Priston Mill Watermill in landscaped gardens

Red, White and Blue

This month, no doubt like many of you, we have enjoyed Wimbledon, The Henley Regatta, the British Grand Prix and the FA World Cup; all in the midst of a heatwave! Great Britain has certainly been great, and at peak wedding season everyone here at Priston Mill has also been going full steam ahead.

We really love seeing both of our venues, The Tythe Barn and The Watermill, decorated with a theme in mind. It’s wonderful to see couples use their creativity to make sure that these two beautiful wedding venues are entirely unique for their big day. And as these lovely pictures show, in a summer like this one, what better way to celebrate being British?

There is something very traditional yet beautiful about an abundance of fresh strawberries and cream, especially when cascading down a homemade Victoria Sponge!
The ‘card box’ is often a piece where couples feel free to be creative. In recent years the traditional Royal Mail box has become a firm favourite. Such items can be made, hired or bought. Sometimes they are even personalised with names and dates.

Wedding ideas for a cake and card box

Signposts or name places showing home towns and cities across the country are a brilliant touch at the entrance to either of our venues. Immediately your guests understand that the day is totally personal to the couple they are there to celebrate.

Wedding sign ideas

One of our past couples had a GB theme to their whole wedding day. We particularly loved the cupcakes adorned in red, white and blue.

Hiring a London bus or some other quirky wedding transport to transport your guests is another fun idea. Believe it or not you can fit double-deckers down our beautiful country lanes!


Our team of talented chefs have a vast array of delicious dishes to enjoy – do take a look at our menus. However, if you wanted to be very traditional, you could serve your guests a joint of locally reared roast beef and great big Yorkshire puddings, complete with locally sourced, seasonal vegetables. To finish maybe choose something from our selection of desserts – how about Pavlova with clotted cream ice-cream and strawberries, or ‘Pimms’ strawberry tart?

There are so many themes and styles you can embrace to celebrate your big day. Our team, our experience and our enthusiasm can help you make it a reality. If you would like any help styling or planning your wedding, do get in touch.