Alfresco Wedding Breakfast at Glenfall House
Charlotte Burn Photography
Whilst the inspiration for this shoot very much came from the potential restrictions on indoor wedding breakfasts after Covid-19, we want to take a minute to say WOW! Alfresco wedding breakfasts could just be the way forward with or without social distancing guidelines. Because quite simply, it was beautiful!

Alfresco wedding breakfasts aren't hugely popular in the UK and we can probably put that down to the unpredictable weather we can have. But, when the weather is right and you have a view like we have here at Glenfall House - it is pure heaven. 

There's something truly magical about dining outdoors in your garden, and Glenfall's beautiful garden surrounded by the Cotswold hills truly lends itself to the many options available. 

Whether its breakfast on the terrace, a picnic on the lawn, wedding breakfast on our top lawn or a fancy BBQ on a balmy summer evening, feasting alfresco makes happy moments with friends and family all the more memorable; why not plan your food outside making the most of our breathtaking views and country garden. 

Dress the table with flowers matching the colour of the gardens. The Glenfall team used a selection of our grown flowers for this shoot and it really made the tables and set up become one with the garden - it was beautiful. 

Keep it simple - the beauty of having it outside is the surroundings, so you really don't need to go over the top with your decorations. We used 2 heavy vases per table and small bud vases in between and it was just the right amount. 

Avoid anything that may blow away. If you are wanting to create a seating plan for your guests place cards such as calligraphy marble tiles, jam jars with labels on, a mini plant etc -  Items that naturally have a little more weight to them will work a lot better then anything paper based. The same for your table plan - consider a frame or mirror rather then a paper based plan.  

If you have many children or elderly guests you may want to consider hiring in some gazebos to cover the sun. This may also be a little saving grace if the weather isn't looking the best but of course, our indoor ballroom will be there should the weather forecast look bad. 

Consider having more informal food rather then plated food. Sharing platters, food stations, a BBQ all lend themselves well to alfresco dining. Having the tables set up a little further away from the kitchen then usual would make a plated service a little more difficult. Still possible, but it may mean a few extra staff members to ensure we don't have a delay. 
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  • "The team at Glenfall really put their heart and soul into everything they do - they are fantastic! Nothing was ever too much trouble."
  • "Aside from the venue being simply stunning, Dianne and her team make the whole process of wedding planning as relaxed and enjoyable an experience as possible."
  • "The relaxed and friendly environment the team create really appealed to us and the fact the venue was exclusive use made it feel really intimate - it was perfect!"
  • "I can't write a review good enough to justify how amazing Glenfall is. They made our day so special and it certainly wouldn't of been the same without them. I haven't seen anywhere who give anywhere near as much care and attention to their events."
  • "Myself and my now husband Kevin (woop!) had our wedding at Glenfall House and wow! It's the most beautiful venue we could have ever asked for. The garden, the building and views are so picturesque."
  • "We've had so many compliments from our guests that it was the most beautiful venue and wedding they've been to. It really felt the most special day of our lives and we loved every minute of it"
  • "Glenfall House was the perfect venue for our wedding - Dianne and her team were so accommodating and flexible with meeting our vision."
  • "If you want a glamorous but unpretentious venue, look no further. It has the atmosphere of a luxury hotel whilst feeling like you're at home having a party with your loved ones."
  • "We had our wonderful wedding here , beautiful building and grounds , not to mention the wonderful staff , that ensured our day went smoothly..... would highly recommend Glenfall House as a wedding venue."
  • "The house and gardens are stunning; the tasteful decor highlights the original features of the house and adds to its beauty."
  • "The whole house, including the staff are warm and cosy, for a small wedding like mine was, it was perfect."
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