Outdoor Wedding Inspiration at Silchester House in Berkshire

A styled outdoor wedding shoot at Silchester House in Berkshire - offering tips, ideas and inspiration throughout.

Silchester House is a perfect wedding venue for outdoor ceremonies in Berkshire

On a some-what sunny summers day at Silchester House, we teamed up with our recommended florist, Sonning Flowers, to create a vision of how you can style your dreamy outdoor, country house wedding in Berkshire. 

Set deep in the Silchester House garden lies the gazebo - the most perfect spot to host your romantic outdoor wedding. With 24-hour exclusivity and staff on hand to cater for your every requirement, your outdoor wedding at Silchester House in Berkshire could be your dream come true. 

Styling an Outdoor Wedding at Silchester House

Sonning Flowers designed an incredible floral feature to fix over the arch of the gazebo, providing beauty, colour and fragrance to wedding nuptials. To enhance the look, small jars filled with rustic blooms sat on the ledges and various jars hung from rungs, adding a touch of elegance to the setting. 

An outdoor wedding set up provides you with a blank canvas for you to decorate in your own way. We chose to line each side of the aisle with metal shepherd’s crook, with floral filled jars followed by white lanterns hanging from each. A painted pallet displaying the order of the day stood ahead of the seating, to give guests an insight of what is to come throughout the day. 

Top Tip: DIY signage is a great way to add a personal touch to your celebration. 

Additional scenes included moss filled hurricane lanterns filled with moss and church candles for woodland themed inspiration. Crates stood on either side of the aisle, decorated with floral jars and lanterns placed to welcome guests with a pretty entrance. 

You can basically decorate your outdoor wedding setting at Silchester House as much or as little as you like. Seating up to 90 guests, the quiet, peaceful ambience of the gardens and venue location could be magnificent if you love the idea of summer nuptials in a wonderful English country garden. 

Be inspired by our outdoor wedding inspiration gallery: 

Things to think about when planning an outdoor wedding 

It’s best to plan an outdoor wedding at Silchester House between May and September as you’re more than likely to get good weather on the big day. However, if you are unlucky, we’ll always have a back up plan set up and ready to go, just in case! 

The ground you walk on may not be even if you choose an outdoor ceremony – even if you lay down a white (or red) carpet. Consider wearing wedges or a cute pair of flats to your outdoor wedding. 

In the height of summer, it may get hot for older guests, so perhaps having favour fans placed on chairs might cool people down during your ceremony. At Silchester House, the newlywed couple and their guests can make full use of the beautifully manicured garden directly after the ceremony. Imagine cool cocktails or a traditional glass of fizz along with canapes being served on the lawn in front of the country house.

Top Tip: Keep little ones entertained by asking to have giant garden games on display. 

10 Outdoor Wedding Theme Ideas 

If you're planning an outdoor wedding and are in search of the perfect theme - the below 10 ideas may inspire you. Once your outdoor wedding ceremony is over, you can continue your wedding theme by decorating your wedding banquet tables accordingly as well as ordering a themed wedding cake. 

  1. Woodland 
  2. Summer floral 
  3. Rustic 
  4. Enchanted 
  5. Romantic 
  6. Festival 
  7. Vintage 
  8. Twilight 
  9. Lovebird 
  10. Book 

Accessory Ideas for your Outdoor Wedding: 

  • Decorative metal Shepherd’s crook featuring ribbed jars full of flowers or lanterns 
  • Painted pallet for Order of the Day 
  • Stacked crates 
  • Aisle carpet 
  • Logs with moss filled hurricane lanterns 
  • Metal lanterns with lit church candles 
  • Chalk board with personalised message / Personalised signage 
  • Florally decorated gazebo (a must!)
  • Hanging jars filled with rustic blooms 
  • Jars hanging from the ends of chairs 
  • Photographic opportunity features such as a floral arch 
  • Decorated benches 
  • Petals decorating the aisle