There is an unexplainable quiet beauty in a vineyard wedding.
Neat lines of grapes and vines tucked in the countryside leave you breathless. The open blue sky with clear views of the cotton-like clouds unleashes the inner child in you. And the play of warm and cold wind touching the skin calms and excites you.
Undeniably, a vineyard wedding is one for the books. And if you want this type of wedding--- surrounded by a natural, astounding, and calming canvas, read on.
Vineyard Wedding Venues in the UK
A vineyard wedding is incomplete without an actual and beautiful vineyard. Though you can decorate a venue with grapes and vines, an authentic vineyard is something else. And to help ease the stress of finding that romantic location for your special day, we listed some of the gorgeous vineyards in the United Kingdom.
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Location: Holmfirth Vineyard, Woodhouse Lane Holmfirth, HD9 2QR
Price: £3650 - £8250
Capacity: Seating up to 100 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 140 guests for an evening reception
Phone: 01484 691861
Location: Brick House, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon EX6 8HP
Price: £1,300 - £6,000
Capacity: 60 guests for dining and up to 100 guests in the evening
Phone: 07494 204827
Trevibban Mill Vineyard
Location: Dark Lane, Nr Padstow, PL27 7SE
Price: Please request the price
Capacity: 120 guests for a sit-down reception with a further 80 guests for evening celebrations
Location: Waltham Rd, Twyford, Berkshire RG10 0BN
Price: £1,000 - £7,000
Capacity: 100 – 200 guests
Phone: 0118 932 0914
Yorkshire Heart Vineyard
Location: Pool Lane, Nun Monkton, York YO26 8EL
Price: Starting at £1,495
Capacity: 50 – 450 guests
Phone: 01423 330716
Denbies Wine Estate
Location: London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA
Price: £80 per person (minimum 70 guests) and £95.00 package rate (30-60 guests)
Capacity: 20 – 350 guests
Phone: 1306 876616
Location: Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8GG
Price: £5150 - £8900
Capacity: 50 – 200 guests
Phone: 01443 222716
Location: Courtlands Lane, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3NZ
Price: customized based on the client’s budget
Capacity: 25 to 300 guests
Phone: 01395 200921
The Mount Vineyard
Location: The Mount, Church Street, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7SD
Price: £5,099 - £12,165 plus VAT
Capacity: 50 – 150 guests
Phone: 01959 524008
Location: Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Cornwall, PL26 8YQ
Price: £3550 - £5700
Capacity: maximum of 90 day guests and 150 evening guests
Phone: 01726 851101
Location: Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Glenmore Farm, Sliders Lane, Furner’s Green, East Sussex, TN22 3RU
Price: Starting at £6500 inc VAT
Capacity: 120 to 180 guests
Phone: 01825 791561
Location: East St, Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4RY, UK
Price: £15,000 - £25,000
Capacity: 70 – 120 guests
Phone: +44 (0) 2392 632 358
Vineyard Wedding Tips
Now that you have gotten venue ideas for your vineyard wedding, it’s time to add the details. Here are vineyard wedding tips you can incorporate for a memorable wedding day celebration.
A cask is a no-question vineyard icon. Seeing a piece or two of these barrels will make any guest agree that they are in a vineyard wedding. You can use casks as decors for your vineyard wedding in four ways.
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Arrange jewel-toned flowers and white candles on top of them. Afterwards, put them at the altar to serve as a backdrop while exchanging vows.
Another way to use these wooden casks is to create a wall of casks to elevate the extravagance of your vineyard wedding.
Also, you can use casks as wine-tasting station markers. Atop a rustic barrel, adorn a candle holder with pastel-coloured flowers and lady finger candles.
Last, use a cask-shaped chandelier atop a boho peacock chair to inject a boho vibe.
Vineyard Wedding Bridesmaid Dress
A vineyard wedding can be a formal, semi-formal, or casual event. So, to ensure your bridesmaids enjoy the benefit of traditional fashion and the comfort of casual attire, you can let them wear a maxi dress. It is a long dress that reaches down to the ankles or sometimes the floor. A maxi dress comes in light cotton or polyester and different colours and patterns. It may be an informal dress, but it still looks sophisticated enough for a wedding.
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Attire for Guests in a Vineyard Wedding
It might be tempting to set the traditional reddish marsala hue as the guest attire colour. But for a fresh romantic, and intimate feel, request your guests to come in deep blue or green-blue outfits. Ladies can wear floor-length dresses with or without sleeves. You can recommend a scarf or cardigan to keep them warm in the chilly evening if they go sleeveless. And a hat with huge flowers will complete their look. Then, the gentlemen can wear their suits, favourite blazers, and pants. A navy suit, navy blazer, or grey suit and tie would be appropriate.
Vineyard Wedding Activities
What’s a vineyard wedding without wine-related activities like wine tasting and grape stomping?
Bring out the inner-oenologist of your guests with an exceptional wine-tasting experience. With every wedding course during the reception, pair each meal with a different wine. Together with your guests, immerse in an enjoyable and informative vineyard experience.
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Bring in the fun to your vineyard wedding reception with grape-treading or grape-stomping. Traditional winemakers do this to release the juices without crushing the grape seeds and to hasten the fermentation. As a result, people enjoy smoother and more intense-flavoured wines. So, go barefoot with your groom, entourage, and guests during the reception. Stomp on freshly-picked grapes and expect laughter to fill the place.
Wedding Dinner Party
Welcome your closest and dearest guests to an enchanting vineyard wedding party with these romantic details on your big day.
Under the Stars Reception
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Set up long tables and slotted chairs under the setting sun or star-filled night sky. Pop in flowers, foliage, and candles as centrepieces, and allow the surrounding greenery and blue sky to create a breathtaking backdrop.
Sparkling Table Details
Top the gold-lined plate chargers with gold-leaf menu markers for an elegant dining experience.
Vineyard Wedding Favours
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Express your gratitude for your guests' attendance with wood-top personalized wine stoppers. Engrave your and your partner's names, monogram, and wedding date. These wine stoppers will be budget-friendly yet elegant mementoes for your vineyard wedding.
A Romantic Takeaway
While gardens, beaches, and rolling hills are breathtaking, vineyards also have their unexplainable magic. Even without the grand decors, a vineyard can make an event memorable. The quiet and quaint location can offer an instant dramatic and scenic setting.
After vineyard tours in so many UK vineyards, but still not finding your dream wedding? Why not hold an English wine and check out our blogs for more inspirations and tips in barn weddings, country weddings or other intimate weddings?