Summers in Australia often mean lazy beach days and fun outdoor activities. However, with the warm and agreeable weather, it’s not surprising that 20% of weddings are held during the warmer months. The abundant natural lighting, stunning backdrops and ample ventilation make summer an excellent time to hold an outdoor wedding. Springfield House shares some styles and trends to help you get inspired:

Picnic-Style Dining Setting

Not a fan of the traditional formal wedding? Then a picnic-inspired outdoor garden wedding is perfect for you! Get rid of the round tables and silver dining wear and opt for stationary tables and a buffet instead. Guests can eat and socialise in long rectangular tables that give off a more homey and family-style vibe. Choose wedding reception venues in Sydney with wide open spaces like Springfield House where you can set up your picnic.

 

Embracing Asymmetry

One of the drawbacks of outdoor venues is that you’ll be planning on irregular space, uneven ground and foliage. While some people try to fight against these natural elements in their design, why not embrace asymmetry and create a curved aisle instead. This results in a well-defined and high-impact aisle that’s crucial in an outdoor wedding.

 

Backyard Weddings

A relaxed backyard wedding is another popular outdoor wedding trend. These weddings are popular for their intimate atmosphere and casual setting. Guests can enjoy barbecued meats, fresh salads and other homemade treats with a wedding cake. And of course, what wedding is complete without ice cold beer, wine and champagne. 

For a more formal setting, consider a marquee wedding. Unlike traditional venues that are confined by their existing structure, marquees provide you with a blank canvas that you can then design to fit your vision. Plus, they work really great for outdoor weddings. Marquees can withstand the heat and the rain, ensuring that your guests are comfortable all throughout the ceremony. If you’re planning to hold your wedding at night, you can even opt for a clear roof marquee to give your guests a dazzling view of the night sky.

If you prefer an indoor reception, however, simply choose wedding ceremony venues in Sydney that come with a function centre nearby. This way, you can hold an outdoor wedding and not have to move locations to get to the reception.

 

Offering the Best of Both Worlds

An outdoor setting doesn’t always have to be casual. By mixing formal and casual elements, you can create an elegant yet relaxed environment perfect for a wedding. Whether it’s with your floral or place settings, or simply draping linen over exposed wood, it’s easy to add simple touches that upgrade your wedding’s style.

If you prefer the sunny outdoors or a romantic star-studded sky as your wedding’s backdrop, summer is a great time to hold your wedding ceremony. Springfield House, with over 5 acres of manicured gardens and historic architecture, is one of the premier wedding function centres in Sydney. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about our venue.