A Contemporary Summer Wedding

Spending a day visiting possible wedding venues, Wasing Park was the final venue on Leanne and James’s list… and they fell in love with it straight away.

“It had everything – amazing facilities, features, gardens, wonderful staff and bedrooms for many of our guests to stay over. As a teacher, I wanted to get married in the summer holidays and the 20th July was available. It was fate!”

The Garden Room at Wasing Park is set up for a summer wedding ceremony

Design and Décor

Planning a wedding with a contemporary style, the happy couple embraced the natural beauty of Wasing Park and adopted a pink, navy and rose gold colour scheme. Leanne made some of the signage herself and Bubblegum Balloons created a suspended ceiling for the Castle Barn.

A flower wall was a great choice, particularly for photographs, and the tables were named after their favourite drinks.

“Our wonderful friend Jodie from The Little Violet created our floral decorations. Her creations are stunning. The bouquets, table centres and ceremony room decorations were just as I had imagined.”

A Perspex wedding sign welcomes guests to a summer wedding day at Wasing Park

An order of service sits on chairs in The Garden Room at Wasing Park ready for a summer wedding ceremony

Bridal Style

After initially spotting it online, the beautiful bride wore a stunning gown from Pronovias.

“As soon as I put it on, my heart started pounding, my palms started sweating and I welled up. I knew it was the one!”

Leanne completed the look with rose gold shoes by Sophia Webster and a bracelet from Ivory and Co.

James and his groomsmen wore navy suits from Marks and Spencer, with James adding a grey waistcoat from Hugo Boss. Meanwhile, the bridesmaids were stunning in tulle dresses from Twobirds Bridesmaid and bracelets by Astrid and Miyu.

The bride wore a lace wedding dress for her summer wedding at Wasing Park

The bride wore rose gold wedding shoes for her wedding at Wasing Park

The bridesmaids wore pink dresses for this summer wedding at Wasing Park

Order of the Day at Wasing Park

Following their romantic ceremony in The Garden Room at Wasing Park, a drinks reception was held on the lawn while a string quartet entertained the newlyweds and their guests.

Moving in to dine, a seasonal menu commenced with smoked bacon Scotch egg, followed by fillet of beef and vanilla cheesecake.

“The main course was so perfectly cooked and presented.”

Wedding guests enjoy an outdoor wedding reception at Wasing Park

Evening Celebrations

As day turned to evening, Leanne and James danced their first dance to ‘One Kiss’ by Amber Leigh before the DJ filled the dancefloor.

Informal summer dining proved the perfect finale to this magnificent day.

“We had wood fired pizza cooked outside. Guests could choose toppings from caramelised onion and goats’ cheese to chicken, pesto, peppers and rocket.”

The newlyweds perform their first dance in front of guests in the Castle Barn at Wasing Park

Memorable Moments

“Getting to marry my soul mate. And walking into the Castle Barn for our wedding breakfast to be greeted by our wonderful friends and family. It was amazing and quite emotional”

The bride and groom greet wedding guests to their wedding breakfast in the Castle Barn at Wasing Park

If you’re looking for more inspiration from our beautiful Berkshire wedding venue, why not take a look through the online Gallery.

If you’ve yet to visit Wasing Park, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly Events Team a call on 0118 907 0199 or contact us online.

Photographs by Kate Gray Photography.

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