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Mattie and Lincoln’s Enchanting Winter Wedding at Wasing Park

A happy couple leave the Garden Room wedding ceremony barn after exchanging marriage vows

Mattie and Lincoln had their heart set on a venue that could cater for a beautiful winter wedding that also offered plenty of luxurious accommodation for their friends and family. After a little searching, they found Wasing Park; a breathtaking barn wedding venue in Berkshire that provided everything they were looking for.

“As we live in Australia, we don’t get to see our friends and family very often so it was really important to me that everyone was able to stay at the venue overnight,” explains Mattie. “That way we could have breakfast together in the morning and didn’t have to say goodbye at the end of the night!”

The bride and her bridesmaids enjoy bridal preparations - wedding hair A happy bride and groom light a candle during their wedding ceremony

With their date set for New Year’s Day, the happy couple decided upon a wintry colour scheme and reindeer-themed decorations throughout. It was the perfect choice to conjure up memories of how they got engaged too!

A beautiful wedding cake and wedding decorations for a Christmas wedding

“Lincoln proposed to me on a magical holiday to Lapland where he had organised a reindeer sleigh trip through a snowy forest under the northern lights,” smiles Mattie. “Reindeer are always going to have a very special place in our heart!”

A beaurtiful thumbprint wedding guestbook for a Christmas wedding

“One of the most beautiful things we had was a painted picture of a male and female reindeer that a friend had painted. We then had finger paint and got everyone to fingerprint onto the antlers making a really beautiful guest book,” says Mattie.

Wonderful wedding food

Not only did the bride and groom get to enjoy a magical setting for their big day, but also the finest wedding food and drink to accompany it. The Galloping Gourmet chefs at Wasing Park ensured that the couple and their guests dined on an incredible winter feast.

To keep the chill away, warming mulled wine was served for the drinks reception with an array of canapés that included bacon-wrapped sausages, crispy fried Brie and smoked salmon blinis to give their day a Christmassy feel.

“We wanted something festive for our guests to enjoy with their drinks and Galloping Gourmet created the amazing canapés especially for us!”

Family and friends enjoyed delicious wedding food like these festive wedding canapes - pigs in blankets

For their wedding breakfast, Mattie and Lincoln opted crispy duck salad to start, roast English lamb rump with confit shallots for the main course and a decadent vanilla cheesecake with raspberry coulis for dessert. Mince pies were served with coffee for a final Christmassy touch. In the evening, the happy couple treated their guests to an exquisite cheese board with plenty of biscuits and chutneys too.

Guests enjoyed a succulent lamb main course - wedding food The couple and their guests enjoyed a vanilla cheesecake - wedding menu ideas The wedding barn was decorated beautifully with candles for a romantic and magical look

To give their day a little Australian twist, the couple picked the beer barrel drinks package from the Galloping Gourmet menu.

For more amazing options, check out our wedding food and drink menu.

The finest service

The Galloping Gourmet Events Team at Wasing Park are incredibly passionate about what they do and love to help couples create their perfect day at their venue. Mattie and Lincoln could not have been more impressed by the service they received.

Festive wedding signs adorned this beautiful wedding venue in Berkshire

“The Events Team were fantastic!” says Mattie. “They helped with our coordinating and planning and came up with really good ideas to make our day extra-special. On the day, they made sure everything ran smoothly, that people were in the right place at the right time, and even thought up an emergency plan to help me get across to the venue when the weather turned awful!”

The happy couple smile on their wedding day at Wasing Park

To help create the couple’s dream wedding, the expert Galloping Gourmet chefs were happy to conjure up a unique, festive menu, and worked with the couple to make sure everything was just right.

A day to remember

With the finest wedding food and drink, an exquisite setting and an enchanting wintry theme, Mattie and Lincoln had the most amazing time celebrating with all their loved ones. Even the bad weather couldn’t dampen their high spirits!

Purple flowers added to the Christmas wedding theme - wedding venues in Berkshire

To find out more about this stunning wedding venue in Berkshire, visit the Wasing Park page and see if it could be the ideal place for you to celebrate.

Images courtesy of Neale James Photography and Rick Foulsham Photography