How to incorporate nature into your wedding
You might feel spoilt for choice when looking for a grand house to host your big event, but it is truly hard to beat the combination of Frensham Hall's elegant house with it's naturally beautiful surroundings. Mature woodland, open lawns and sweeping views provide a wonderful array of space and fresh air.
Located in the heart of the Surrey Hills countryside, we have an abundance of tranquil locations all located a short walk from our main site. The views are exceptional and we’re incredibly lucky to have them all on our doorstep. Being a countryside venue we love it when our couples want to bring some of the stunning outdoors in, let’s discuss how to incorporate nature into your wedding.
The couples that marry with us seem to fall in love with the location almost instantaneously. Many are overjoyed by the thought of using our natural landscapes and rolling hills as a backdrop for their wedding. We like to think that a captivating outdoor setting adds a layer of romance to any wedding. If you have aspirations of incorporating nature into your wedding a venue in a more rural area is always a great start. Thankfully, there is no place that does it quite like Frensham Hall.
One of the best ways to make the most of a wedding venue in nature is by incorporating local flowers and foliage into your decor. Surrey is known for its beautiful gardens and countryside, so consider using local flowers and plants in your centrepieces and bouquets. You could also incorporate elements of the local landscape into your decor. We recommend you discuss what’s viable with your florist as the availability of certain flowers will change with the season.
Take advantage of the outdoors
Granted, this time of year celebrating outside may be a challenge. However, in the warmer months, some venues may allow you to hold your wedding outdoors. Many wedding venues in Surrey have beautiful outdoor spaces that are perfect for a wedding ceremony. Here at Frensham Hall, we have a plethora of beautiful unique outdoor locations:
The Terrace & Lawn
The terrace and sweeping lawn lie along the south facade of Frensham Hall - accessible directly from the
Ballroom, Orangerie and reception area. A flexible open space, the lawns lend themselves to summer
games or modern marquees. The terrace is the perfect place to host drinks and canapés alfresco while
soaking in the outstanding view.
The Walled Garden
The magical walled garden offers a wonderful location for an intimate outdoor wedding. Exquisite
detailing and a pretty lined walkway frame a beautiful entrance for the wedding party. The raised
belvedere cupola creates the perfect stage for wedding vows and beautiful photographs.
Through ornate stone walls, the Courtyard sits just before the main entrance to Frensham Hall. A
sheltered, enclosed area, the Courtyard lends itself to traditional grand entrances and exit, but has also
hosted a small ferris wheel and bouncy castle in its time.
The beauty of Frensham Hall really does lie in the wealth of opportunities which allow for the most
unique events. Just beyond the main house, nestled on the edge of the woods, sits our magical Treehouse
perfect for an intimate woodland ceremony or as a quirky hub to sit alongside your main event.
Beyond the drive and our unique Treehouse runs an expanse of mature woodland. Following the leafy
trails, guests can stretch their legs and soak in the fresh country air. Equally, wedding photographers will
have a plethora of natural backdrops to capture memorable moments of the day.
If you’re having a wedding in nature, taking advantage of the great outdoors for your wedding photos is a must. Surrey is well-known for its stunning countryside, so why not use it as the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos? You could have your photographer capture beautiful shots of you and your partner against the backdrop of some luscious rolling hills.
Although the view may not be officially part of our glorious grounds, but we can't miss out this masterpiece of nature. Regardless of the season, rain or shine, this stunning view is sure to take your guests' breath away. We know we can't take the credit for this majestic backdrop, but Frensham Hall wouldn't be quite the same without it.
Incorporating some local products into your wedding menu is a great touch that some people may not even notice. Despite this, it adds massively to the day and is excellent for the environment and the local farmers in Surrey. We have a talented in-house catering team that prides itself on its abundant use of local produce for our wedding menus. Our in-house caterers provide exceptional quality, creativity and high standards of service. Surrey is home to many fantastic local producers, so consider making the most of what’s available in your wedding menu.
Get in touch
If you’re looking for some more information on how we can make your day the most special of your life, whilst also incorporating nature, feel free to get in touch. Our experienced team will work alongside you to create your perfect day, how you’ve always envisioned it.
Give us a call on 01252 797435 if you’re ready for a chat. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We do our very best to respond to enquiries within 24 hours, during weekdays. Hopefully, you won’t be waiting too long for a response.
We look forward to hearing from you, even if it’s just for a quick chat.