Plan a Country Wedding in Glastonbury and Somerset

A Fine Example of a Glastonbury Wedding

Glastonbury, known as a major pilgrimage site for neo-pagans, King Arthur, the Tor and of course, Pilton’s world-renowned Glastonbury Festival, is also an ideal area for getting married in the countryside!

Today, we’re looking at an example wedding that is occurring in the Glastonbury region, and have collected a number of our favourite wedding businesses from www.theweddingsecret.co.uk, based in the nearby area. If you are thinking about getting married somewhere else in Somerset, the same can be applied!

Find out more about Aldwick Court Farm Find out more about Pennard House

Venue

Situated just south of Shepton Mallet, and in the tiny village of East Pennard, lies the idyllic country manor that is Pennard House. This stunning stately Georgian home is just a few miles away from the site of Glastonbury Festival- the heart of Somerset!

If you want to get married away from Glastonbury, then look north to the foot of the Mendip Hills, and adjacent to the lovely Blagdon Lake, where you can find the luxurious vineyard and wedding venue Aldwick Court Farm. Offering an exclusive 5% off overall venue hire when you book them via The Wedding Secret, they put forward a fantastic opportunity to get married in the countryside.

Abbas Marquees

Marquees

If you have a large space or a field at your disposal, you may want to create your very own wedding reception venue! Abbas Marquees, located just up the road from Pennard House- mentioned above – and in the same village that Glastonbury Festival is hosted within- these experts have festivals and tents at their very hearts.

Dress

Those who want to marry out in the countryside will either want a classical, traditional white wedding dress, or something that’s a little different.

 

Visit our wedding dress in Somerset page for more info about local boutiques and dress designers!

Memories Forever

Transport

Butleigh-based authentic vintage car hire company Memories Forever own a lovely pair of 1929 blue Austin saloons, who are provided along with friendly, knowledgeable and appropriately attired chauffeurs.

Cakes

Cakes By Shelleyanne is based out of Yeovil, and she provides divine, hand-baked cakes, edible favours cupcakes, and more for lucky couples across the local area an on to the rest of the South West!

Living The Cream Dine With Style

Catering

If you are planning to set up a real outdoor countryside wedding, then you are going to need a caterer to attend your special day. Peasedown St John-based catering company, Dine With Style is able to cater to all sorts of events, in all sorts of conditions.

Living the Cream is a Somerton-based mobile ice cream tricycle service! A great addition to a summery outdoor wedding.

Flowers

Flowers are synonymous with nature and the countryside. When choosing a florist to represent a countryside theme, it’s important to go for more traditional flowers, those you may associate with an English garden or meadow. The Walled Garden at Mells, near Frome, is a florist perfect for such a cause.

Photography

How Photography, based out of their home in Cheddar, are perfectly poised to capture excellent quality images in the Glastonbury area, and across the whole of Somerset.

How Photography The Walled Garden at Mells

Accommodation

Nearby wedding venues and hotels Pennard House, Bowlish House and Sparkford Hall all offer accommodation if you are looking for a luxurious bed for you and your guests to lay your heads upon – even if you don’t want to hold your reception there.

For a more personalised set of wedding businesses based around exactly where you want to get married, go through and register at www.theweddingsecret.co.uk. Here you can enter the postcode of where you want to get married, taken from the venue’s address, or the nearest town or county to your desired location and our site will provide a bespoke list of suppliers based in terms of distance from you.

Comments

  1. Glastonbury is a very unique place to get married. If you are after icecream Jon at the living the cream is great and can highly recommend after he was at an event I organised. While Lucille and Kaiya at Glastonbury weddings are both lovely.

  2. Isabel says:

    Oh my gosh I adore this article, mainly because I am so completely in love with the idea of a rural country wedding myself – rolling hills on a mild midsummer night, dancing under the stars amongst flowers and trees….I dream of the idyllic rural wedding. Maybe it’s all the movies and tv shows I watch (which admittedly feed off cliches) – but there’s just something so quintessentially English about the rural wedding feel. Not to mention I absolutely ADORE the idea of wooden arhces, curtains of fairy lights and wildflowers strewn over the table…it’s all just so perfect! I used to think for my wedding, that I’d go for a traditional, extravagant, more ‘manicured’ look, but having seen photoshoots and examples of more ‘countryside’ themed weddings, I’ve decided I’d actually like to go for the more relaxed and rural-esque type of wedding. The only problem is I’m not completely sure about the venue. Ideally I’d love somewhere that reflects the country chic feel of barn weddings under the stars, but as it’s England I’m very cautious about going for the whole marquee/barn vibes – simply because of the weather – as I have been to weddings before where the weather has been so dire that people have left much earlier than they normally would have! Because of this I really feel like a hotel wedding is the way to go – but I want to keep it rural ‘oldy worldly’ so to speak. Do you know of any good places in Warwickshire? (This is near where the wedding will be held). I read about somewhere called Nailcote Hall on another site, do you know of any weddings that have been held there? I would absolutely love your advice here because I simply adore your blog x

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