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By using our shortlist of top five summer wedding locations, finding the perfect venue for your big day is simple. If you are after an idyllic and picturesque surrounding to compliment the summer season, we highly recommend considering any of the following locations.

Summer wedding locations: UK or abroad?

One of the most important features of any wedding is, of course, the venue. Finding one that suits you and your partner, accommodates all of your guests and offers a bespoke service can be quite challenging. Furthermore, when planning a summer wedding, you also need to consider whether you want to stay at home or move the celebration overseas. While the UK has plenty of stunning wedding venues to choose from, sunshine is not always guaranteed, so you may want to consider tieing the knot abroad. If you are still undecided, Weddings Abroad Guide has a useful article that will help you weigh up the pros and cons of getting married in the UK or elsewhere.

Tongole Wilderness Lodge – Malawi

This luxurious wilderness escape promises to make your wedding one of a kind and full of adventure. Boasting secluded accommodation, bespoke wedding packages and breath-taking views, Tongole Wilderness Lodge is the epitome of romance and ideal for a summer wedding. As newlyweds, you will be able to enjoy champagne sundowners and a candelit dinner deep in the African jungle. The lodge also offers accommodation for up to 12 guests so that you can enjoy your intimate wedding with your closest friends and family. As well as relaxing and taking in the tranquil atmosphere the wilderness lodge has to offer, as part of your tailor-made wedding day package, you and your guests can participate in bush activities. Examples of these activities include game drives and bush walks, which are once in a lifetime opportunities designed to make your day even more memorable.

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Photo credit to Tongole Wilderness Lodge.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa – UK

Situated in the heart of the Dorset countryside, Summer Lodge is full of elegance and ideal for those wanting to keep their celebrations closer to home. This location is also perfect if you have always dreamt of having a big wedding as you can opt for a marquee in the garden, suitable for up to 200 guests! However, a UK summer wedding does not always guarantee glorious sunshine. If you are concerned that the unpredictable English weather may not live up to your expectations, wedding photo booth hire is something you can rely on. Regardless of rain or shine, a photo booth is a statement feature for any wedding and can provide your guests with hours of entertainment. You can tailor both your photo printouts and instant social media uploads to your special day using our customised photo options. Not only can you select a pattern to perfectly compliment your theme, but “Mr & Mrs …” along with the date you tied the knot can also be added, so guests will always have a memorable keepsake to take home with them. All of our booths utilise the latest technology and LED lighting to guarantee the best quality photos, and we’ll even throw in a guestbook to fill with fun booth snaps and messages!

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Crystals – St. Lucia

Crystals St. Lucia is the perfect venue for an exotic Caribbean wedding. Whether you opt for the picturesque landscape of jungle mountains or tranquil sandy beach, Crystals effortlessly creates an unforgettable ceremony that is tailored to your wishes. Once vows have been exchanged, and you have said “I do,” you can then enjoy the TreeTop restaurant and bar with your guests. Built amid five mango trees, you can relax in a glamorous yet elegant setting for your catered reception. Here, you and your guests can dine in style while you enjoy a delicious 5-course dinner consisting of Euro-Caribbean cuisine. When your day comes to an end, and it’s time to unwind, the villas are guaranteed to provide you with the ultimate level of comfort and luxury. Offering private pools, BBQ grills and sun decks, you can think of your wedding as a romantic getaway personalised just for you and your partner.

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Photo credit to St Lucia website.

Kew Gardens – UK

For a wedding ceremony with a botanical twist, Kew Gardens is the ideal location. Boasting 300 acres of beautiful gardens, this venue is perfect for summer and suitable for both intimate and larger weddings. Kew Gardens is exceptionally versatile and offers three different places in which your ceremony and reception can be held. The Cambridge Cottage is home to some of Kew’s finest botanical artwork and can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated dinner and a full evening capacity of 120. However, if need a bigger venue, the Nash Conservatory has a capacity for up to 200 guests. With this building, you can enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows which provide an abundance of natural daylight. Alternatively, you can opt for the Orangery which consists of a large, open plan design, high ceilings and grand, arched windows, perfect for an extravagant wedding.

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The Pavilions – Bali

If your dream summer wedding includes a private tropical paradise, then The Pavilions is where your dreams become a reality. This secluded haven is located in the peaceful seaside town on the East Coast of Bali and is undeniably one of the most romantic destinations in the world. The Pavilions is a place where the importance of privacy and intimacy for newlyweds is of high importance, making it a perfect wedding venue. With a ceremony and reception capacity of 30, this venue is perfect for those wanting a smaller wedding and a peaceful atmosphere. One of the best things about this particular location is that, once your wedding day has come to an end, you can have a relaxing honeymoon in one of the most popular holiday destinations for 2019!

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Photo credit to The Pavilions Bali.

A day to remeber

Deciding on a location you and your partner both love is guaranteed to make your big day full of happy memories. Whether you choose to stay in the UK to say “I do” or travel overseas to tie the knot, your summer wedding will always be a day to remember.

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