Winter vs Summer Weddings

So you’re planning the big day, and the biggest question – since the first big question was popped – is when to have your wedding. There are so many factors to consider in a winter vs a summer wedding, it can seem a little overwhelming unless your heart is already set on one or the other.

Scenery & Weather

While the weather is never guaranteed, no matter the season, it’s still more likely that summer will equal blue skies and – possibly – the sun, and winter means, hopefully, snow. Photos in a winter wonderland with candles burning in the low light, reminiscent of a Christmas card, or out in the rolling green hills with the sun shining and guests out on the lawns into the night, Laytham’s offers the beautiful scenery that suits either.

Indoors & Outdoors

Speaking of being out on the lawn, a summer wedding means guests can happily stay outside most of the day, drinking champagne and enjoying the views, but with a winter wedding, guests will be brought inside. Rather than this being a con however, consider this: roaring fires, fairy lights, mulled wine and mince pies served in the evening. Laytham’s can offer accomodation for up to 26 if you’re looking for an intimate wedding party for family and close friends, or bridal parties.


Mince pies aren’t the only thing to serve at a winter wedding of course – stews, soups, hot chocolate and other winter warmers are all totally at home on a winter menu. Why not go for a Lancashire hot pot while in the area? With a local farmers market every 3rd Sunday of the month, there’s plenty of homegrown ingredients for spreads and buffets to set out on the lawn in warmer weather. And, if none of that suits, the Parkers Arms sits only 1.5 miles away from Laytham’s, with plenty more catering venues slightly further afield.


The time of year is a vital decision for any bride and groom to be, and there’s a lot to consider, least of all your guests. While summer might be your immediate thought for party season and having a good do – good weather usually means good moods – people are also usually in a celebratory mood around Christmas and in the lead-up, so don’t let that put you off! Family and friends travelling in winter may be slightly harder, given unpredictable weather, but summer might equal more things going on already, especially if guests have children. Make sure your guests have somewhere to stay, regardless – for larger wedding parties, the surrounding area boasts plenty more beautiful accommodation, including country homes and B&Bs, so no one will miss out even if they aren’t all under one roof!

Whatever your preference, whether you and your significant met in a swirling snowstorm or a sweltering heatwaves and want to relive the experience when you tie the knot, Laytham’s offers the perfect location for any wedding day party.

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