Bringing the beach to your summer wedding

Bringing the beach to your summer wedding.

The fun of the seaside is synonymous with summer, so it should come as no surprise that the beach theme is popular for weddings big and small.  You don’t need to head to some far-flung location or a sandy shore at home to do the beach theme justice, however. 

Read on to discover our top tips for bringing the beach to you on your summer wedding day, no matter how far away you are from the coast.

Pick the perfect venue

Here at St Audries Park, you can enjoy the best of both country and coast on your summer wedding day. Our beautiful manor house offers a magical, fairy-tale setting to say “I do” and really celebrate in style. Beyond the 100 acres of tranquil deer park, sits the Bristol Channel and the most stunning coastal views.

Elsewhere within the house and grounds, you’ll find plenty of scenic spots, including these picture-perfect locations.

Couples marrying at St Audries Park can do so within budget too. Our range of all-inclusive, exclusive-use wedding packages provides everything you need to enjoy a beach-themed, summer wedding on home turf.

Dress for the occasion

Your dress code and the attire of the bride, groom and wider wedding party can also be tweaked with your beach theme in mind. Think light, breezy and breathable when making those all-important big-day fashion choices.

For the bride, a flowing, chiffon style that catches the breeze will go down a treat. Complement your beautiful beach style with one of these fresh, summer-inspired bridal hairstyles. Linen offers an alternative suit material that’ll help get the groom and his groomsmen beach-ready too.

Let the beach inspire your décor

The beach offers so much inspiration for your wedding decorations. Seashells, starfish, driftwood and nautical ropes can all be used to add a touch of seaside charm to your ceremony and reception. You can also use natural elements like sand, rocks and candles (fully encased or LED) to your advantage.

The beauty of an ocean setting can be reflected in your colour palette too, just take this advice from Colors for Wedding:

“The most popular beach wedding colours are usually soft and muted hues that reflect the natural surroundings, such as shades of blue, green, and beige. Some of the most popular beach wedding colour palettes include turquoise and coral, blush and gold, and navy blue and white.”

Refresh and entertain with coastal flair

Keep your guests refreshed, cool and comfortable in the summer sun by serving a selection of beach-friendly beverages. Tropical cocktails, chilled wines, and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks are certain to be appreciated by your guests and are complemented further by a light, fresh, seasonal menu.

Add the same coastal flair to your wedding entertainment by hiring a steel drum band, ukulele players or giving the DJ a beach-themed playlist.

Host your ceremony at sunset

Our wonderful coastal views look even more mesmerising at sunset, which makes the golden hour the ideal time to kickstart your wedding timeline. Couples looking to host their ceremony at sunset can do just that with our Twilight wedding package. You can find out more about our formal and informal twilight offers right here.

If you have any questions relating to having your wedding at St Audries Park, please don't hesitate to call Sally via the contact details below:


T: 01984 633 633

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