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How To Make The Most Of Your Summer Wedding At Braxted Park

Wedding Planning - 11.06.19

As the sun shines and the flowers are in full bloom, we’re dreaming of glorious summer weddings! If you’re marrying here at Braxted Park, we hope these summer wedding ideas will inspire you.

Al Fresco Ceremonies

Say ‘I do’ amidst the serenity of the walled garden at Braxted Park. At the very heart of this idyllic setting, you’ll find the Knott Garden, an intimate oasis of green where you can exchange vows, surrounded by nature and your closest friends and family.

Summer Blooms

This is the season when nature is perhaps at its most generous, offering an abundance of glorious flowers for your wedding day. Choose your colour scheme, whether you opt for pure whites, delicate pastels or more vibrant shades, and echo the beauty of nature by carrying blooms that grow amidst our gardens. When it comes to venue flowers, it’s a lovely idea to bring nature inside with pretty table centrepieces.

Welcome Drinks

Celebrate your marriage with drinks and canapés in the garden. At this time of year, offer your guests refreshing cocktails and plenty of non-alcoholic options.

Garden Games

Delight guests with some fun garden games, from croquet to giant Jenga. If you have younger guests, consider a treasure hunt – at Braxted Park, our gardens certainly boast plenty of hidden corners to hide treats!

Summer Favours

If you’re giving wedding favours, consider a summer theme. Pots of jam and miniature posies of flowers are a lovely treat. You might even provide your female guests with pretty fans to keep them cool, or flip flops for evening dancing. Younger guests will love ice lollies or ice creams!

Seasonal Dining

Using the finest, freshest ingredients, our talented chefs will create a wedding breakfast that is memorable for all the right reasons, working with you to create the perfect summer menu. For your evening reception, there’s perhaps nothing better than a delicious barbecue.

That’s Entertainment

Of course, music is likely to be an important part of your day, whether you choose a string quartet to accompany you down the aisle or have your heart set on a live band for the evening. Consider other forms of entertainment too – perhaps a close-up magician to mingle with guests during welcome drinks on the lawn. Photo booths are great fun (and work perfectly with the gardens as a backdrop), or you might decide to have a ‘Pimp your Prosecco’ bar for a little evening entertainment. We all love an ice cream bar or a sweetie table, and how about a harpist to really create that romantic, outdoor ambience.

If you have yet to visit Braxted Park, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly team a call on 01621 770855 or contact us online.


If the beauty of Braxted Park has planted a seed in your heart, then simply fill in your details below, and we will be happy to email you our brochure or arrange your personal visit. Alternatively phone us on 01621 770855 and one of our friendly wedding team can tell you more about how this magnificent venue could become distinctively yours.