trouble and no questions were left unanswered. The house is beautifully kept and the grounds exquisite, the atmosphere was lovely. Baddow Park is a truly beautiful place to get married.

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Kirstie and Andy

We want to thank you sincerely for making our wedding day so special. Everyone thought the organisation was excellent and everything went so smoothly. Baddow Park is a beautiful place to hold an intimate wedding, the house and the gardens are just delightful. Everyone there said what a lovely venue it was. We had the most beautiful wedding and we are very grateful.

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Mrs & Mrs B

From the moment we saw Baddow Park for the first time we knew this was exactly where we wanted to have our wedding reception. Combining beautiful grounds with the ability for us to personalise our day this was our perfect venue. We truly could not have asked for a better day and for all at Baddow Park House together with their suppliers who helped make the magic happen.

5 star rating

Nick & Lorna Bastian

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