Thanks to England’s famously unreliable weather compared to the sun-soaked likes of California, it can be difficult to find wedding venues on this side of the pond which are specifically good for outdoor ceremonies.
Step forward Creeksea Place, a stunning Tudor manor house that is home to extensive manicured gardens which can provide a unique and whimsical setting for alfresco ceremonies in the summer sunshine. If you have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony, our advice would be to tie the knot on the gazebo, which sits atop a luscious lake, with room for your guests to watch on as you get hitched against the most magical of backdrops.
For any brides with a fear of water, there is the option to instead have your ceremony in the walled garden, which can be filled with flowers and simple white chairs will contrast with the vibrancy of the garden’s blooms. There is even the opportunity to tie the knot at sunset, with a candle-lit ceremony that oozes romance.
If you would prefer an indoor wedding, Creeksea Place can easy accommodate for that too, and there’s always the option to make the most of the outdoor facilities for your cocktail hour. Inside is where Creeksea Place’s sense of history really shines; the intimate Regency Room features a hanging chandelier and an original fireplace, while the sophisticated Panelled Room gets its name from the dark wood panelling that lines the walls.
Perhaps you want to meet somewhere in the middle and combine the safety of an indoor reception with the glamour of an alfresco ceremony or reception. Well, you will be glad to know that Creeksea Place also allows for marquees to be erected on its ground, which can play host to a dazzling ceremony or reception. In-house catering is a plus too.