There’s a reason summer is the most popular season of the year for weddings… those long sunny days, beautiful blue skies, gardens bursting with greenery and flowers and the chance to make the most of our charming countryside. With seven acres of smart landscaped grounds, including a romantic shimmering lake, summer weddings at Manor By The Lake are simply breath-taking.
If you love the idea of an English country garden affair, the opportunities are endless, with not one, but three intricate licensed outdoor ceremony areas to choose from for a summer ceremony. Whether you choose the ITALIAN PAVILION, the LAKESIDE PAVILION or even the MANOR ARCHES for your very special ceremony. In summer the manor is light and bright if you prefer to celebrate inside or mix it up with some parts of the day in the great outdoors and other parts in the sublime indoor spaces.
Summer wedding colour palette
Summer is a playful and happy season, so don’t be afraid to go bright and bold with your colour scheme. Festival themes with pops of fuchsia pink, sunflower yellow, bright blues and vibrant purples inspired by the in-season flowers work particularly well during this season.
Although, if you like things a little more classic and muted, pastels that are so popular at Spring weddings also work very nicely during the summer months. Be inspired by Manor By The Lake’s lush green gardens too, with plenty of fresh green touches in your colour scheme.
Summer decor ideas
Think about what you love most about summer and let that inspire your theme for the day. If you’re both keen festival goers, why not incorporate a festival theme into your day with tipis and plenty of live music?
Do you love trips to the coast? Consider a stylish nauical, seaside inspired look. Does summer make you think of holidays? Think about letting your love of travel inspire the decor, with pretty postcards of your trips together and using inspiration from around the world. On warm days you can bring the indoors out too, with plenty of bunting, chandeliers hanging from trees and seating areas on the lawn.
Summer wedding flowers
When it comes to choosing your floral style you’re in for a treat, because many glorious flowers are in full bloom in summer. If you like your flowers to make a statement, think about choosing impactful sunflowers or calla lilies, which look particularly stylish on their own in a bouquet.
For a more tropical and exotic look there are dahlias, gardenias and gerberas and for a really romantic look think about freesias, roses, gypsophila and alstroemerias.
Summer wedding menus
Does anything say summer more than an al fresco Pimm’s reception? Just imagine this scene in the enchanting gardens of Manor By The Lake with your guests playing lawn games and the glorious mansion house as the backdrop. Pure heaven. Fruity cocktails, and crates full of beer help to create a laid-back summery vibe, but make sure to provide some lovely alcohol-free options like elderflower or lemonade on those hot days too.
This is the perfect season for more relaxed dining options like hog roasts, and oyster and antipasti stations, while tasty salads and light dishes will reflect the carefree, bright feeling of the season.
Looking for more inspiration? Take a look at a selection of REAL WEDDINGS at Manor By The Lake and gather some inspiration!
Or you can take a tour of the manor and experience it for yourself!