Winter Wedding Venue on the NSW South Coast
Now that you’ve picked your wedding venue, one of the hardest decisions you’ll make is when to have your wedding. Most people opt for the warmer months, seduced by the idea of sunshine and balmy summer nights, but we think the colder months shouldn’t be written off quite so soon.
Winter can be stunning here on the South Coast, with the crisp, clear days adding a special kind of charm. If you’re struggling to decide on the date, we’ve suggested five benefits of having a winter wedding at Seacliff House.
1. Vendors offer lower prices during winter
Having a winter wedding can give you a bit more wiggle room with your budget, which is a huge plus. Winter is low season for wedding vendors, so prices are often a little cheaper than during the peak spring and summer seasons when vendors are in high demand. During their down time, suppliers may be willing to negotiate special rates or offer discounted services, so you could end up with more money to spend on your dress or add to your honeymoon fund.
Accommodation prices can also drop significantly during winter, which is an added bonus for your guests travelling to the South Coast who are looking for somewhere local to stay.
2. It’s oh-so cosy and romantic in The Barn
Sure, a beautiful sunset and warm balmy night makes for a magical evening, but just think of how charming and romantic a cosy night in The Barn will be. Be inspired by the colder weather and let this guide your theme – you can really have some fun with this! Imagine mulled wine, hot chocolate, soul-hugging soups and twinkling candlelight for an enchanting ambience that will also help your wedding standout from the others. The Barn provides dreamy views over the star-studded sky, while our friends at South Coast Party Hire and The Wedding Event Creators can provide everything you need to design your dream setup. We love fairy lights, vintage rugs, floor cushions, rustic wooden pallets and anything velvet for a cosy winter wonderland in The Barn.
A winter wedding is your chance to be unique, where you can think outside the box and add stylish touches to your wedding dress like a vintage fur, fairy-tale inspired cape or a chic pair of boots. On the plus side, long sleeved gowns are all the rage right now for a timelessly elegant look that’s friendlier to the colder weather.
3. You’ll have the pick of vendors in low season
Not only can a winter wedding be a little easier on your wallet, you’ll also have a better selection when it comes to picking your vendors and suppliers. During peak wedding season, photographers, caterers, musicians and celebrants can book out months or even years in advance, which can be a massive disappointment if you had your heart set on something specific. Demand’s not as high in the winter, so vendor availability improves, giving you more freedom to design the wedding of your dreams.
We have a great selection of vendors down here on the South Coast, so be sure to check out our recommendations.
4. Winter on the South Coast is often blue skies
Winter might conjure up images of wind and rain, but it’s not all doom and gloom down here on the South Coast. Our incredible location is part of what makes Seacliff House so special, as we’re blessed with gorgeous blue skies and clear days for most of the year. The average winter temperature sits at a high of around 17°c while the average low is 7°c, so it’ll be on the chilly side, but the setting will be just as beautiful, and your photos will look just as stunning.
Besides, when it comes to weather, it really all comes down to the luck of the draw anyway. A spring or summer wedding doesn’t necessarily guarantee sunshine and blue skies any more than a winter wedding promises clouds and drizzle.
As an added bonus, winter typically means more of your guests will be available to attend your wedding, as they won’t be so bogged down with other commitments, seasonal festivities and summer holidays.
5. You’ll have more time to celebrate
Winter weddings typically have earlier ceremony times to coincide with the shorter days, which means you’ll have even more time to dance, socialise and revel in the glory of your big day. Most importantly, you’ll have even more time to cosy up with your new husband and celebrate this incredible experience together.
Believe us, with all the excitement, champagne and action on the dancefloor, you and your guests won’t have a moment to stop and think about the colder weather. If you’re still craving the sun, consider having your honeymoon somewhere tropical so you get the best of both worlds. Make an enquiry for more information on Seacliff House here.