Outdoor wedding venue Northamptonshire

In search of the ultimate outdoor wedding venue in Northamptonshire?

Grab your pen and put The Walled Garden at Deene Park (which is near Corby in Northants) at the very top of your list!

The walled garden was originally built as a kitchen garden for the house. But it now conceals* stunning striped lawns, a semi-permanent wedding marquee, and ‘The Garden Pavillion’ which is licensed for civil ceremonies.

*I say ‘conceals’ because it’s in a stunning secluded spot, tucked away to the side of the main house. It sits behind the flower borders, just beyond The White Garden. (Yes, there are many gardens at Deene Park!) And all you can see of the walled garden as you walk past is the historic red brick wall – except for a tiny treat of a peek through a cute Chinese gate with a seahorse emblem. (History can be so random!) So it’s luxuriously private, but close to all the iconic Deene locations – like the bridge, lake, and rose garden – for pictures of the two of you.

Licensed to knock ’em dead civil ceremony venue

Well, this beauty has a license for outdoor civil wedding ceremonies and is available between April and September.

It was purpose-built with outdoor wedding ceremonies in mind, but looks right at home in its historic and natural setting. So well designed. And it’s flanked by a pair of ‘wedding cake trees’ flank either side – so-called because the branches grow in horizontal tiers. Sweet!

Every detail and dilemma is taken care of

I adore how neutral the pavilion is. And I love the texture of the panelled backdrop, stately columns, and romantic balustrades. These fab features make the pavilion stunning in its own right. So when it comes to wedding styling and decor, you could leave it just as it is. Or then again, you could really go OTT! I can imagine it English country garden style, with whimsical wildflowers growing over the roof, tumbling down the sides, and looking like they just happened to grow there. Or you could transport yourself to The Med with lemon trees, olive branches, and rows of terracotta pots of agapanthus. So much potential.

And all the things are under control. There are hooks in place to fix flowers and hang drapes. And a covered option in case of rain.

Is this or is this not the best outdoor wedding venue in Northamptonshire?!

Creative team: Florals – Pickleberry Flowers | Styling – The Little Details Company

And here it is styled with fresh greens and whites…

Creative credits: Florals – Julia Dilworth | Styling & props – Nerissa Eve Weddings

Now, what happens after your outdoor ceremony?

Whatever you want, really! One option is a drinks reception in the gardens and then dinner and dancing in Deene Park’s own marquee. Which is also in the walled garden. Handy. It’s a blank canvas that you can style as you wish. Here it is styled with beautiful Wedgewood blue for autumn.

Creative team: Florals – Pickleberry Flowers | Styling – The Little Details Company | Cake – My Little Cake Studio | Stationery – Jenna Claire | DJ & lighting – Strobe Disco Roadshow | Tableware – Portfolio Events | Marquee & furniture – Chelsea Hire

Are you planning a wedding at Deene Park?

I’ve made a page all about wedding photography at Deene Park just for you! Have a read, and give me a yell if you’d like to know more.