Bijou Wedding Venues' Tip of the Month: Theme ideas for your wedding venue

01 Oct 2018

How to theme your wedding venue for an unforgettable wedding set-up, from the experts at Bijou Wedding Venues

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Couples tend to choose a colour or two to set a theme throughout their wedding day; from the colours of the flowers to the bridesmaids' dress, wedding cake and beyond...there are endless opportunities to promote a specific colour palette. 

However, couples with a particular hobby or love of a particular subject may wish to incorporate this special theme at their reception and inside their chosen wedding venue. Below are three unique wedding theme ideas for your big day, along with further wedding venue style suggestions for popular wedding themes. 

Fairytale wedding theme: You’ll want to feel like a princess on your big day so aside from a ballgown-style wedding dress, choosing a grand and elegant wedding venue is a great starting point. Hire a wedding carriage to arrive at the church or wedding venue in true princess style, or plan your reception table names and themes around your favourite fairytale stories. 


Harry Potter wedding theme: If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then there are dozens of ways to include this theme at your wedding. We love the idea of an owl ring bearer; table names featuring the names of the Hogwarts Houses; Golden Snitches on your evening buffet in the form of a Fererro Rocher with wings; or long, banquet-style reception tables to resemble the Great Dining Hall in the films. 


Cosy Christmas wedding theme: If you’re getting married around Christmas or New Year, a true Christmas wedding theme could be ideal. You could choose a luxury barn wedding venue with roaring fires and a true winter vibe. Christmas decoration wedding favours, crackers on plates, a traditional Christmas dinner wedding breakfast and a Christmas fruit cake to cut through are just some ideas. Icy centrepieces, an advent calendar-style table plan, and berries in your wintry bouquet could complete your theme.


Five alternative wedding themes with venue type suggestions: 

  • Rustic wedding theme: a barn wedding venue with enchanting historical features.
  • Modern wedding theme: a modern mansion wedding venue with elegant detailing.
  • Country garden wedding theme: a stylish venue with beautiful country gardens to enjoy during the warmer months.
  • Medieval wedding theme: a historic party house wedding venue with grand and elegant features – maybe even a turret.
  • Vintage wedding theme: a country house style wedding venue with the opportunity to add your own personal touches throughout. 




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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