Christmas Weddings in Suffolk

Christmas is a time of celebration with your friends and family so what could be more perfect than a Christmas themed wedding in December? Weddings at Christmas can be extremely romantic and unique, and can allow you to be really imaginative and creative with your theme.

Christmas weddings in suffolk


VENUES

Suffolk Retreats

Suffolk Retreats is an exclusive wedding venue for up to 150 guests. Set in 9 acres of Private Grounds in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside, Suffolk Retreats offers a variety of options to suit all requirements and budgets. They offer accommodation for up to 24 guests in a combination of The Granary which sleeps 10 guests, 3 handcrafted luxury Yurts, and delightful cottage room for the bride and groom. You can hire their traditional luxury marquee or arrange your own. And catering, bar etc is all up to you giving you complete flexibility. Making this an extra special Christmas venue is the 2 beautiful reindeer. that live on site!


Hintlesham Hall Hotel is a magnificent luxury country hotel offering a fantastic venue for a traditional Christmas themed wedding. “Imagine roaring, real log fires, cosy lounges and spectacular decorations...traditional Christmas trees together with our unique mantelpiece garlands entwined with brilliant white fairy lights”. Imagine that and you have Hintlesham Hall!

Hintlesham Hall at christmas




Christmas Weddings in Suffolk


INVITES
Obviously the holidays can be a busy time for your guests, so ensure you allow plenty of notice when planning your wedding around Christmas and send those invitations early!

Christmas wedding invites


FLOWERS & DECORATIONS
Suffolk Wedding florists

Christmas flowers for your wedding, such as poinsettias, make wonderful table decorations, and you could even incorporate candles, holly wreaths, ivy and pine cones for a really traditional festive wedding centrepiece.

Whether you opt for a classic red, gold and green Christmas theme, or a more modern silver and white winter wonderland, the great thing about a wedding at Christmas is the abundance and choice of decorations. Christmas trees, pine cones, and pomanders are not only visually beautiful but the scent will be magnificent for your guests on arrival. Mini stockings filled with chocolate coins and candy canes, or even personalised Christmas baubles hung on a Christmas tree, would make perfect wedding favours.

There is, of course one decoration which is free and very magical...snow! And Suffolk certainly hasn’t been short of snow over the past few years. Your Christmas wedding could be picture perfect if you are lucky enough, just imagine the wedding photos. If you are planning a Christmas wedding and snow is a real possibility then you must ensure you keep an eye on the roads and transport links as it can play havoc with guests (and suppliers) travel plans.

Christmas Weddings in Suffolk


CAKE
A Christmas cake would be the obvious classic option, but why not think about offering something unusual like a Christmas Yule Log, Christmas pudding or even mini mince pies?! Cupcakes decorated with a Christmas theme would make the perfect wedding cake if you're not a fan of traditional Christmas cake.
Sugarplum cupcakes woodbridge

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FOOD & DRINK
Why not offer your guests a warming glass of mulled wine on arrival to your reception instead of the usual cava, Pimms or champagne, to really evoke the Christmas feel? Mulled cider is twist on the classic, and would be perfect for a Suffolk wedding.

OUTFITS
A Christmas wedding in Suffolk will most likely be chilly but this is a great chance to be creative with the wedding attire. A mohair cardigan, embellished with beads, or diamante could look gorgeous with your wedding dress, or why not buck against the current trend for strapless dresses and take some inspiration from Kate Middleton’s elegant wedding dress, with long, lace sleeves and train.
Top hats and tails would be perfect for a traditional, Dickensian Christmas theme and Bridemaids with faux fur muffs or a Bride in a sumptuous red velvet cape, trimmed with faux fur would make a real entrance! Find some great Bridalwear suppliers in Suffolk here



Weddings at Christmas may have a ready-made theme to adhere to, but this doesn’t mean it need be predictable - singing Christmas carols at your church ceremony or replacing a classic car with a sledge and huskies could be fabulous additions to your wedding and definitely not something you could do in the summer. So this Christmas why not draw inspiration from the festive season? Just think this time next year it could be you!