What is hot in 2022 for wedding venues, and how have the trends of today been influenced by the last 24 months.
Wedding venue trends come and go. One minute it’s all industrial chic, the next it’s countryside boho vibes. It’s a struggle to keep up with what’s in vogue as a marrying couple. And this year we’ve seen the most significant changes to what’s hot and what’s not in venues, more than we’ve ever experienced. This seismic shift is of course due to our unprecedented period of lockdown, and how that time at home, away from loved ones, has affected us. The wedding venue trends of 2022 are awash with reactionary reception styles that celebrate loved ones, and promote the idea of ‘experiences’, over consumption.
Couples marrying in 2022 have gone through a life-changing period of time that cannot fail to influence the way they choose to tie the knot. Today, we’ll explore these new venue trends for 2022, and share how you can incorporate them into your wedding.
Wedding Venue Trends For 2022
1. Smaller Wedding Venues
During lockdown, we all missed our loved ones in one way or another. And the moment we were able to reunite with them was beyond special. For many couples, that never-before-experienced feeling of longing for friends and family has influenced their guest list, and the type of wedding venues they choose. What we’ve seen, in 2022, is a considerable demand for smaller wedding venues that allow couples to celebrate with their guests within a much more intimate environment.
Springhead Mill is the perfect example of this, with a ceremony and reception space capacity of up to 50. This wedding venue has become incredibly popular over the last 18 months, with couples loving the intimate, countryside vibes it provides.
2. A Long Weekend Wedding Away
Extending celebrations has been a huge wedding venue trend in 2022, with couples attempting to sandwich their ceremony with many fun activities and moments of relaxation. This has caused a surge in demand for wedding venues in the UK that can provide that getaway feel, with plenty of facilities available on-site.
The Old Thorns Hotel & Resort in Hampshire for example is ideal for a holiday style wedding with loved ones. With a spa, pool and gym all available to guests staying in their hotel. Plus, it’s surrounded by beautiful countryside, ideal for any nature lovers who want to get off the beaten track during their wedding weekend.
3. The Guest Experience
Much of our experiences over the last 2+ years have been fairly 2 dimensional. But in 2022, couples are keen to smash the box set, and gift their guests some real experiences. Tangible moments that’ll cause their pulse rate to rise, and their hearts to swell. Whether it’s booking some unusual entertainment, not typically seen at a wedding. Or maybe creating ultra-personalised gift bags, stationery, and details for your loved ones. Such as creating handwritten notes and creating artworks out of old photos to show your guests just how much you care.
4. Keeping it Local
Many people want to get away from it all, and celebrate their wedding on a beach in Ibiza. But for others, they’d like to consider further those local businesses dotted around them that have helped them so much during the pandemic. The fruit and veg shop you discovered on the high street, the local pub that became your haven on a sunny day and the florist on your road who delivered fresh flowers to your Mum. These people were our local heroes, and these guys still need our support.
We have incredible wedding venues in the UK, many of which are right on your doorstep. Not to mention all the talented suppliers and professionals. So, before you go ahead and book a destination wedding, consider supporting your community by staying local.