Wedding Table Ideas

You want to create that WOW factor when your guests walk through the reception room doors. Sometimes just the simplest of ideas can be really effective and you don’t need a big budget to achieve a stylish table setting. This blog shows you some fantastic ways to style your wedding tables!

Simple & Rustic

Long banquet style tables are really popular nowadays and create a relaxed atmosphere. Wild flowers and ivory bistro candles are inexpensive and look lovely. You could even style this yourselves with recycled glassware like jam jars and twine!

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Foliage & Table Runners

I love foliage as the table centrepiece! It’s great for creating a rustic look and you can style with or without flowers if you’re keeping to a budget. You can also dress with a table runner, candlesticks and holders.

Lace can make you think of a traditional wedding but here, as a table runner, it looks so modern and elegant. Pair with clear glassware and table accessories for a classic, understated look.

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Table Plans

There is always the anticipation at weddings for guests to find out where they are sitting! Mounted table plans are perfect for propping on an easel or outside your venue.

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Modern Place Settings

Raffia is a simple way to style your table settings. Paired with linen or cotton napkins, this idea is really effective. The natural colour looks great with any colour too and perfect for a coastal theme or rustic wedding.

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Wedding Menus

A lovely addition to your wedding stationery are printed wedding menus as guests really appreciate knowing what will be served. Create a truly beautiful table setting by placing an individual wedding menu for each guest paired with a personalised place card.

PaperLove inc. ribbon place cards are hand-finished with a copper eyelet and stylish knot. For x2 place cards entwined with ribbon, you can specify the wording for each card. For example, the smaller card could note your wedding date, names or initials.

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Tall Centrepieces

Create drama with tall floral centrepieces. Classic wedding foliage like ivy and eucalyptus look stunning overhanging from the display. Be careful when choosing heights for your centrepieces though to ensure guests will be able to see each other without ducking under flowers!

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Floral Arrangements

You can also style your floral designs with everyday objects like wooden crates and lanterns. Create lovely keepsakes by personalising wooden crates; ideal for growing herbs, using as storage or even sending as wedding memory boxes for close family and friends.

Lanterns look amazing amongst foliage and flowers. They are also a much safer way to have candles burning at the table. As the evening draws in, you can easily move the lanterns to a cosy area or outside.

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10 Beautiful UK Barn Wedding Venues

Engaged and looking for a U.K. wedding venue that’s not your standard hotel or country house?

Renovated barns have been opening their doors to the wedding industry over the last few years and have become ideal venues for creating a fun-filled day with a difference.

Popular for a uniquely relaxed and stylish appearance, barns are perfect for creating a modern day wedding. With a rustic appearance and picturesque scenery, you often don’t even need to travel far away from the city to locate one of these U.K. gems!

 1. Tythe Barn, Priston Mill

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Location: Priston | Capacity: 140 | www.pristonmill.co.uk

Nestled in the lovely village of Priston, Tythe Barn is situated 6 miles from Bath and 12 miles from Bristol. With enclosed gardens and meandering path leading to the venue, it’s impossible not to instantly fall in love! Inside the reception area you will find an inviting space with comfortable seating and a wood burning stove; perfect for greeting guests and relaxing in the evening.

2. Cripps Barn

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Location: Cirencester | Capacity: 150 | www.crippsandco.com

This authentic 18th century stone barn is situated in the stunning Cotswolds countryside, a stones throw from the well-renowned market town, Cirencester. The barn features flag stone floors, an open fire place and a large south facing terrace with fire-pits and a bonfire in the garden. Cripps Barn is known for their barbecues, rotisseries and feast style sharing platters served at the table.

3. Hyde House & Barns

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Location: Stow-On-The-Wold | Capacity: 150 | www.hydehouse.co.uk

In 2018 Hyde House opened their new ceremony barn, The Grange. With a beautifully landscaped garden and far-reaching views across the Cotswolds countryside, this is an idyllic setting for a wedding. There is also accommodation in the main house with 20 modern and delightful rooms. Guests will have exclusive use of the venue and its ground for your entire wedding day.

4. The Mill Barns

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Location: Bridgnorth | Capacity: 170 | www.themillbarns-venue.co.uk

The Mill Barns is a stunning waterfront venue offering couples exclusive-use of three magnificent oak framed wedding barns, luxury onsite accommodation, eight acres of mature landscaped gardens and mesmerising water features. They also have no corkage fee which is perfect for helping you plan within a budget!

5. Fitzleroi Barn

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Location: Pulborough | Capacity: 120 | www.fitzleroibarn.co.uk

Set amongst the rolling hills and farmland of West Sussex, this 400 year old barn is full of rustic charm. The secluded location offers a tranquil setting for your wedding and features a large, enclosed courtyard for reception drinks and entertainment. With only one event per weekend, you will also have access the day before for set up and decoration.

6. Manor Farm Barn

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Location: Bicester | Capacity: 100 | www.manorfarmtythebarn.co.uk

Manor Farm Barn was built during the 16th century in the picturesque village of Marsh Gibbon. The venue is conveniently located close to Bicester, Buckingham, Aylesbury and also the M40. The exposed beams and tall ceilings create a wonderful atmosphere and space to style as you like. Outside the barn is a beautiful and spacious walled garden ideal for your reception drinks.

7. Stokes Farm Barn

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Location: Wokingham | Capacity: 100 | www.stokesfarmbarn.co.uk

Situated on a working farm, Stokes Farm Barn is an idyllic location with stunning countryside views across luscious fields. The animals are a real attraction with younger guests too! The Victorian timber barn is full of character, complete with a balcony bar and floor to ceiling windows.

8. Wick Farm

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Location: Farleigh Hungerford | Capacity: 100 | www.wickfarmbath.co.uk

Set within 37 acres of peaceful countryside, Wick Farm is located 7 miles from the historic city of Bath. The ceremony takes place in the Upper Barn, with its beautiful high ceilings and 600 year old beams. Followed by drinks in the stunning garden overlooking the duck pond and open fields or in the winter drinks are served in the Lower Barn with its vaulted ceiling and oak floors.

9. Sheepdrove Organic Farm

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Location: Hungerford | Capacity: 150 | www.sheepdrove.com

The interior design of this traditional barn is contemporary and spacious with a versatile open plan space. Tucked away in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, yet only minutes from the M4, this is a fantastic location in rural Berkshire. Sheepdrove is also a working farm and has 9 en-suite rooms sharing a large farmhouse communal kitchen.

10. Stanford Farm

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Location: Shrewsbury | Capacity: 200 (evening) | www.standfordfarm.co.uk

The Stables have been converted into a charming and rustic space, set within a stunning courtyard. The Bull Barn has been converted into a modern and stylish bar using recycled materials. Cow House, the most recent conversion, is a large open space which can hold up to 200 for your evening event. There is also on-site camping with toilets and showers included in the cost of your venue hire.

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Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue

With so many venues to choose from nowadays it can be very overwhelming in this first stage of wedding planning. Whether you are looking for hotel or barn, traditional or modern, one venue or two, below we have listed some top tips to help you make one of the most important ‘big day’ decisions.

1.Firstly and very importantly, you need to work out your guest list. Even if it is just an estimate for now, having an understanding of expected numbers will mean you don’t waste any time looking at venues that can’t accommodate your wedding party.

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2. Location, location , location! You definitely don’t need to determine an exact location from the start but it’s a really good idea to discuss what you both picture as your perfect wedding location. Do you want to be close to either of your hometowns? Would you love to say your ‘I do’s’ abroad?

3. Give yourselves plenty of time. Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time choosing and securing your dream venue. If you’re a couple that really have no idea what you envisage then ensure you are realistic with timeframes and potential date for your wedding. Give yourself enough time to look around as getting the right venue for you will undoubtedly be what makes everything else come together and truly give you a day to remember!

4. And here’s the BIG word that comes up frequently… BUDGET! I know this word can become very taxing but it really is essential to work out your wedding venue budget. With so many add-ons, it’s easy to lose track along the way when doing your research. Also, ensure you enquire with venues about any hidden costs such as extended licenses or additional deposits (i.e. to cover damages) as these can be things that pop up unexpectedly and sometimes very last minute… so be sure to ask these questions before it’s too late!

5. How much planning are you prepared to take on? Would you prefer to have your entire day meticulously planned by the professionals, take full control yourselves or be somewhere in the middle? Your budget may determine this for you but if you truly have your heart set on a full planning service then another option could be to have a smaller ceremony/reception and organise a separate party for all your friends and family.

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Also it’s important to be aware of restrictions with some venues on their packages plus approved suppliers (in particular catering) that you have to choose from. If this doesn’t discourage you, one word of advice would certainly be to carry out your own research on their suppliers. Do a bit of digging and ensure that they will suit your needs and fulfil your expectations.

6. Finally, make a checklist of your non-negotiable’s! If you have this prepared before making enquiries with your shortlisted venues, it will help you narrow down to the perfect one for you! This could be anything from live music to fireworks to confetti, but it will ensure you don’t compromise on your dream day.

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