The Benefits and Wonders of a Wedding in the Countryside

by | 1 December

If city weddings are not for you and you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday city life for your wedding day, then a countryside wedding has so much to offer.  You can escape the crowds and traffic jams (yes calculating how long it can take to travel from ceremony to reception needs attention).  Instead you can relish in the emotion of the occasion while surrounded by the wonders and beauty of the countryside.  And don’t worry you do not have to compromise on luxury as you can still have luxury and timeless elegance in a countryside setting.

Stunning country house venue – Cornwell Manor

A Tranquil Atmosphere

A countryside wedding has so much to offer in terms of variety and spectacular open spaces.  You can hold your wedding in a marquee in beautiful surroundings, a historic country house or an elegant barn to name but a few.  Many people believe that you can only hold a marquee reception in a private garden, which is not the case.  There are some wonderful marquee venue options which give you so much freedom to plan a bespoke wedding day.  Another benefit of a countryside wedding is that you can also accommodate many more guests than a typical London venue.

Dreamy Cotswold venues – Merriscourt Barns

More Room for Family and Friends

Once the current restrictions are a distant memory, weddings can once again be held with as many guests as you wish.  You often have to scale down for a city wedding – many London venues are short on space so restrict numbers.  If you want a wedding which includes every important person in your life – immediate family, extended family, and friends then country weddings offers huge scope for inviting extra guests.  Whether you’re hoping to hold both the ceremony and reception in the same space or separate locations, there are a plethora of options we can explore together.

Local Knowledge and a Network of Suppliers

Joanna Wilford Weddings are also intricately connected with a wide network of friendly and trustworthy local suppliers.  There are many talented suppliers located in the shires.  I always like to use local suppliers as much as possible, unless the couple have a firm favourite from further afield.  Imagine flowers for your big day being grown organically in a meadow to your cake being baked using locally sourced ingredients, there is something sumptuous and luxurious about a wedding in the country.

Showcase Your Personality

The countryside acts as a blank canvas for your wedding: dress it up as much as you wish or use the natural features to make a statement with your decor.   Bespoke touches will highlight the absolute best of your personality.  Many of your guests will be travelling from the city and will want to make your wedding a long weekend or mini-break.

A countryside wedding can add so much more than a superficial gloss of greenery, it provides freedom, peace and quiet and flexibility to craft the bespoke day of your dreams.  You do not have to stint on luxury or elegance.

The gorgeous and historic Buckinghamshire venue – Notley Abbey

Get in touch today

Opt for a wedding planner who knows only the best venues in Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.  Make the biggest day of your life the best day of your life.  Create your fairytale today and contact Joanna Wilford Weddings here for a no-obligation consultation.


Photography:  Suzy Elizabeth Photography