One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is picking a theme for the day. Wedding themes can be based on an era, represent an interest you both have or just be a colour.

There are many different themes to choose from. To give you some inspiration I have collated some ideas from weddings that have taken place here.  

Shabby Chic

Shabby chic was the most popular theme of 2016 and has also remained popular 2017. This theme suits so many venues and can be achieved on any budget.

Last year a couple with a shabby chic theme used beautiful homemade wooden directional signage throughout the venue. In addition smaller versions were used on the tables as place cards and as favours for the guests. theme-shabbychic

A beautiful vintage suitcase was used as the card and gift box. It was re-worked with a beautiful vintage fabric lining and hessian bows.

Luggage tags were used instead of a guest book and had extracts from poems written on the back of them.

To complete the theme homemade bunting was used throughout the venue. There was even a tiny bunting on the wedding cake. 

Something Blue 

theme-somethingblueFor a smaller wedding one of our brides created a striking effect by simply using blue and white accessories to decorate the venue.

Her bouquet was a beautiful mix of hydrangeas, peonies and white roses with a couple of baby blue faux ostrich feathers added to create a unique vintage effect. 

The centre pieces also featured baby blue faux ostrich feathers with tiny lights and foxgloves placed within tall glass vases. 

Beside the Seaside  

In 2015 a couple who transformed our Executive Centre for their ‘Beside the Seaside’ theme.

The ceremony and wedding breakfast rooms were decorated with beautiful nautical themed bunting. Seashells, blue tea lights and fresh wildflowers were used to create striking centrepieces. Place cards were replaced by personalised sticks of rock.theme-seaside

The lounge was a harbour to a sailing yacht with deck chairs, paddling pool and sand pit, beach hut bouncy castle and ice cream machine in the courtyard for those wanting to spend some time at the ‘beach’!

During the evening blue uplighters were used around the dancefloor area. Arrangements made from fish balloons and blue cellophane added to the underwater feel. Around the bar area, the bride had placed blue mason jars and hurricane lanterns. Seashells and rustic netting giving a striking final effect.

It’s all about you…   

Finally the most important thing is to find something that represents you as a couple. If you are working to a budget, invest in a few key pieces that represent you and work with the venues decor. Happy planning!!     



Nicola Sandelance, Celebrations & Events Coordinator