eve’s guide to the best time of year to get married


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If you’re looking to start planning your dream wedding but you can’t settle on the perfect season to tie the knot, then you’ve come to the right place. At eve, we’ve helped to plan hundreds of weddings across all four seasons, so we know a thing or two about planning the perfect wedding whatever the weather. Whether you’re craving the summer sun on your special day or looking for something cosy and heart-warming in the colder winter months, we can help your transform your vision into a reality.

With years of experience planning weddings in some of the world’s most stunning locations we know different seasons provide completely different atmospheres for weddings. If you are planning your wedding and need a hand finding a venue, contact us.


Spring weddings

The season where lambs are frolicking in fields, birds are singing, and colour starts returning to gardens again, spring is the epitome of new beginnings and rebirth. At a point when you and your lucky partner are embarking on a new chapter in your lives together, what could be more fitting? With warmer days comes the hope of renewal and a fresh start, the perfect sentiment for a beautiful wedding.

If you’re itching to leave the long, winter months behind you and finally feel the sun on your skin, Spring will be welcomed with open arms. It is the perfect season for an outdoor wedding, without the risk of blistering heat making everyone uncomfortable. As the weather is no guarantee in the UK, even in the height of summer, Spring is the perfect occasion for a combination indoor and outdoor wedding. A large marquee can provide shelter from strong sun or April showers, but guests are still free to enjoy the outdoors when the weather is just right. The evenings will still be on the chilly side, so remind guests to pack a jacket or cardigan for when the sun goes in and the temperature drops.

Spring weddings are the perfect canvas for bright and light colour patterns, with pretty, feminine colours like pinks, purples, and pale blues. Think of all the colours associated with Easter and build on that for a bright and fun colour theme. Play with the colours of your bridesmaid’s dresses, perhaps a pale yellow or sage green to really stand out from the crowd? The opportunities are endless!

Spring’s seasonal flowers: Tulips, Lilac, Roses, Lily of the Valley, Pear Blossom, Mibellarosa, Magnolia, Sweet peas, and Hyacinths.

eve’s venue suggestion: The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. With five acres of private gardens, hidden in the heart of London this is the perfect spring wedding location! Complete with a large and elegant marquee, you and your guests will be able to enjoy the day whether the sun shines or it happens to start raining.


Summer weddings

It’s no secret that summer weddings have always been hugely popular. The promise of hot, sunny days and warm evenings set the scene for the perfect outdoor wedding. As the days get longer, tying the knot in the height of summer brings a multitude of opportunities to celebrate outdoors… Just remember to pack the sunscreen!

Choosing a venue with a large outside space means your list of entertainment ideas just trebled overnight! Guests won’t want to come inside, so give them all the more excuse to be in the sunshine with fairground or sports day themed entertainment. For something a little more sedate, how about setting up croquet or easy summer party activities like hook-a-duck or giant noughts and crosses? A treasure hunt is the perfect summers game to entertain the younger guests (should they be invited).

Wedding planning for June, July, and August means you can really go to town with colour schemes. Fashion bouquets and centrepieces around some of the seasonal flowers and create something truly unique with unusual choices like Sunflowers and Delphiniums. Brides and bridesmaids have an even wider choice when it comes to choosing the perfect dress, as they won’t have to worry about covering up to keep warm! The groom and ushers can opt for light linens and neutral colours, keeping cool whilst still looking smart. Incorporate a pop of colour with a bright bow tie or boutonniere!

Summer is the ideal season to get creative with the menu. Guests won’t want anything heavy, so take the opportunity to play around with the fantastic, fresh produce on offer throughout the summer months. Extend that creativity and wow guests with funky cocktail ideas, using some of the delicious summer fruits grown throughout the UK.

Summer’s seasonal flowers: Gardenias, Freesias, Orchids, Irises, Hydrangeas, Roses, Delphiniums, and Sunflowers.

eve’s venue suggestion: Dartmouth House. Featured in a number of iconic television shows, this stunning Georgian Townhouse and courtyard, with a French Chateau appearance, is as stunning as they come. Surrounded by elegance and opulence, the suntrap marble courtyard really is the perfect location for a memorable and elegant summer wedding.

Autumn weddings

Ever heard the saying a picture speaks a thousand words? If you’re wondering when to plan your special day to make sure you get some stunning shots of you and your special someone, then you’ll hit the jackpot with an Autumn wedding. Autumn is the perfect time to get some truly magical photos, just ask any wedding photographer! Picture this, the warm, golden light peeping through the trees on a misty morning creating the perfect atmosphere, capturing the undeniable romance in the air. The photos you take on your wedding day will be forever cherished, no matter when you decide to tie the knot, but if you’re wanting something truly heart-warming, Autumn is the season for you.

Following on from this theme, choose an Autumnal colour scheme to perfectly compliment the warm ambient light. Whilst there might be less variety than perhaps Spring or Summer, there are some spectacular options for an Autumn wedding. Bright oranges and deep reds will stand out against the bride’s white dress. Lay the floor with crisp leaves in all their burnt orange variety and dress the tables with pinecones and warm candlelight for a more rustic affair. If a full-blown rustic wedding is your thing, there is no better season than Autumn with the crisp morning sunshine and glowing evening sun.


Autumn’s seasonal flowers: Dahlias, Gerberas, Roses, and Chrysanthemums.

eve’s venue suggestion: Goldsmith’s Hall. Corinthian columns, stained glass windows, walnut panelling, gold leaf and sparkling chandeliers complement the ambience of a grand Autumn wedding perfectly. The colours filling the venue are sure to make any photos stand out and capture the romance of the day.

Winter weddings

I’m dreaming of a white…wedding! You may not think it, but winter weddings are actually a popular choice amongst couples. There is a reason why some of the most romantic films are set at Christmas time with the darker evenings, twinkling lights, and cosy fireside ambience. A winter wedding opens up so many options for a heart-warming affair. Roaring fires and the glow of candlelight will set the scene for a romantic reception and serve hearty, hot dishes and drinks to keep guests warm from the inside out. One of our favourite things about a winter wedding is the food! Making the most of seasonal food like rich meats and root vegetables makes serving a traditional roast or rich, filling main course so much more accessible, whilst also being environmentally friendly! This is the time of year when root vegetables are in season in the UK, so you can support local British farmers at the same time.

Misty mornings are the perfect setting for a romantic photoshoot, as the mist swirls around you you’ll have a classically beautiful and timeless shot. The silvery grey hue of the winter light first thing in the morning will make the bride’s white dress and groom’s dark suit stand out, add a pop of colour with some bright red roses and you’ll have yourself a magical moment captured forever.

On a more practical note, if you’re looking for ways to create your dream wedding but you’ve given yourself strict instructions to stick to a budget, then winter might be your best bet. Considered off-season for weddings, venues often offer their spaces up at a discounted rate throughout the winter months. This is the perfect option if you want a beautiful venue, that’s perhaps out of your budget in the summer months. And just think about all the different wintery ways to decorate! Ice sculptures, fairy lights and candles are perfect for a winter wonderland wedding.

Winter’s seasonal flowers: Hellebores, Narcissi, Anemones, Ferns, and Catkins.

eve’s venue suggestion: Ironmongers’ Hall. Rich in history, this Tudor style hall creates a warming atmosphere perfect for winter. Its high ceilings and oak panelling accompanied by a magnificent staircase make it a grand and opulent space. Alongside a charming courtyard and fountain, it’s the dream set up to get those stunning misty morning shots with the striking building in the backdrop.

Looking for the perfect wedding venue but aren’t sure where to start? Get in touch with our wonderful team of event planners to start organising your dream wedding. Whether it’s taking place in summer or winter, we’d be happy to help make sure no stone is left unturned for your big day.