Big Ideas For Your Big Day at Frogmore Fields

Get some inspiration from our pick of Summer 2024 wedding trends.

As an outdoor wedding venue, we at Frogmore Fields are always on the lookout for the latest ideas to pass on to those considering us as the hosts for their wedding. Obviously, because we’re in the great outdoors, it’s the trends for summer nuptials that tend to catch our eye – and, we’re very happy to say, we’ve come up with a bumper crop this year! So here, in no particular order, are a few summer 2024 wedding trends that we think will give you food for thought…

‘Alternative’ Wedding Venues

This covers pretty much anywhere other than a traditional religious setting, community hall or hotel banqueting suite… So it certainly includes our very own leafy enclave in the Hertfordshire countryside. And because we’re a music festival and corporate events venue too, we have all the expertise and infrastructure on hand, and on site, to make your unique wedding vision a reality. Anything from an elegant stretch tent with traditional dining tables and full catering to a wild, weird, and wonderful boutique festival of your own with live bands, DJs, and on-site glamping…

Two-Day Weddings

…and talking of on-site glamping, we were excited to note the increasing popularity of two-day wedding events (or even longer). Makes sense, doesn’t it. Why go to all the trouble, not to mention the expense, of gathering together everyone you both care about – and then sending them all home after one afternoon and evening! Instead, Frogmore Fields can be your own private, heavenly haven for an entire wedding weekend or more. So you could, for instance, get married in a ceremony for close family on a Friday – and then invite everyone else along for the big bash on the Saturday followed by breakfast on Sunday! And, with on-site parking, glamping facilities, and lots of hotels and B&Bs just a few minutes away, no one needs to worry about driving. 

Sustainability and Health

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, public health has been on everyone’s minds – and many older people and others with compromised immune systems may still be uncomfortable about being in a crowded room with lots of others – even if they are close friends and relatives. Our on-site specialist provider’s stylish stretch tents don’t only look fabulous – they’re also far healthier and more pleasant to spend time in than old school marquees, or even stuffy halls because they allow free and easy circulation of fresh air, while keeping everyone warm and cosy.

Negative Space

On the subject of stretch tents… Another trend worth taking a tip from is to make good use of ‘negative space’… By which we mean, rather than cramming in as much as you can, consider a larger stretch tent so you can leave plenty of space for your guests to stand back and take in the stunning effect you’ve created with the tent itself and the decoration and layout within.

Entertainment with Attitude

It’s great to see people are being more imaginative with their wedding entertainment, going beyond the standard wedding band or DJ to embrace more colourful and exciting alternatives – such as circus performers, magicians, and alternative music acts… If you’re wondering where on Earth you’d find such extraordinary entertainers – look no further than Frogmore Fields. As seasoned festival promoters, we’re in touch with artistes of every kind you can imagine (and quite a few you probably can’t).

And Food!

The same goes for wedding catering. It’s refreshing to see refreshments at weddings getting tastier and a lot more fun. And, while we’re more than capable of delivering a formal and traditional seated wedding banquet complete with waiters and bar, we do enjoy the challenge of creating fabulously original food and drinks menus for our happy couples… Think bespoke cocktails named for the occasion, grazing tables, dessert bars, international street food served from funky festival stands or DIY barbecues over a blazing campfire. You name it – we can serve it up at Frogmore Fields.

And Last But by No Means Least… Drones!

Here’s a trend that’s definitely taking off. You’ve seen drones taking the place of fireworks for really big events such as New Year displays around the world – but now they’re becoming affordable enough to hire your own swarm with a bespoke display for your big day. We’re also happy to say that this is one wedding trend you simply can’t stage in an ordinary indoor venue!

These are just a few of the trends for weddings this coming summer that our team have spotted… We’re sure there are lots more out there. So if any of these – or any other ideas have fired your imagination, why not talk to the Frogmore Fields team, and see what we can do for you! We love a challenge, and there’s nothing we like more than bringing your vision to life to make your wedding truly unique and utterly unforgettable.

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