Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of an outdoor summer wedding. There’s something magical about being outside on a summer day on your special day…it may be the blue skies, the bright sunshine and the hope of a love that lasts a lifetime.
However, I’m not the only one dreaming of an al fresco wedding. In the UK 40 percent of weddings are held outdoors and regardless of the British weather not being the most reliable, the demand has increased by an average of 60 percent every year.
As there aren’t many options in the City or central London, the most popular locations are either the countryside or the beach, Luckily for you, Gibson Hall is not only a beautiful historic venue, perfect for an indoor wedding, but we are also great for an outdoor wedding since we’ve got a secret Garden, but shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!
Fortunately, our Garden is a licensed wedding venue for ceremonies up to 200 guests and the best thing about it is that we have wet weather options. Yes, you heard it right… we’ve got an indoor space waiting just in case the weather doesn’t decide to be kind to you on your special day. We can quickly turn things around and move everything to our Garden Room where you can have your beautiful ceremony. Best of all, the Garden Room is not only there as a backup plan, it’s also great for a drinks reception.
There are several factors to consider when having an outdoor wedding and decoration should never be at the bottom of your list. We work with the amazing TEHC, The Event Hire Company. They are experts in wedding venue styling and have the experience and expertise to transform any venue, no matter what size. With over 50 weddings a year, TEHC’s team of stylists are well versed in taking a blank space and bringing out its beauty through personal and bespoke styling.
Our events managers and suppliers can provide you with all the tools you need for your BIG DAY. If you’re looking for an outside space to host your ceremony or reception then look no further: we can make your dreams come true whether or not the sky is blue.
By Karen Lohana
Sales and events executive