Somerset Winter Wedding at Coombe Lodge

With only a few days to go until the end of 2017, we’ve been reflecting on the brilliant variety of autumn and winter weddings here at Coombe Lodge. With our choice of rooms, ranging from our Music Room which seats 170 guests, to our more intimate Library which can accommodate smaller, more intimate events, we’ve got something for everybody here in our beautiful North Somerset wedding venue. 

Decoration always adds something special when it comes to weddings, and this is especially true in the winter months. Our wood fires and grand architecture provide a wonderful canvas on which to paint your idyllic winter wedding scene. Our décor is classic and will work with almost any colours scheme. Candles are a great way to add atmosphere and create a warm, cosy feeling as the winter night draws in. Some carefully placed fresh fir sprigs, holly or ivy on our mantelpieces and as table arrangements often add a rustic, wintery feel.

Champagne or Prosecco may be the traditional drink of choice when it comes to the wedding toast but why not treat your guests to a spot of winter indulgence with mulled wine or winter Pimms after the ceremony, or even hot chocolate as the evening draws in? This is a very popular way to ensure your guests are warm when waiting for the photographs to be taken! 

Another great way to introduce some seasonal charm into your celebrations is through your favours. This time of year provides so many options to choose from; personalised crab apple jelly, hot chocolate mixes and mince pies – in our experience guests often really appreciate the home made touch! Your placeholders could also serve as guest favours; pinecones or wood rounds personalised with your guest’s names could be a brilliant compliment to your wintery theme.

Winter is also the perfect time to serve hearty meals at your wedding breakfast, think thick soups, chunky vegetables, hunks of rustic bread and rich game or red meat. Our wonderful Head Chef works with our couples to ensure that they have a menu that is both personal to them and their tastes, as well as offering something to suit their guests.

Whilst summer weddings often mean floaty fabrics and lace, shawls and fur capes are an excellent way to keep warm if you’re thinking about having a wedding during colder months. And for the men in the party it’s great to think that they won’t be sweating in their three-piece suit or tweeds!

If you’re thinking about having your wedding in the autumn or winter months of 2018 and 2019, and would like to understand how a winter wedding may look at Coombe Lodge then please speak to us. We would be delighted to show you around.