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6 beautiful reasons to have an outdoor wedding 

An outdoor wedding surrounded by nature can be a beautiful way to say I do. Whether you’re an outdoorsy couple or just a pair that can appreciate nature, getting married alfresco will offer plenty of opportunity to make the celebrations your very own. 

We’ve put together a list of our favourite reasons to tie the knot outside.

Breath-taking views and natural scenery 

Beautiful scenery is always a winner when it comes to outdoor weddings, whether that’s of luscious gardens, intriguing sculptures, the glistening sea, or a famous landmark… perhaps even a rare combination of all four. 

Tremenheere offers all of this with its dramatic landscape overlooking St Michael’s Mount and Mounts Bay, along with sub-tropical planting providing a backdrop to contemplative and inspiring art by internationally renowned artists. A recipe for a wedding to remember! 

Within this beautiful sheltered valley with woods and a stream, a balance of artwork and planting within the Cornish landscape allows room for all elements to flourish.

Photographer: Lyra & Moth

Stunning wedding photo opportunities  

Having your wedding outdoors means you can celebrate nature and have a stunning backdrop for your vows and those all-important photographs. Tremenheere’s sub-tropical gardens provide endless photo opportunities with the dramatic landscape and exotic planting, inspiring artwork, and an exceptional view of St Michael’s Mount.

The James Turrell Skyspace and Darren Hawkes Chelsea garden are firm favorites, along with the boardwalk under canopies of trees, and just about anywhere with a backdrop of the famous mount.

Not only will the scenery provide the perfect space for those all-important photographs at your outdoor wedding, but the natural lighting is very flattering.

As the sun goes from rise to fall, it alters the mood of your day, giving you various opportunities to create the perfect ambiance outside. With this in mind, you can choose the time of day that suits your desired aesthetic, whether it’s the magical glow of the morning or the vibrancy of a sunny afternoon. 

Photographer: Joey Lamb

Feel good atmosphere 

All senses and serotonin levels are heightened when we are outdoors, affecting the energy of you and your guests. The weather can control the vibe of your wedding too, from the contagious energy of the sun to the gentle breeze of a warm yet cloudy day- outdoor weddings have a sense of exciting unpredictability. Being outside in nature can also reduce any natural stress that comes with planning such a special day. 

Having fresh air to breathe and the sun on your face, with flowers in your hair is such a relaxing and invigorating feeling… what a beautiful element to bring to your wedding day! 

Photographer: Debs Alexander

Space to roam and explore 

Whether you want a formal outdoor wedding or something much more laid back, it’s essential to have some time as a married couple once the ceremony is over. Being out and about allows you to enjoy a stroll together and take a breather. If your photographer is discreet, this could be a perfect time to get some truly natural shots.

At Tremenheere, there are 22 acres of gardens and woodland with romantic places to spend those peaceful first moments as a married couple before reconvening with your exploring guests. 

Photographer: Verity Westcott

A unique and memorable experience  

Nature is ever-changing, making for a unique outdoor experience. Tremeheere’s gardens change frequently with new planting, the arrival of artworks, and the turning of the seasons. 

Tremenheere’s ceremony spaces such as the Garden Pagoda offer incredibly special views that’ll feel like you’re flying over the treetops, while the Skyspace is without doubt the most unique wedding venue in Cornwall and beyond, having been created by world-renowned artist, James Turrell.

Whilst throughout the gardens you’ll find stunning artworks by artists such as David Nash, Richard Long, Tim Shaw, Peter Randall-Page and Kishio Suga making for fun and unique photos to mark the occasion.

Photographer: Arianna Fenton

Fun for everyone 

Outdoor weddings are not only visually beautiful, but they can be so much fun. Here at Tremenheere, we have beautiful spaces and artwork for adults and children to appreciate. If a marquee reception is part of your big day, why not bring some outdoor games for your guests to enjoy on the lawn?

Garden adventure and games are great for entertaining your guests between various moments in your outdoor wedding, whether you are off taking photos as a couple or waiting for the band or DJ to start.

Photographer: Enchanted Brides

So there we have it, 6 among many reasons why an outdoor wedding is a beautiful choice. 

We’ve had some wonderful words from couples who’ve celebrated their wedding outdoors at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Here’s what one had to say:

‘We considered a number of venues but instantly knew the James Turrell Skyspace was the perfect venue for our wedding – as we both come from creative backgrounds we loved the idea of bringing our friends and family together in this beautiful and very unique setting. The planning was made so easy by the team at Tremenheere and we felt free to plan our day the way we wanted it to be. Many of our 50 guests had never visited Tremenheere before, everyone was blown away by it and we all had a wonderful time exploring the gardens, taking amazing photographs and enjoying a celebratory drink following the ceremony.’

James Turrell Skyspace Wedding, October 2018

For more information about hosting your wedding ceremony in our unique garden wedding venue in Cornwall, please contact us on 01736 448089 (Ex3) or by emailing [email protected].