How to Plan a Winter Wedding

There is something truly magical about a winter wedding. From glittering frost to twinkling lights and ornate festive colour schemes, embracing the seasonal theme is guaranteed to result in an unforgettable day for you and your guests – whether a cosy affair or a big, showstopping celebration.

With the halls of Hampton Court Palace having played host to centuries of festivities, the palace’s wedding team are experts in creating the perfect winter wonderland setting.


Sarah Weller, Events Manager at Hampton Court Palace shares her tips on how to perfect the art of holding a perfect winter wedding.

Hampton Court Palace

Winter Wedding Venues

Your venue is your canvas to bring your winter wedding creation to life.

Opting for a historical venue provides you with a stirring backdrop to make your own and wow your guests. The Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace is one such example as the grandeur and atmospheric historical setting alone help create a magical setting for your special day.

Trust in Technology

Many venues have advanced production and lighting on hand for that extra wow-factor. Being able to bring the outdoors in for your wedding celebration by projecting falling snow onto the walls, subtly evoking the wintry weather – without exposing your party to the cold – can be so impactful.

Artfully placed lighting, such as fairy lights twined around pillars or soft candlelight-effects along the edge of walkways, is a simple yet stunning way of creating a twinkling winter wonderland.

Festive Wedding Flowers

No wedding is complete without flowers! Traditional florals such as ivy, holly and mistletoe instantly evoke the spirit of the festive season. Coupling these with seasonal blooms from pine boughs as table pieces to the rich velvet red of poinsettias is a truly elegant way of theming your florals.

READ MORE: The Most Beautiful Winter Wedding Colour Schemes

Winter Wedding Food

In the winter months we traditionally enjoy more hearty and warming fare, so creating a wedding menu that reflects the conviviality of the season is the perfect way to incorporate the theme into the catering on the day.

Many venues work with hand-selected caterers who are well versed in delivering bespoke menus with that all-important personal touch.

Whether holding an intimate ceremony or a large-scale wedding, theming your big day with seasonal touches is a simple yet stunning solution to ensure your wedding stands out from the crowd.

For more information on holding a wedding at Hampton Court Palace contact 020 3166 6507 / hamptoncourtpalaceevents@hrp.org.uk

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