Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Although our British climate rarely blesses us with guaranteed, perfect, outdoor wedding weather, it would be an absolute shame to let this deter you from making the most of the beautiful British outdoors. Here at Capesthorne we have acres of grounds for our guests to enjoy. You can even have your ceremony outside, beside our stunning lake.

Here are a few ways for your guests to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather may bring.


First and foremost, if you’re worried about temperature, why not plan for this and accommodate your guests by providing blankets. Sipping Prosecco under the stars, wrapped in a blanket – what could be more idyllic?


Not just for kids, bubbles will keep all your guests entertained and even create fantastic photo opportunities.

Foosball (Table Soccer)

Hire a Foosball table to be placed outdoors to keep multiple guests entertained at a time. You could even hold a Foosball Championship contest!

Lemonade Station

These serving receptacles are surprisingly easy on the purse and can be used time and time again after your wedding. Ask your caterers if they can provide homemade lemonade, then tell your guests to help themselves.

Nibbles Table

It’s important to keep your guests well-nourished throughout the day, so consider putting a ‘nibbles’ table outside for them to pick at between mealtimes. This makes an excellent decorative feature as well.


Not necessarily to have your wedding breakfast as a picnic (although, why not?!) but laying out your outdoor space in a picnic style ensures that everyone has a place to sit and relax without getting damp.

Sack Race

It may seem a little risky but also, let’s face it, a lot of fun. It costs next to nothing and just requires a member of the wedding party to organise it. If that seems a bit too daring for you, here at Capesthorne we have croquet sets you can hire for some safer fun and games!

Sparkler Send Off

If you’re braving the great outdoors, an evening sparkler send-off is a must have. Or even having sparklers available to light and enjoy in the evening. Needless to say, they create picture perfect moments.