There’s something so romantic about a wintertime wedding. Settings of snow against deep colors and rich textures have a dramatic effect that stands out from the usual wedding themes. If you’re making plans for your dream winter wedding, be sure to check out our list of tips and touches that will transform your wedding into a winter wonderland.

What are Top Venue Ideas for a Winter Wedding? 

The venue you choose for your wedding day is one of the most important planning decisions that you’ll make. It sets the tone for memories that last a lifetime, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. When deciding on the venue for your winter wedding, we recommend you look for these attributes:

  • Space to hold both the ceremony and the reception 
  • Indoor + outdoor seating options 
  • Outdoor grounds that turn into a winter wonderland for photos 
  • Amenities for cold weather – patio heat lamps & coat check

When deciding on a venue, imagine what it will look like on your big day with your wedding colors, flowers, and special lighting. An outdoor area for photos with picturesque scenery is the key to achieving that “wonderland” vibe. Just be sure to consider the time that you take your photos since the sun sets early during the winter months. At Windows on the Water, we have acres of pristine forest and a lakeside view that will leave your guests speechless. 

What Are The Best Grand Winter Wedding Decorations? 

The décor of a winter wedding is what brings this theme to life! When deciding on your colors, flowers, and lighting, these details are going to be key.

  • Colored accents of burgundy, berry red, deep blues, and gold 
  • Greenery, Velvet, lace, and a little glitter add a romantic touch 
  • Crystal accents to look like snow 
  • Chandeliers and lanterns for soft, warm lighting

You can have a lot of fun decorating for a winter wonderland theme. Candlelight is also a nice touch that suits the early sunset of the winter months. We like lots of greenery throughout your flowers and lighting for a wintertime wedding. Finally, an ice sculpture is always a good idea for this theme, and who doesn’t love an ice sculpture?

What’s the Top Savory Winter Themed Cuisine? 

You can get especially creative when planning the cuisine for your winter wedding! Create a menu that will delight and warm up your guests with elegant spins on seasonal comfort food. 

For cocktail hour, we love a bourbon bar that will make your guests feel warm and toasty. You can have soup shooters in cute mini-mugs with freshly baked tarts of jam and fine cheese passed out for hors d’oeuvres. 

Dinner can be a classic roast with a potato bar that includes mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, and french fries and all the toppings. In addition to your wedding cake, lava cakes are a popular sweet treat for wintertime weddings. Speaking of cake, some of the most stunning cake toppers we’ve ever seen are the ones that are winter-themed!

Plan Your Winter Wonderland Wedding at Windows on the Water 

At Windows on the Water, our team of wedding specialists will help you plan the wedding of your dreams – whether that’s a winter wonderland wedding or a sunny, springtime one. With an 86-acre property adorned with Christmas-like fir trees, weeping willow trees, an elegant gazebo, and a two-tied waterside patio along a picturesque lake – our majestic venue is ideal for a winter wedding. Our senior wedding planners and innovative culinary team will spare not a single detail in turning your dream of a wintertime wedding into a beautiful reality.

Book an appointment today to see why Windows on the Water is the wedding venue for you. Call us at 609-208-9475 or contact us online. We look forward to planning with you soon!