If you and your partner are both nature lovers who find joy and beauty in simplicity, there is no better way to mark your union than to have an idyllic countryside wedding in Northamptonshire. Rural weddings are known for their purity, quiet beauty and rustic elegance. As Northamptonshire is one of the most naturally beautiful locations in the UK, it will certainly be the perfect spot for a wedding day that you will remember for the rest of your lives.
Northamptonshire is renowned for its beautiful deer parks, Elizabethan mansions, lush English farmlands and sleepy canals. It also has more than 80 approved venues that can provide charming and memorable settings for all types of wedding ceremony. In fact, a survey published by the Office for National Statistical Data revealed that more and more couples are choosing to celebrate their union in non-traditional venues to make the most of Northamptonshire’s natural beauty.
Countryside weddings are usually romantic and full of warmth, and they are a unique and appealing alternative to conventional celebrations. However, as with any other type of themed wedding, they can be quite a challenge to organise if you don’t know what you are doing. This is where our team of specialists at Crockwell Farm can help. Because we want you and your partner to have the time of your lives, we are happy to share some tips on how to plan a truly fabulous countryside wedding.
Set a budget
The way in which you celebrate and honour your union will ultimately depend on the amount of money you are willing to spend. Therefore, it is a good idea to set a budget and compile a list all of your anticipated expenses. Then, you should research the average cost of hosting a countryside wedding. It would also be useful to speak to wedding planners who are adept at organising this type of event so you will have an idea of what to expect.
If you are considering having a rural wedding in Northampton, our team at Crockwell Farm will be happy to offer you our expertise. Our wedding planners can advise you on how to set a budget so you can transform your dreams into reality without having to spend more than is necessary.
Choose a venue
Once you have determined your wedding budget, the next step is to find a location for both the ceremony and the reception. With its rolling hills and lush countryside, Northamptonshire is the perfect setting for your rural wedding. In particular, Crockwell Farm is considered to be one of the best countryside wedding venues in the region. We have been hosting and organising idyllic, rustic weddings since 2002. Recently, we were awarded “Top 100” status by the prestigious Condé Nast Brides magazine. If you are looking for a rural wedding venue that will match your vision, you can’t go wrong with Crockwell Farm. We would strongly encourage you to visit our beautiful venue as this will help you make an informed decision.
Take account of the season
When setting your wedding date, remember to take account of the seasonal changes that occur across the local landscape. This will enable you to capture the natural beauty of Northamptonshire and use it effectively as a spectacular backdrop for your wedding.
Besides visiting your chosen venue, it is also beneficial to browse through some reference pictures taken at different times of the year. This will help you determine the changes that the local surroundings undergo so you can match your tastes to the season of your choice.
In fact, Crockwell Farm is truly a wedding venue for all seasons. Whether it is spring, summer, winter or autumn, you will find something to love at Crockwell. In addition, our team of experts are always well-prepared so we will have a contingency plan in place in case the weather forgets to cooperate! Our Vaulted Barn and Starlit Marquee can quickly serve as a backup venue to ensure that your ceremony can proceed without a hitch.
Use your surroundings as your decor
One of the hallmarks of a countryside wedding is the natural surroundings. For this reason, when decorating your venue, you should avoid adding unnecessary elements that could detract attention from the natural beauty. Instead, opt for something simple yet sophisticated, such as raw wood accents, fresh greenery and minimalist table centrepieces.
Surrounded by the lush English countryside, Crockwell Farm has the advantage of being naturally beautiful. Besides adding your personal touches, you won’t need to use too many decorations to make the place look extra special on your big day. If you need any expert advice on how to decorate the venue to match your chosen theme, just let us know your thoughts and we will strive to ensure everything looks perfect.
Opt for a seasonal menu
Besides the venue and decor, you will also need to consider what type of food you intend serving your guests. With country weddings, many experts agree that a seasonal menu works best. Not only is this less expensive, but it also guarantees that all of the ingredients are fresh and easy to source. The menu will also perfectly match the theme of your wedding.
Our caterers here at Crockwell Farm, Ross & Ross Events, are masters at crafting seasonal wedding menus. If you want to serve food that your guests will never forget, you can rely on them to create dishes that are guaranteed to be fresh, healthy and delicious.
Ensure the comfort of your guests
One of the common misconceptions about rural weddings is that it is impossible to achieve a sense of luxury in this type of setting. However, this could not be further from the truth as there are some simple things you can do to ensure your guests’ comfort. For example, if you are having a countryside wedding during the summer months, setting up a bar that serves refreshing drinks can help your guests stay cool and hydrated throughout the day.
As mentioned earlier, our team at Crockwell Farm are always one step ahead of the game. Because we want you and your guests to enjoy maximum comfort and relaxation, we will always strive to ensure that you will have the wedding day of your dreams.
Start Planning Your Countryside Wedding Today
Countryside weddings can be best described as simple, warm and sophisticated. If you are considering exchanging your vows in rural Northamptonshire, the guidance we have outlined above will help you make all the necessary preparations to ensure you have a truly memorable day.
If you are looking for a venue that will be an ideal fit for the countryside wedding theme you have in mind, then you should look no further than Crockwell Farm. Our team will guide you through the entire process so you can relax and enjoy the type of wedding you have always wanted. Get in touch with us today so we can begin planning the idyllic wedding of your dreams.