Wedding Trends in 2018

Are you planning your special day, and looking for a little inspiration? Our idyllic Cheltenham wedding venue can take care of everything.

Here are some wedding trends that we think are going to be very popular this year.


Style & Colours

The rustic look, that has been around for several seasons, is finally waving good-bye. In 2018, it’s all about ‘New Age Bohemian’. This look is chic and dramatic, yet still somewhat relaxed. As there’s plenty of flexibility with this theme, we are predicting deeper colours and richer textures; weddings this year will not be so much about perfectly matching palettes but about creating a vibe for your special day.

We expect to see deep hues like burgundy and black and with the pantone colour of the year named as Ultra Violet Purple, choose this and your day will stand out and be memorable to all your guests. Metallics such as gold and copper are also making huge appearances this year, to give your wedding a touch of edgy glamour.


Décor & Flowers

Marble and stone elements were really popular last year, and we expect they will remain so in 2018. However, décor is turning slightly chicer, with plenty of macramé and crystals. Crystals can be scattered around on tables as display pieces, and macramé table runners and chair décor are becoming increasingly popular.

When it comes to flowers, cascading bouquets are all the rage for weddings this year. A modern take on the classic bouquet, you should mix lots of different colours and your favourite blooms along with a lot of greenery.

Our wedding co-coordinator can work with you to help assist and advise on your décor and colours to make your dream wedding a reality.


Guest list sizes & Venues

Indoor venues are making a huge comeback this year, whereas outdoor spaces were all the rage in 2017. That trend seems to be disappearing and instead people are preferring the ‘blank slate’ of indoor venues, where they can create their perfect wedding style and not have to worry about the weather.

Larger weddings are in style; our Cheltenham wedding venue has the perfect room for you if you want your wedding to be a large affair, our Park Suite can comfortably fit 280 guests so you won’t have to compromise on the size of your guest list.

We are one of the only hotels in Gloucestershire that offers complete flexibility; if you would prefer your wedding to be a more intimate and exclusive event, then we also have the Garden room, which is perfect for up to 70 guests. We have a room to suit every kind of wedding, which takes the stress off of you when planning your special day.


We predict that these current wedding trends are going to be massive in 2018, so take note if you are starting to plan your special day!

If you are planning your wedding, we offer bespoke wedding packages and are one of the best hotels in Gloucestershire to host your special day. To enquire about our wedding facilities, call now on 01242 222021 or contact us directly.