The Rustic wedding trend is growing more and more popular with wedding couples seeking the perfect venue to give them their desired look and feel.

Rustic themes require a relaxed atmosphere, normally emphasised by outside entertainment or dining and even an outdoor ceremony, depending on the time of year. 

Wood Hall, West Yorkshire

Rhinefield House, The New Forest

Rustic weddings are versatile and can take on different colours and foliage to match the season. Think burnt orange and copper tones in autumn and lush greenery complemented by natural tones in summer. 

A strong country, garden or farm-like influence means this theme tends to feature lots of natural textures lead by greenery, dark bark, and various organic, and sometimes sustainable, materials and fibres.

Consider using seasonal fruits and wild-flowers contrasting with dark wood and highlight with shabby-chic elements such as mason jars, lace, and vintage fabrics. 

If you’ve got your heart set on a summer wedding look for a venue that has plenty of flexible outdoor space where you can create a haven for the various parts of your day. An outdoor ceremony held in historic ruins followed by reception drinks where guests can choose their drink from a themed cocktail station or gin bar within the grounds could be a great way to start the day. 

Ettington Park, Stratford-upon-Avon

When it comes to the evening maybe you’d love to set up a space where twinkling lights and hurricane lamps give off a soft glow against a fading sun. Hay bales are a great addition to outdoor space for a really rustic feel. 

Norton House, Edinburgh

If an outdoor space isn’t for you, don’t veto a rustic theme. You can create just as much atmosphere indoors. Look for a venue that can offer either a neutral space which you can dress exactly how you wish or better yet seek a space which already has an elegant and unique interior. Historic features are a great way to enhance your theme.

Rhinefield House, The New Forest

Nutfield Priory, Surrey

Nutfield Priory, Surrey

When putting together a rustic themed wedding it’s important to give thought to the type of food that would best work alongside the other elements of your day. Grazing platters are a great way to keep things fluid and casual, whilst gourmet street food trucks give you the novelty of choosing something hot at a time which suits you. You can opt for anything from Korean fried chicken with kimchi slaw to New York style beechwood smoked chillidogs covered in a host of moreish toppings. Or how about a classic barbeque feast in all its chargrilled glory?

And let’s not forget about those with a sweet tooth… a vintage sweet cart brimming with classics will add an element of fun to your food and drink. A doughnut wall can be themed to fit your rustic colours and a waffle station, complete with an array of topping choices, will certainly nail those evening cravings!