Wedding Flowers throughout the seasons at The Ravenswood
Updated: Jul 12
Floral Ideas from a Master Florist Steph Willoughby @ chirpee.net
Key areas to plan to decorate for the wedding of your dreams at Ravenswood.
Ravenswood is a very popular Sussex Wedding venue with couples from all over the UK and beyond choosing to hold their weddings and celebrations there. Understandably so, the venue boasts great facilities, and knowledgeable wedding coordinators, set in 18 acres, a secret garden, a castle folly and a magical ruin to get wed in.
Ravenswood was built in part during the reign of Henry VI in the year 1426, though of this original structure little remains, and that that does, is now confined mainly to the core of the present building, which the majority of, was erected during the mid and latter years of Queen Victoria. The history of the estate is fascinating - find out more here
Outdoor Ceremonies: "The Little Castle"
Outside the entrance to the Castle suits either a Moongate decoration, Free-standing designs, Columns, or Pedestal arrangements on either side of the archway.
The top of the Castle can also be decorated...along with the Ceremony table and the back shelf inside the Castle.
We suggest LED candles or lanterns as well for the back shelf to create a romantic atmosphere.
A truly private spot to get married, down into the forest area of the grounds, it's hidden and magical.
Here are some before and after photos of a bespoke design we created for this lovely couple this year.
Inside the hotel, The Jacobean Room (otherwise known as The White Room) provides a modern intimate space for your wedding.
Couples often ask us, "What if I order an Arch or a Moongate for an outdoor Ceremony and then the weather turns bad?" Usually, your ceremony will then take place in The Jacobean room at Ravenswood, and it's easy - we just set up the Arch inside for you.
Alternatively, if you prefer a Sweetheart Table we can create an Archway over your table just for you two!
The Baronial hall is your other choice of Ceremony or reception area - a traditional wood-panelled room with a fireplace and staircase to make your entrance (and decorate!). Gorgeous for the cooler months of the year.
The fireplace doesn't have a mantlepiece so the options to decorate it, are above on the railings or beside it with pedestals or free-standing columns or deconstructed arches.
The Princess Beatrice Suite is the larger circular room in The Ravenswood.
The general set-up is a long Top Table for 8-10 people with 10- 12 Round Guest tables.
These are perfect for either circular floral rings with a central candle.
In the photo below the chairs were also decorated for a gorgeous Summer wedding this year.
If you fancy a more dramatic statement - choose elevated stands with a floral arrangement on the top. Ignore the myth that your guests won't be able to see each other - the stands are designed to be 80cm high - above eye level!
We have a range of stands at our workshop - dull gold, rose gold and perspex, rectangular and trumpet stands - you just need to make an appointment to come and choose which you prefer!
If rustic and a country-style look is your thing - wood slices with mixed bottles and jars filled with your flowers are a perennial favourite.
Other areas to decorate - The lovely staircase in the Baronial Hall.
Signs - Welcome signs, easels, and order of service signs can also have florals added.
This is one of the regular venues we have decorated many, many times with beautiful fresh (and silk) flowers, we can certainly advise on the key areas that will make your wedding day truly beautiful, and we are proud to be a preferred supplier here.
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Check out a recent Fairy-tale wedding designed by us to look like a Forest setting...on our Facebook page
Photo Credits: John Scofield
...the rest by Chirpee Flowers...