Weddings and events venue

  • concept design for entrance to wedding venue
  • aerial view of concept design for wedding venue
  • formal reflective pools

BRIEF

We were asked to create an outdoor space for this Georgian building that would build and maintain our client’s reputation as a premier wedding and events venue. The most important factors influencing the design were:

  • The provision of an identifiable hard paved reception spaces that could be used for formal and informal gatherings for daytime and also for evening use.
  • To provide a special space appropriate to outdoor wedding ceremonies for 80 guests
  • Improved circulation into and through the space
  • Quiet areas for retreat or social interaction
  • Seating and lighting to be considered throughout
  • Locations within the garden suitable for wedding and group photographs

DESIGN SOLUTION

A ring of Pleached hedges and lush underplanting were used to create a private and sacred ceremony space. Bespoke water features were designed including reflective pools and a ‘water arch’ that couples would walk through as part of a ceremony.

Planting character was considered to provide year round interest and stronger, more structural planting was used to divide the space.