Weddings are no longer just a summer occasion; the demand is increasingly getting higher for spring and winter themed weddings. With some great outdoor spaces and intimate rooms, we have the perfect space to hold your special day.
The demand is also growing to not delay weddings and planning time is getting shorter, but don't feel overwhelmed our Memory Makers Megan and Angela are on hand to help and have shared some seasonal tips below.
Choose a Spring wedding and think pastel or floral themed. This year's trends are inspired by popular regency period drama series and outdoor drinks. With inspiration of garden drinks, pastel themed and the high tea option for giving a touch of elegance to your day.
Top tip from our Memory Makers Megan and Angela – think of utilising our gin trolley or add a gin bar to host an outdoor drinks reception on the lawn and let us look at adding some garden games to make it a fun garden theme. Or why not choose to add in our Afternoon Tea option and look at hosting an intimate wedding in the Orangery which overlooks the courtyard. Or make a manor house theme in the garden room which has a lovely lawn view.
Our best spring wedding memories at Marriott Preston is seeing newlyweds enjoy the grounds of the hotel and having their photography on the lawn with family and friends.
Summer wedding themes are a fun way to think outside the box and offer signature cocktail drinks maybe choose one each to offer to your guests. Or consider an ice cream option to cool your guests down and a fun option to keep children entertained. Summer weddings are great for floral backdrops and our suppliers have plenty of options to make your vision come to life.
Top tip from our Memory Makers on making the perfect summer wedding - The gardens are perfectly manicured and a gorgeous setting for outdoor celebrations. We can offer BBQ's and drinks receptions on the lawn at the front of the hotel. Or the Admiral suite with its neutral décor is the perfect room for summer weddings and add in the Chivari chairs which are a lovely option for weddings of all seasons. They give a modern, more sophisticated feel and are preferred by our brides.
Our top tip for summer weddings at Marriott Preston is using flowers to make the backdrop stand out and weather permitting try and use the outdoor space to give your guests that wow factor.
Autumn weddings are a great season to get your creative plans in place. With it's vibrant colours of oranges, reds and golds it offers a great choice to inject colour to your special day. Make it extra special and do a themed wedding for Halloween and add in pumpkin centrepieces and a trick or treat table.
Our Memory Makers Megan and Angela have a list of ideas on how you could create the perfect Halloween themed wedding from working with our chefs and bar team to design a bespoke cocktail or look at creating fun touches to your meal including toffee apples or a wine punch. Our suppliers can also help with coloured fabrics and creating a romantic but themed lighting with candles and props.
Winter weddings are all about creating a winter wonderland theme. Think of white themed with candles, fairy lights and snow. Use jewel colours of reds, emerald and gold to add some sparkle to your event. Add winter entertainment from a singer to a glitter station to make your wedding sparkle.
Our Memory Makers say the winter season is a special time at Marriott Preston, a large Christmas tree in reception along with a touch of sparkle around the hotel brings a festive joy to the air. The Broughton suite is the perfect suite for a winter wedding with its own private entrance in which you can offer a white carpet arrival and bespoke décor to make your winter theme a reality.
Top tip for any season wedding is all our venue spaces can be adjusted to suit your style and vision. We will work with you and our recommended suppliers to help make your special day come to life, whatever your theme or size of wedding. At Marriott Preston we don't just host events, we make memories.
Bring your event to life at Preston Marriott Hotel. Enquire now.