The Benefits of a Winter Wedding

winter_wedding_yorkWe all know planning a wedding can be a very stressful time, especially because you want the day to be as perfect as possible. Everything comes with a question mark; the dress? The venue? The time of year? Having a winter wedding can come with so many benefits at Bedern Hall, and we have narrowed down our most significant ones.


1 – Everything seems so much more beautiful

Winter is a season that many describe as beautiful and romantic, from the white blanket that covers the ground to the frost dusted over the outdoor landscape. Winter makes it easier for you to get that perfect wedding photo and our pretty courtyard and garden terrace tucked away in the centre of York provide the perfect setting in winter with a crisp, yet fresh, picturesque backdrop.


2 – It’s something out of the ordinary

There is such a thing as the “wedding season”, and this usually starts from April and ends around August. The Spring and Summer months can be filled with weddings every other weekend, having yours in the winter means your friends and family won’t have that wedding fatigue feeling of “it’s just another wedding”, your winter wedding is something people will really look forward to and remember. This also means we are likely to have the dates available that you want for your wedding here in York, an easy way to find this out is by sending a quick enquiry through our website here.


3 – Winter evenings call for candles

The bright and clear winter days come with dusk evenings earlier on, but this means you can add candles to create the perfect wedding ambience. Surrounded by the beamed ceilings and arched windows, candles can create a beautiful scenic room as well as an intimate space at Bedern Hall, right in the heart of York.


4 – Winter sunlight

 Winter mornings not only have that beautiful crisp feeling to them, but they come with great natural light from the sun making your wedding shots look even prettier. Winter months also see the sun setting earlier which means you can usually capture a stunning sunset during your ceremony, either inside by the lighting through our arched windows or outside on our beautiful courtyard.


5 – Colour schemes

 One decision many face with their wedding is picking the correct colour scheme. Because the winter months are so neutral they complement all colours and shades, from deep plums and berry reds, to ivory whites and natural greens. The warm stone walls and traditional structure at Bedern Hall balance with any colour scheme you may choose so you can ensure our venue is tailored exactly to your preferences.

You can read more about our Wedding options and request for a free wedding pack here. Or if you would simply like to look around our magnificent medieval hall to see if it’s suitable to you and your occasion, please contact us here to arrange a visit.


If you are looking for a unique wedding in the heart of York at an individual venue, Bedern Hall may be your dream location. Experience a truly magical day in our exquisitely intimate setting, available for both ceremonies and receptions. Located in the centre of York, our hidden gem boasts an elegant sense of history whist providing the perfect space to create your dream wedding, just as you’ve always envisaged it.