6 winter wedding ideas in the Cotswolds
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Crispy, frosty days and perhaps even a dusting of snow, winter is a magical time in the Cotswolds. If you’re thinking of tying the knot during this beautiful season in the region, here are six winter wedding ideas to help you start planning your special day
Charbridge Lane, Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4SR
Contact: 01869 321442
The Tythe Barn is an exclusive 14th century thatched barn tucked away on a working farm. This stunning country wedding venue flaunts a gorgeous rural setting with expansive manicured lawns, pretty pergolas and pathways and a selection of large stone barns which together ooze character.
The family-run business is well-known for its faultless attention to detail and is loved by couples for its flexibility and relaxed atmosphere. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, exclusive hire and the award winning in-house caterers are top-notch!
The Nook is the luxurious barn dedicated and reserved for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in and the Bridal Suite is a charming Shepherd’s Hut with wood-burner and ensuite. The friendly and dedicated team are there to help you every step of the way... its perfection in the countryside.
Old Police Station, Leamington Road, Broadway, WR12 7DZ
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Contact: 01386 858037 / 07712 257556
Shen creates beautiful hair and makes it a possibility for every woman to look and be glamorous on her special day. Together you will achieve that special look for your magical winter wedding!
Shen prides herself on her warm, welcoming approach, attention to detail and creating fantastic results. She is an inspirational bridal hair specialist and has the unique ability to create classic, beautiful wedding and celebration hair, to make all brides feel particularly special. From the outset, Shen will really take the time and effort to understand what it is you are looking for, for you and your bridal party, and then make it happen, turning your dream look into a reality.
Located in the beautiful Cotswolds, Shen’s salon provides a calm and serene environment where your hair aspirations will be realised. Bespoke price packages can be tailored for small or large parties. You can view hairstyles that she has designed and created on her website which have also featured in shoots for many bridal magazines.
Stow-on-the-Wold, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, GL54 1HY
Contact: 01451 831936
Wyck Hill House Hotel is a romantic wedding location in the heart of the Cotswolds. This four star country house hotel is nestled within 50 acres of grounds, offering breathtaking views of the beautiful Windrush Valley and rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Located close to the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold and close to Broadway, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh, Wyck Hill House is a beautiful 18th century property and the perfect wedding location.
With a classic but contemporary charm, Wyck Hill is a delightful combination of a traditional countryside setting with modern facilities. Offering a range of rooms to cater for your wedding party, the hotel is licensed for weddings ceremonies and is perfect for both intimate and larger wedding parties.
The experienced team understand just how important your big day is and work tirelessly to ensure that your wedding day is everything you want it to be.
11 Bleriot Road, Upper Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2NN
Contact: 07974 778806
Julia Sibun has a wedding planning and consultancy business based in the Cotswolds and helps her clients to plan weddings all year round, but particularly loves planning a winter wedding.
Wintery days throw up the most beautiful light and if you are lucky enough to have a dusting of snow or a crisp frost and blue sky then your photographs will be even more magical. Embrace the natural darkness and you will find plenty of opportunity to create a magical atmosphere. Candles, lanterns and tea lights come into their own with plenty of opportunities to light many external features.
With cut flowers in more limited supply in winter this is the perfect excuse to have a more dramatic look, and feel to your decoration. Enhance your bouquets and arrangements with fir cones, feathers and glass baubles and make use of all the natural foliage, mistletoe, holly and berries.
Forget delicate dishes and go for all out comfort food. Guests will love a hearty meal on a cold day, and why not try something different such as game or venison. You can carry the wintery theme over to your drinks choices as well, such as whisky and mulled wine.
Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, GL54 4BL
Contact: 01242 890332
Nestling in the heart of the Cotswolds, only 15 minutes from Cheltenham, The Barn at Upcote is an exclusive-use, family-run, wedding and events venue. Using a set of lovingly restored barns centred around a stunning courtyard, The Barn at Upcote has a unique outlook over a beautiful Cotswold valley. The long drive, private garden and picturesque family farm are just some of the picture-perfect locations on offer.
The flexible set of barns provides you with an opportunity to decide exactly how you set up your wedding, creating your perfect day and leaving everyone with memories to last a lifetime. The Barn at Upcote can accommodate up to 100 guests for ceremonies and the wedding breakfast and afterwards there is room for over 150 guests in the venue for the evening entertainment.
With Event Managers on hand at every stage of your planning, they always aim to help you create the wedding of your dreams!
87a Hewlett Road, Cheltenham, GL52 6AJ
Contact: 01242 374303
The Cotswold Wedding Company specialises in styling barn wedding venues.
From stunning fairy light installations and colourful hanging paper lanterns to exquisite centrepieces and chair sashes.
Their aim is to deliver amazing service and stunning wedding decor that match your vision and colour scheme. Giving couples the perfect wedding day, with no stress and peace of mind that everything will be set up perfectly, is their priority.
“From the moment you message us or book an appointment, we are committed to helping you bring together your ideas, create a plan, and then deliver your vision. We will work with you to get every detail just as you imagined and to create the perfect look for your wedding day.”