Are You Planning a Summer Wedding?

Planning your summer wedding or looking for some last minute tips?

Although summer may feel so far away, it really is only a matter of months in the future and with wedding planning usually taking up to a year to complete, The Old Rectory Wedding Venue know only too well how important planning summer weddings can be.

Set in 4 acres of rolling Essex countryside, the stunning traditionally built wedding venue here at The Old Rectory brings character, class and style to your wedding day – without the large price tag!
Starting with Invites

With summer being a busy schedule for most people, getting the guests you want at your wedding could be difficult. Letting them know in advance, preferably before people start booking holidays, will allow them to plan their summer timeline around the biggest day of your life and they won’t have an excuse not to attend.

Brides.com recommend sending out wedding invitations at least 6-8 weeks before the date but we advise even earlier than this for summer weddings. Also let them know if children are allowed to attend, with schools closed over summer they may need to arrange childcare if not!
Provide Shade Opportunities

Although as humans we love the sun, being outside all day can bear down on some wedding guests. By providing chance for heat relief and spots of shade, your guests will be much more comfortable and will enjoy the day even more than being stood in the glaring sun all day long.

With the chance to hold a wedding with The Old Rectory both indoors and outdoors, you can get the best of both worlds and entertain your guests how you want to. With exclusive access to the whole venue, you don’t have the worry of using too much space or too little and you can head inside whenever you feel like it.
Arrange an Outdoor Ceremony

The Old Rectory Wedding Venue boasts a stunning outdoor wedding area that you can occupy for the whole day or just for your ceremony. With the perfect opportunity for photography you’ll never forget and a chance to soak up the beaming Essex sun, why would you not want to get married outside? We have been lucky to hold many outdoor weddings and civil ceremonies in our time and we are always looking forward to making our next couple’s dreams come true.

As one of the biggest days of your life and one you really want to treasure, getting married outdoors this summer can make your wedding day go down in history.
Outdoor Wedding Tips

Check rules and regulations
Make guests comfortable
Arrange outdoor dining and drinks
Prepare for all weathers
Take care of your guests and some special requirements they may have

Which are all taken care of by the team here at The Old Rectory!
Call Us Today

Find out more about summer weddings with The Old Rectory and call us right now 01268 544 417 to discuss your ideas. With a full team, ready and waiting to plan and organise your wedding, what are you waiting for?

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