Winter or Summer Wedding?

12 April 2015

Choosing the right date for your big day is a huge decision and you’ll probably have arguments for and against each season.

Summer Weddings

Summer weddings are definitely the most popular with brides and grooms alike. Couples imagine the sun shining, glorious photographs, guests enjoying an al fresco drinks reception and not an umbrella in sight. However, with that idyllic wedding (which unfortunately can sometimes get washed away with the unpredictable British weather!) comes a price tag. Sought after dates are priced accordingly and you’ll find yourself paying for a summer wedding, especially on a Saturday. If you’re intent on having a summer wedding, you could consider compromising by choosing a midweek date.

Tip: Look for discounted late availability dates if you're happy to plan your wedding in less than a year.

Winter Weddings

Opting for a winter wedding is likely to save you money as winter is classed as off-peak by most wedding venues. You can also enjoy a warm, cosy venue in which to celebrate with your wedding guests. By choosing a December wedding date you’re also likely to have the added benefit of Christmas decorations which could help you save on your own styling of the venue.

Tip: If you opt for a late November wedding, ask your venue if they would consider putting up the Christmas decorations early. Remember to check on the colour scheme to make sure yours doesn't clash with the decorations!

Hothorpe Hall

Leicestershire wedding venue Hothorpe Hall offers fantastic winter weddings in the comfort of a grand manor house, with the added benefit of Christmas decorations throughout December, late November and early January (on request). Summer weddings have the benefit of around 8 acres of gardens for you and your guests to enjoy, including a children's playground and a terrace with stunning views which is ideal for your drinks reception.

If you’re looking for a Leicestershire wedding venue and are wanting to keep the cost down, it might be worth checking out Hothorpe Hall’s Winter Wedding offer for remaining 2015 dates at just £7500, or late availability Spring, Summer and Autumn dates in 2015 for £6500. See Our Weddings Page

You can discuss your wedding plans and venue requirements with one of Hothorpe Hall's wedding team on 01858 881500.

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