Top Winter Wedding Tips Every Bride Should Know

Our wedding coordinators at The Oxford Abingdon Hotel ,one of the finest wedding venues in Oxfordshire, bring you their top tips for planning an unforgettable winter wedding…


Embrace The Season
There is no denying that winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in the UK and there are many clever ways to incorporate this season into your wedding, from labelled cones for places names and dried oranges and holly berries to decorate the table.


Keep Your Guests Warm
Don’t let the chilly temperatures put a dampener on your big day, make sure you keep your guests warm. Think outdoor heaters, roaring fires, cosy throws or hot drinks on arrival – there are plenty of ways to keep your guests toasty between courses!


Prepare For The Worst
As great as the season can be, it can also be blustery, chilly and wet, too. Make sure you have ample indoor space for guests and provide loved ones with brollies, perhaps even in keeping with the colour scheme.


Choose One Venue
Travelling to and from multiple venues can prove difficult especially if the weather is not on your side. We would suggest that you say your vows and then celebrate in the same place to avoid running into weather delays and mishaps. As one of the top Oxfordshire wedding venues, we are proud to house a licensed civil ceremony destination, which we then turn into a beautiful dining area for your celebration – guests can remain indoors (and much happier) when there’s no travel involved.


Winter Wardrobe
When it comes to dressing for the occasion, we aren’t talking white dresses. We are talking faux fur stoles and chunkier heels for the cooler climate. Dressing you and your bridal party for winter doesn’t have to be dowdy – keep it sophisticated and practical for a memorable day.


Winter Wedding Favours
This is really where you can let your creative juices flow. Give your guests sparklers (great for photographs later in the evening), candy canes (depending on the month) or bottles of whiskey (to warm their cockles). You can have lots of fun with this one, so use your imagination and enjoy!


Planning a wedding out of season can seem a little daunting, but be practical, embrace the season and have fun with it.


The Oxford Abingdon Hotel provides one of the most wonderful winter wedding venues Oxfordshire has to offer.
If you would like more information please call our events team on 01235 541870 or email