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Weddings And The Weather: An All You Need To Know Guide

Katherine Grant

Incredibly, more than 9 in 10 Brits have talked about the weather in the last six hours, not surprising seeing as how Britain’s weather is famously unpredictable!

The weather can cause real dilemmas with wedding planning,  especially if you’d like much of the day to be outside. Or perhaps you are hoping for a crisp snowy day for a winter wonderland wedding!

Well here at HQ we love a good chat about the weather (who doesn’t!), and we also love a good stat, so here we are with Weddings And The Weather: An All You Need To Know Guide…

Sunshine Vs Showers

We all know that July and August are the hottest months of the year, but did you know that May and June actually have less rainfall and more consistent temperatures?  Check out our Outdoor / Garden venues with beautiful manicured gardens, classic English walled gardens, and DIY fields.

Hestercombe Gardens wedding venue, Taunton, Somerset
Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

Stats: October has the highest average rainfall at 9.7mm while May has the lowest at 58.4mm.

Great Fosters wedding venue, Surrey
Great Fosters, Surrey

Hit The Beach

If dipping your toes in the sea is high on your wedding wish list you may want to consider an early September wedding, as this is when the sea is at it’s warmest.  Take a look at these beach venues to get you in the mood for a trip to the seaside.

Lusty Glaze Beach Wedding Venue
Lusty Glaze Beach Wedding Venue, Newquay

Stats: UK sea temperatures reach up to 18 degrees in September, and dip as low as 6 degrees in February and March.

Raithwaite Estate wedding venue, North Yorkshire
Raithwaite Estate, North Yorkshire
Beach Weddings Bournemouth, Dorset
Beach Weddings Bournemouth, Dorset

Let It Snow

There really is something magical about a white snowy wedding, but finding the perfect weather for one is quite a feat!

Pentillie Castle wedding venue, Saltash Cornwall
Pentillie Castle, Saltash

Stats: Not surprisingly Scotland has the highest chance of snow with the white stuff falling on 38.1 days of the year, while Cornwall has the lowest chance with an average of 7.4 days of snow.

Loch Ness Castle wedding venue, Scotland
Loch Ness Castle, Scotland

Use our ‘browse by region’ feature to look up Scottish and Northern venues for a snowy ceremony.

The Big Chill

Candlelit dinners, a cosy ceremony in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace…what’s not to love about a winter wedding? But if you thought October or November would see you wrapped in lush furs then think again. January and February, although not the most popular months to get married, are by far the coldest, and you are guaranteed to get a magical atmosphere with the natural darkness.

Leez Priory wedding venue, Chelmsford, Essex
Leez Priory, Chelmsford

These Country and Manor Houses are a dream for winter weddings, use the stately decor to add drama to your day.

Nonsuch Mansion wedding venue, Cheam, Surrey
Nonsuch Mansion, Cheam
Avington Park wedding venue, Hampshire
Avington Park, Hampshire

Stats: January and February have maximum temperatures of 7 degrees and lows of just 2 degrees, and only 8-9 hours of sunlight, perfect for romantic candlelit weddings.

The Lost Village of Dode wedding venue, Luddesdown, Kent
The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

We hope we have helped you to navigate the stormy clouds of wedding weather, but if you are still unsure of the perfect venue for your wedding then still head over to where you’ll find hundreds of venues suited to all seasons across the UK.

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