There are several advantages in choosing a garden wedding compared to a traditional indoor one. For one, they take place during the day. This helps you save up on energy expenses, as gardens provide ample amounts of natural lighting, perfect for wedding photography. Additionally, garden weddings often require little to no decor items. They provide a natural backdrop filled with colorful flowers and rich foliage.
For these reasons and more, gardens are among the most popular wedding reception venues in Sydney. Their outdoor location, however, makes them an unlikely choice for cold seasons. Springfield House shares some tips to help you achieve a beautiful garden wedding, even in winter:
Do Think of Transportation
Since gardens aren’t always beside the road, unlike buildings, the transportation to and from the venue needs to be planned carefully. Be sure you are prepared for any weather conditions, be that strong rains or harsh winds. Preparing a shuttle that would bring your guests to the venue is a great way to ensure everyone’s safety. Alternatively, make sure to inform them of the availability of parking space and if they can walk to and from the ceremony and reception.
Don’t Overextend the Ceremony
Hosting your ceremony in a cold environment means that your guests will be staying out in the cold the entire time. Make sure they are comfortable by providing heaters, blankets, and warm drinks. That said, it’s still best to keep your ceremony short. At least fifteen to twenty minutes should be enough and then head indoors for the reception.
Do Consider Your Guests Comfort
Check weather sites to get an idea of how the weather would be like on the day of your wedding and remind guests to dress accordingly. You can also send out an email before the big day reminding them of the important details of the ceremony such as the schedule and dress code.
Springfield House’s offers one of the most coveted garden wedding venues in Sydney. Our beautifully manicured landscape create the perfect background for a dreamy wedding ceremony. Not only that, our wedding packages provide you with exclusive use of both our wedding venue and the garden, so you won’t have to worry about going far for your reception.
Do Take Advantage of the Season
One of the top reasons to have a garden wedding in winter is because of the enchanting surroundings. Complete the venue with candlelights, twinkling lights, and colorful decorations and you’re all set. Feel free to experiment with your color palette. Why limit yourself to the usual greens and reds when you can create a more whimsical space with pastels?