A Surrey Wedding

Posted on Feb 23 15

Here at earcandy we love local and we try as much as possible to support local businesses where possible, over the years we have had the pleasure working with many local businesses and we often hear great feedback from clients in regards to other local businesses within the wedding industry. With this in mind each month we feature the best local businesses based on our research and feedback from various clients.

 

Today we feature the lovely county of Surrey, if you’re planning a wedding in Surrey then you don’t want to miss out on this great feature as we include everyone from Hotels, Caterers, Venues & Florists. The full package to make your wedding day perfect. You can also view our other feature pieces on Berkshire & Kent and keep an eye on our wedding blog for future updates. Without further ado lets get started planning a Surrey wedding.

A Stunning Surrey Countryside Wedding

Stunning countryside wedding

Have you been dreaming of a gorgeous wedding featuring the Surrey countryside? Sloping hills covered in woodlands with lakes nestled in the valleys or the backdrop of a centuries old manor provide the ideal setting for a memorable wedding. In any season, the Surrey countryside offers venues that will leave your guests breathless. Abundant pink blooms in the springtime, flourishing greenery in summer, an explosion of colour in fall, or a light dusting of snow in winter can each set a romantic mood for your festivities.

If you are ready to plan your countryside wedding, take advantage of the best that Surrey has to offer.

Venue

Surrey has amazing outdoor venues to choose from, whether you prefer traditional English gardens, wooded parks, or medieval castles. Book your preferred location far in advance to ensure that you don’t miss out on your top choice. Consider the season and probably weather for your wedding when choosing your venue. An estate is likely to have indoor facilities if needed at the last minute, while other choices may not.

Photography

Choose a photographer that is familiar with your chosen venue. After all, you want to make the most of the spectacular backdrop in all of your pictures. An experienced photographer will know the best times of day for each of your locations best photographed spots. If not a photographer who is an expert on your venue, at least choose one who is skilled with outdoor photos. Sun, shade, and time of day make significant differences outdoors that do not require attention when using and indoor venue.

Food

Your venue may offer catering services of their own. If not, select a provider who has the necessary equipment and expertise to set up and serve outdoors. Make sure you are aware of what you are expected to provide versus what they will supply. Finger foods are ideal for outdoor festivities since they are easier to eat and carry around. Plastic champagne glasses allow for sophistication without worries about shattering crystal.

Entertainment

Live entertainment is the perfect complement to your natural Surrey countryside setting. Recorded music simply cannot do justice to the unlimited space for sound to carry the way that a live band will. Imagine the nostalgic romance that will abound as you and your new spouse dance beneath the stars surrounded by beauty unlike anywhere else with the band of your choice filling the air with wonderful music.

 

 

 

6 Amazing Wedding Venues in Surrey, England

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Farnham Castle

farnham castleFor history enthusiasts, no wedding venue is more appealing that Farnham Castle. Built in the 12th century, this palace has played host to many historical moments, as well and numerous kings and queens.

The castle’s architecture displays evidence of updates and changes through the ages, embracing the estate’s 900 year history. A stunning setting offering a wealth of English heritage with the benefits of modern amenities, Farnham Castle

 

Wentworth Club

 

Wentworth ClubFor a sophisticated wedding in a gorgeous venue, choose Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey. There is little that Wentworth Club cannot offer your guests, with on-site golf, hotel, spa, and dining.

 

Custom wedding packages are offered in the dazzling elegance of the Wentworth ballroom or 700 acres of Surrey parkland.

 

 

Great Fosters

Great FostersGreat Fosters is an exquisite Elizabethan country manor that continues to offer all of the luxury and sweeping views that is was built to entail. Whether planning a wedding that is indoor or out, Great Fosters has the elaborate English gardens or soaring great hall to accommodate your party.Your reception can last late into the night when your guests take advantage of the 43 immaculate suites to stay the night and enjoy a 5-star breakfast the next morning.

 

 

Pennyhill Park

Pennyhill ParkPennyhill Park offers everything that you need for a luxurious wedding that takes full advantage of the beauty of the Surrey countryside. Ivy creeps up the exterior of this breath-taking estate, while the surrounding gardens and lakes create stunning photo opportunities.

Since Pennyhill is also a hotel and spa, you and your guests can stay and enjoy this lovely estate after the dancing stops. This 19th century mansion is nestled comfortably in 123 acres of woodland and parks, creating the feeling that you and your guests have been transported to your own private world.

 

 

Gate Street Barn

Gate Street BarnWith the unique atmosphere of a medieval long hall, the Gate Street Barn is actually constructed from timbers salvaged from 1987 hurricane damage. This venue is the perfect blend of elegance and environmental responsibility. Surrounded by magnificent gardens, the grounds also include a fully functional organic farm and cattle herd.

 

 

Ramster Hall

ramster hall weddingOffering you options of three halls and a courtyard garden for your festivities, Ramster Hall is a great choice for a beautiful wedding in Surrey. The celebrations can begin in the Courtyard Garden, blooming with colour and greenery it is the ideal place for wedding photos. The Brick Hall can also accommodate reception greetings if outdoor conditions are not cooperating. The Long Hall provides space for a dance floor and a live band. The Great Drawing Room is arranged around an enormous fireplace and adjoins to the Long Hall, so that both spaces can be utilized for large parties.

 

 

 

 The 5 Best Wedding Florists in Surrey, England

Surrey Wedding Florists

 

Letting your loved ones know you care makes them feel special, and sending flowers is always guaranteed to put a smile on their face. Natural beauty, fresh scents and bright colors bring the garden inside with flowers, which means a lovely atmosphere will pervade wherever they’re placed.

 

There are a number of florists in Surrey, England to help you with a fantastic floral arrangement for your wedding, and here are the best five:

 

Serenata Flowers

 Seranata FlowersOffering fresh arrangements at great prices, they have virtually everything you could ever want in regard to flowers. They offer quite a large selection and even offer rush delivery for those last-minute occasions that call for a sweet bouquet. If you’re looking for a bespoke, graceful gift to send for a sweet sentiment, Serenata has everything you could possibly want for your wedding.

 

 

Dobbe’s Florist

 dobbes2Owned by a family of florists and in operation since 1965, they offer local and nationwide delivery for all of your floral needs. Dobbe’s also has gifts that can be included with your arrangement, such as balloons and chocolate, that will add that extra bit of thoughtfulness to an already lovely bouquet. Their shop carries live flowers all year long to benefit your style and needs, no matter when the wedding might be.

 

 

Richardsons

 RichardsonsFor a superb selection of gifts and accessories, you simply can’t go wrong with this florist. In addition to the everyday selection of cards, balloons and other gifts, they also offer creative gifts such as plush toys and stoneware. To show you really care, Richardsons is the place for genuinely bespoke arrangements and authentic greetings that add a special something to your wedding or anniversary event.

 

 

Buds & Blooms

 budsandbloomsThere are some events that call for a florist with professional knowledge and discreet delivery, and for those times there is Buds & Blooms. Specializing in weddings and other large occasions, they offer stylized catering and same-day delivery to local areas; as well, they can also personally deliver your flowers to London. It doesn’t matter if it’s well in advance or spur of the moment – this florist will guarantee you get exactly what you want in a timely manner.

 

 

 

Flowers 77

 Flowers77For a fresh experience unlike anything you’ve seen before, Flowers 77 has exactly what you need. They have a dedicated team of professionals on hand to handcraft the perfect bouquet for your wedding or special event. They offer a large selection of arrangements as well as classes, flower care and exceptional customer care that is sure to create great memories for years to come.

 

 

These florists promise to meet your every need with the utmost care, professionalism and quality you look for and deserve. From everyday “I love you’s” to a cheerful wedding, these are the five best florists in Surrey, England to choose from.

 

4 Best Venues for Guests to Stay in Surrey, England

 

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Warren House

warren house2Warren House offers exceptional country manor rooms that feel like a remote refuge while remaining within a reasonable distance of London. You will feel calm overtake you from the moment you pull up the drive, and the friendly staff will ensure that the feeling remains throughout your stay. With beautiful rooms, sweeping landscape, and delicious meals, there is little that Warren House does not offer. This stately home is available to reserve as a whole if you would like your wedding guests to stay after the festivities wind down.

 

White Hart Hotel

White HartThis Tudor style hotel will allow you to escape back in time with strolls along the Thames and a visit to nearby Hampton Court. Combining fantastic ambiance, spectacular location, and reasonable prices, White Hart Hotel is an ideal option for your wedding party and guests. The friendly staff go above and beyond to provide each guest with an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

 

Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat

 

TilfordWoodsLogoIf you are looking for lodging that allows you to relax while enjoying the natural beauty of the Surrey countryside, look no further than Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat. By combining rustic style cabins with modern hotel amenities, Tilford offers the best of both worlds.

Guests enjoy comfortable beds and living areas and can spend hours exploring the grounds and ponds. It is a wonderful place to escape from the chaos of the city.

 

 

Great Fosters

Great FostersFew lodging experiences can match that of Great Fosters in Egham, Surrey. Feel as though you have stepped onto the set of Downton Abbey when you enter this elaborate and luxurious estate. This Elizabethan era manor has been painstakingly preserved and restored to the standards of days gone by and is surrounded by 50 acres of immaculate gardens. Rest in the comfort of your carefully decorated rooms or enjoy the grounds that include a Japanese bridge and a Saxon moat. With 43 suites and gourmet restaurant, Great Fosters is the ideal venue for your wedding or lodging option for your guests.

 

 

 

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That’s all for this month’s earcandy local talent edition. We hope this has helped you in some way with planning your Surrey wedding. As always we would love to hear from you in the comment box below.  If we can help at all with your live wedding entertainment in Surrey then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly entertainment team who will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have. All the best with the planning and most of all. Have fun! Bye for now guys. From the earcany team.

 

 

Author: Ben Rogers

18 responses to “A Surrey Wedding”

  1. Jim Liston says:

    I’m so glad to have found your site. My sister is planning a Surrey wedding for next year and she will love your site! You have everything listed here that she would need for her wedding. You have entertainment, hotel accommodations, flowers, photography, and more!
    Thanks for the information.

  2. Janiera Eldridge says:

    Wow, a surrey wedding looks absolutely beautiful. I’d love to have an outdoor wedding with an inside reception. The photographs would look absolutely beautiful against such rich and sweeping scenery. Great live entertainment would be cherry on the cake.

  3. Andrea Robinson says:

    Surrey would be a splendid wedding site. I found the countryside there to be just as described in the article: peaceful, restful, and full of special garden delights. I was there many years ago, and as the picture shows, Surrey retains its graceful beauty and would be a delight for any wedding party. The article suggests so many good choices with regards to flowers, photographers, accommodations, and … even a great band! Thank you for doing such a thorough job and offering a complete picture of the many choices available there. I look forward to hearing your music, too.

  4. earcandy says:

    Thanks for the comments Jim. Your sister could not have chosen a better county, Surrey has so much to offer and we hope you all have a fabulous time 🙂

  5. earcandy says:

    Thanks Janiera, all in all we think Surrey is one of the best counties to have a wedding in, we’re glad the post has helped you and a big thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment.

  6. earcandy says:

    Thanks for the recommendation Andrea and a big thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment on our blog. Have a great day 🙂

  7. earcandy says:

    We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Surrey is such a peaceful and graceful place, the perfect place to have a wedding 🙂

  8. JP says:

    The wedding venues listed are really incredibly beautiful places! How difficult – or not! – is it for someone from the US to plan a destination wedding in Surrey? Do the local wedding vendors typically receive such requests? I imagine it is common given the unique beauty the area features!

  9. Jen says:

    This sounds like an amazing place to get married! If I were looking, this would be on my places to consider. I can imagine how romantic a fairytale wedding in an English castle. It sounds like a dream come true!

  10. Felicia Comrade says:

    A Surry wedding sounds spectacular! I had the pleasure of visiting the area several years ago and found the Surry countryside to be stunning…everybit as stunning as you describe here. I also found the people to be friendly and helpful. I am already married, but would certainly consider taking my spouse there for a second wedding. You also give some terrific advise for putting together a Surrey wedding complete with florists, venues and places to stay. I feel like I would like to spend a night in each of the places you describe! Your band looks like a fun loving bunch as well.

  11. Britanica says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I have been trying to think of where I want m wedding and this would be perfect! You displayed so many options and details. I am glad I cam across this website. I am going to show my sister and see what she thinks. My fiance is from the southern UK so I know he will love this idea 🙂

  12. earcandy says:

    Hi JP!

    It’s not difficult at all, we get a lot of requests from international clients that want to have their wedding in the beautiful Surrey countryside. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here or any of the local businesses listed above and we’ll all be more than happy to help out with your destination wedding planning.

  13. earcandy says:

    Hi Jen, it’s a pity you’re not looking anymore as a fairy tale castle wedding is truly magic, of course we’re sure you had an amazing wedding either way 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment on our wedding blog.

  14. earcandy says:

    Thanks Felicia. Thanks for taking the time to comment on our blog and we’re glad you’ve had the fortune of visiting the Surrey countryside. It truly is a wonderful place. P.S We are a fun loving bunch 🙂

  15. earcandy says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for the comment Britanica and we wish you all the best with your wedding planning. If we can help in anyway at all then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    A big thank you from the earcandy team.

  16. John says:

    This is really awesome and I’ll consider having a Surrey wedding! Thanks for tips and recommendations! Farnham Castle is an awesome idea! I try to imagine my wedding in a castle built in the 12th century, which has played host to many historical moments, as well and numerous kings and queens. Brilliant! If it’s a special occasion, it should definitely be special. I should take advantage of the best that Surrey has to offer.

  17. Eugenie says:

    This is an amazing place for anybody’s big day, thank you for sharing and i know few friends who would consider Surrey wedding and i am one of them as well

  18. Patrick R. says:

    I would surely love this kind of place for my wedding. The outdoor photoshoot in such natural place along with hills covered with greenery, lakes and valleys would be my dream! My wedding will be probably in next year we will surely planning for a Surrey wedding.

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