Have you set your heart on featuring certain flowers in your bridal bouquet or venue decorations? If so, you’ll need to consider this preference when setting your wedding date.

Wedding Couples dancing

In the UK, it’s not always possible to source out-of-season blooms, so if you’ve already booked your venue, it makes sense to familiarise yourself with the flowers that are readily available at that time of year.

Summer brides and grooms are spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning flowers that can complement any colour scheme and style. For July weddings, favourites include sweet peas, cornflowers, alliums, freesias and of course, classic roses.

In August, the height of summer, beauties such as calla lilies, carnations, hydrangeas, sunflowers, dahlias and chrysanthemums are all in season and bountiful.

But if you’re looking for real floral impact, we have some very special residents in the incredible 12-acre grounds here at Coltsford Mill. In our gardens you’ll find the UK’s second-largest example of gunnera, a plant boasting huge, fleshy green leaves that make a fabulous backdrop for wedding photography.

For those couples looking for something a little out of the ordinary, these almost prehistoric plants make a great impression against our spectacular cascades. With our fountains, waterfalls and gorgeous gunnera, you will feel as if you’ve been transported to another, more exotic world.

Don’t miss the opportunity to capture a romantic reflection picture in the water!

So, for a wedding venue where nature is the star, look no further than Coltsford Mill. We’re located just 15 miles outside London, yet our wonderful barn venue in the Surrey countryside feels a world way from the rat race.

With a choice of two breathtaking ceremony spaces, Coltsford Mill provides the perfect setting for your dream wedding day.