Bijou Wedding Venues' Tip of the Month: Styling your country house wedding venue

03 Sep 2018

Make your country house wedding venue wow for all the right reasons, with these styling tips from the experts at Bijou Wedding Venues

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A country house venue is the perfect wedding setting for many reasons, namely because it allows a blank canvas to style your big day your way. Here, the team at Bijou Wedding Venues advise on how to make the most of your wedding décor in and around your venue. 

September top wedding venue tip: How to style your country house wedding venue

There are hundreds of ways to add a personal touch to your country house wedding venue; from entrance halls to reception tables and more. However, this month, we’re touching on the areas of your wedding venue that you may not have thought to decorate.

Style a staircase – Speak to your florist about the possibilities of decorating the staircase. You’ll be walking down it at some point during the day, and if your photographer is on hand, he/she will want to get a great photograph. Foliage and flowers on a banister could look sensational, as well as flower pots or lanterns on individual stairs.



Mantle décor – If your country house wedding venue has an abundance of feature fireplaces, like Silchester House in Berkshire, it might be nice to decorate them with mini vases, floral garlands or sparkly tea light candles. Confirm with your venue whether you’re allowed to have lit-candles.



Sweet treats – Guests (of all ages) love added extras such as sweetie carts, popcorn machines and chocolate fountains. If budget, and your venue allow it, see if you are able to hire one, or all of the above, as a fun addition to your wedding reception.



Garden décor – If your wedding venue has a beautiful garden, you could choose to buy or hire a backdrop for photographs, like a floral wall or halo. Not only will a feature like this keep your wedding party together and outside, but it will also be a great area for guests to gather as they watch your couple photographs taking place too.

Don’t forget to:

  • Allocate part of your wedding budget to venue décor and accessories.
  • Delegate members of your bridal party to move vases and/or accessories around the venue to double up on usage.
  • Ensure that you clear everything away as you depart your chosen country house wedding venue.

About Bijou Wedding Venues:

Bijou owns and operates some of the most beautiful luxury exclusive-use country house wedding venues in the South East of England. Notley Abbey on the Buckinghamshire-Oxfordshire border, Silchester House on the Berkshire-Hampshire border, Cain Manor on the Surrey-Hampshire border, and Botleys Mansion in Surrey are the main UK venues within the portfolio. For more information, visit


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