It's A Winter Wedding Wonderland - Somerset Registration Services

After a hectic summer of  ceremonies, everyone in the industry is pausing for breath and catching up on essential tasks. But for canny couples looking to make the most of an off season do, you can take advantage of some major perks. Winter weddings can be magical and we have some top tips to make the most of the alternative wedding season.

wedding couple in dark with brightly lit umbrella

Greg Shingler Photography


Bargain Venue Packages

Get in touch with that venue that really made your heart sing but you thought might be beyond your budget. You might be surprised at some of the off peak packages out there. Country house and hotels in particular can work brilliantly in the winter. They have plenty of indoor space for guests to socialise if you can’t make the most of their grounds. They’ll pile the log fires high and decorate for the season, so you won’t notice the chill outside. See our full list in the Venue Directory.

Perfect Wedding Supplier Availability

Suppliers are snapped up for the summer months but mid winter they’re much more likely to be able to fit you in. This is the time to assemble your dream team with way less stress. Photographers, cake makers, DJs and entertainers in particular will be easier to book off season – in fact, anyone who tends to work solo and only has so many summer dates they can offer without trying to be in two places at the same time. Find everyone you need in our Supplier Directory

wedding table set with candles and glasses bride with 2 bridesmaids in fur wraps wedding reception tables

Will & Sarah Photography, Greg Shingler Photography

Winter Wedding Themes

Stuck for a theme? Winter has its very own style that will help pull everything together. Lean in to the evergreen – the foliage is amazing and ivy is also a thrifty option to boot! Add a hint of Christmas with cracker favours, candles, baubles and wreaths. Nothing brings you together like a hearty meal with friends in a cosy dining room, safe from the elements. See what your caterer can rustle up from local seasonal produce. Mulled wine for welcome drinks or toasts? Hot chocolate station for the little ones…who are we kidding – we all want some! Embrace the dark – sparklers instead of confetti, fireworks, or how about glow in the dark garden games? Fairy lights and a big stash of warm blankets will make the most of the outdoors too.

sparklers couple in wedding clothes framed a wreath

Couple In Wreath – DHW Photography at Cott Farm Barn

We’re here for you

Registrar availability is under a lot less pressure in the winter months. During the summer we might have over 20 teams out conducting multiple ceremonies each every Saturday. January is our busiest time for enquiries (congratulations to all you Christmassy engaged couples!) but is super quiet for ceremonies. We’re here for you all year round – registrars, notice appointments, wedding and partnership planning forms and answers to all the FAQs. Flexible ceremonies, experienced wedding team, great licensed venues and a supplier directory too. Browse the rest of our website for inspiration and information!