Being lucky enough to live in Yorkshire and regularly being spoilt by the dramatic landscapes, we couldn’t imagine a more perfect place for a couple to tie the knot and party away into the early hours. For some couples, getting married outside means they can have a ceremony without restrictions or religious traditions being imposed upon them.

Holding a wedding ceremony outside is the perfect balance for couples wanting a ceremony that is intimate, memorable and most definitely private. From woodland weddings set in the heart of North Yorkshire to ceremonies held in gorgeous teepees in the middle of a wheat field, the best thing about an outdoor wedding, is that you can make it everything you want it to be with a few ground rules.

Legally binding ceremonies cannot currently be held outdoors in the UK unless they are conducted in a fixed structure – for example, some hotels will allow you to get married under the entrance of a summer house in their grounds, but not outside of the summer house. To hold an outdoor ceremony, you still need to complete the ‘legal’ bit at a registry office. We always recommend to our couples that they make this section as unromantic as they want it to be with the minimum witnesses for the documents – normally the day before, or a couple of days before the actual wedding.

We can recommend a fabulous Yorkshire based company for your ceremony writing and conducting needs! The best thing about an outdoor ceremony, is that you aren’t constrained by the usual parameters of a civil or traditional service- you can be as true to or as far away from a traditional service as you want it to be – if you want to exchange rings, say ‘I do’ and have a kiss, then it is your choice. Often in a church or even during a civil ceremony, there are elements that can not to be changed to suit you as a couple. Hiring a professional company to help you write your vows, deliver the ceremony and guide you step by step through each element of the process will leave a lasting mark on both you and each and every one of your guests.

We’ve left you with a few photos to inspire you to hold an outdoor ceremony and after party – at least in the middle of a field, you won’t have any hotel neighbours complaining the noise is too loud!


A big thanks to the sources of these images- all of which we don’t own! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6