How to host a beach-themed wedding whatever your location

With the warmer months fast approaching, many of us can’t help but feel those summer vibes! Summer is no doubt a wonderful and magical time of year, a fact that makes it the most popular time to tie the knot in the UK. If you want to go one step further and let this beautiful season serve as inspiration for the big day itself, you may be considering hosting a beach themed wedding.

Cool, colourful and inspired by summer, a beautiful beach themed wedding is a great choice no matter how far away your venue is from the coast. Thankfully, you don’t have to jet off to some far-flung location or get sand between your toes to craft a coastal theme that you and your guests will love with our top tips for a beach themed wedding.

Go coastal with your venue

With fantastic, never-ending views of the coast, the rolling Quantock Hills, the Bristol Channel and beyond, St Audries Park is the perfect place to host your beach themed wedding.

St Audries was even voted ‘Best Coastal Wedding Venue’ at the British Wedding Awards 2019, one of the most prestigious wedding awards in the UK and an accolade you’ll agree is well deserved once you visit our wedding venue in person.

Our wedding venue offers the very best of both worlds, teaming inspiring views of the coastline with 100 acres of tranquil deer park and a beautiful country manor house.

Be inspired by all things nautical

From flowers and foliage traditionally found by the sea to flourishes made of shells, pebbles, driftwood, coral, fishing nets and hessian on your wedding tables, there’s lots to love about coastal-inspired wedding décor.

By going back to nature, you can create an authentic, beach-style theme that looks great whatever your location or the weather outside.

Get your wedding colours just right

Complete your wedding scene with a coastal colour scheme. As well as classic blues and coral pinks featuring heavily at beach themed weddings, a combination of mint green, peach pink and watermelon pink works perfectly.

This nautical-inspired colour combo is bang on trend for 2022 too as Wedding Forward explains:

“Upbeat, vibrant, and perfect for a beach wedding this color combo screams summer fun… To get the full scope of this color combo, envision mint green bridesmaid dresses paired with lovely peach pink bouquets wrapped with a watermelon pink ribbon. There is something about these wedding color combinations that remind us of beautiful flowers and aged green sea glass making it the most perfect wedding color for the summer months.”

Keep it light, bright and airy

The beach theme should continue with your lighting scheme. Our Victorian Orangery, complete with a golden aisle, is full of natural light making it the perfect ceremony setting for beach themed weddings undercover.

The setting brings the outside in to ensure the light, bright and airy feeling you’d expect beachside, without the hairstyle destroying weather conditions!

By night, our beautifully lit orangery is just as impressive. Whilst the addition of other lightings, such as festoon and fairy light features, will provide a magical beach-inspired setting where you can dance the night away.

Match your wedding style to the occasion

You don’t have to don Hawaiian print shirts and flip flops to encompass the beach style. Dressing for your beach wedding can be classy and laid back with the right dress or suit, accessories and wedding footwear.

Bohemian and Grecian designs made from light, breezy fabric are great choices for beach-inspired bridal ensembles. Grooms look great in casual suits that have been tailored to perfection. Bridesmaids can also complement the beach theme with bold dress colours and mix-and-match shapes.

Let your wedding menu do the talking

With the right food and drink, you can really cement that coveted beach theme. At St Audries, guests can enjoy something different from the average come evening.

Our hog roast and barbecue menus are popular alternatives to the traditional buffet. These menu options complement that laid back beach style, and never fail to impress.

To discover more about why St Audries is the perfect venue for your beach themed wedding, book a viewing or take a virtual tour today.

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:


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