Winter Wonder

Happy newly married couple sitting in tipi around mini bonfire

A Winter Wedding in the Countryside

Bring the magic of a winter wonderland wedding to life in our breathtaking woodland venue.

Our passionate Wedding Team is always on hand to help you plan an unforgettable day for your dream countryside winter wedding.

Newly married couple dancing in winter tipi with warm lighting
Happy married couple celebrating with flowers and hands in the air outdoors in the woodlands

Once the leaves have fallen and twilight arrives early, The Woodlands shows an ethereal quality that you don’t experience in other seasons.

The fallowed trees are lined with sparkling lights and the air holds a freshness for each new day. It truly conveys the feeling of a new beginning unlike any other – the perfect place for you to tie the knot.

For a unique outdoor ceremony, we have The Hideaway, a beautiful rustic structure nestled in the forest. Adorn the trees around you with flower garlands, fairy lights, or decorations sure to catch the winter sunlight. Light your way down the aisle with candle-lit lanterns, adding that cosy, enchanted feeling.

Alternatively, our indoor winter wedding venue is a modern indoor venue, boasting vast windows that will let nature in. Deck this beautiful space with flickering candle displays, tumbling flower arrangements, and wreaths of fir and pine cones. Arrange branches lined with gleaming glass decorations, sparkling stars, and fairy lights to bring the feeling of the outdoors inside.

Wedding setting with warm lighting

Photo credit

Round table with flowers and candles in wedding venue

Colour schemes play a big part in winter weddings.

Delicate blues, whites, and silvers give that magical feel of a stunning winter wonderland, whilst reds, deep greens, and golds convey a sense of cosiness. A beautiful way of bringing these colour palettes into your big day is through gorgeous flower arrangements. Blue peonies and hydrangeas, mixed with white roses and anemones, bejewelled with white berries for that enchanting frosted feeling. Or warming red roses and poinsettia swathed in evergreen leaves and little red berries nestled in wrapped in gold ribbon. If flowers aren’t quite your thing, why not create arrangements of fir branches, mosses, ivy, and pine cones and bring the woodlands right into the heart of your wedding.

Hothorpe Hall drinks

Canapes and cocktails

Our dedicated Chef’s Team have created the perfect menu to enhance your big day. Start your winter themed wedding with seasonally styled canapés, accompanied by warming wintry cocktails.

Hothorpe Hall food

Winter Feast

Embrace winter dishes with sirloin steaks in bourguignon sauce, French beans, and creamed potatoes, or roast lamb with salsa verde, petit ratatouille, and roasted new potatoes in rosemary jus.

Winter weddings food burger

Winter Warmers

Get cosy by the fire with our locally sourced and nature-inspired evening menu. This includes freshly baked wood-fired pizzas in our outdoor charcoal oven, a roaring barbeque and fire pit for flame-grilled burgers and kebabs, or woodcutter bowls full of fragrant worldwide street food.