Autumn and Winter Weddings

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Autumn and Winter Weddings

Summer may be the most popular season to get married in the UK, however at Thirsk Lodge Barns we are not limited by the weather, and the Autumn and Winter months still provide an excellent time to have your wedding!

Read on to find out the advantages of an Autumn or Winter wedding…

1. The weather

Let’s get straight into it, the main reason the summer months are often most popular is because couples are hoping for a warm, sunny day.

Although you probably shouldn’t plan for a fully alfresco drinks reception during the later months of the year, our sheltered courtyard often gets used right through October into November, and it is likely you will still have the opportunity to go outside for photographs. In the event that is is too wet or windy to have your group photos outside, then our wall of fairy lights provides the perfect alternative backdrop.

As we tell all our couples, you can’t control the weather. You might book a peak August date, and still end up with rain, we are in Yorkshire after all!

If the weather isn’t on your side, the Barns benefit from not having to go outside as all our areas are interconnecting and our separate Dining Room means we don’t have to send your guests outside whilst we turn a room around.

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2. Availability

As Spring and Summer dates get snapped up quickly, if you decide on an Autumn or Winter wedding you will often have more dates to choose from. This also means you are more likely to be able to book your preferred suppliers rather than making compromises.

Your friends and family may also be more available in these months as chances are they will be attending more than one wedding in the Summer so an off-peak wedding may be more appealing!

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3. Colour and styling

We love the Autumn Winter colour themes; rusty oranges, reds, dusky pinks, greens and golds. They really make a statement in months where the weather may be a little bit duller.

Autumn and Winter are also the perfect seasons for textures such as velvet, satin, sequin, tweed and faux fur. From bridesmaid dresses, table decorations to suits and ties… the possibilities are endless!

Winter weddings are also the perfect opportunity to have a black tie wedding, guests love getting all dressed up ahead of the festive season.

4. Candles, sparklers and fire pits

Losing the light earlier on your wedding day does mean that you need to plan timings with your photographer strategically, however the darker evenings really give you a cosy atmosphere. Plus a darker evening reception often means more guests hit the dancefloor!

At Thirsk Lodge Barns our gorgeous wall of fairy lights not only gives you the perfect ceremony backdrop, it also provides the perfect place for group shots if you are unable to get outside!

We also allow real candles in the Dining Room which add a real ambience to your Wedding Breakfast.

Our courtyard still looks stunning in the evening, with the uplit olive tree and heated stables. Why not hire our fire pits and bring marshmallows for guests to make smores. Sparklers are a big hit in the evening too!

5. Honeymoon

As well as being off-peak for weddings, an Autumn / Winter date also means you can head off on honeymoon outside of the school summer holidays!

If you are looking at a UK based honeymoon then most holiday cottages and Air Bnbs reduce their prices after the summer season, what could be more romantic that a cosy cottage in the Lake District or Scottish Highlands.

Whilst the weather may be getting colder in the UK, it will be heating up in popular honeymoon destinations such as Bali, the Maldives and the Caribbean. The perfect excuse for some winter sun!

Autumn and Winter are such lovely seasons to tie the knot, hopefully this blog post has given you reason to consider a wedding during the later months of the year…


We certainly had a hard time choosing from all the gorgeous Autumn Winter wedding photos we’ve been kindly sent!