Wedding on a MountainWhen it comes to tying the knot, you can set your sights away from London especially if you want to take advantage of the outdoors, which make incredible backdrops to wedding photos and videos. One of these amazing wedding venues is Canterbury in Kent.

The city immortalized by Chaucer is one of the beloved wedding destinations because of its long history, gorgeous architecture, and accessibility. As experienced wedding specialist Winters Barns puts it, you can merge old world, elegant charm with the conveniences of modern weddings in Canterbury.

Nevertheless, to make sure the event still turns out perfect, plan well with these:

Ensure transportation plans for everyone

If you have guests coming over from London, then Canterbury is a perfect wedding destination for you. Less than 65 miles away, it is less than two hours by car. They can also take the efficient train services, which leave usually every 30 minutes with a travel time of about 1.5 hours. For those flying in through Heathrow Airport can take a train or a bus via London Lewisham.

Look for the perfect wedding venue

Finding a wedding venue in Kent especially in Canterbury is incredibly easy. After all, the tiny city is a favorite among European pilgrims ever since the arrival of St. Augustine by the orders of Pope Gregory the Great.

Besides the church and the cathedral, you can also make the most of the splendid gardens and historic accommodation options, which already offer a comprehensive wedding package that includes a bridal carriage and cottage, as well as the flexibility to choose your food and drink supplier.

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Check the weather

When is the best time to get married in Canterbury? First, you can check the weather. It tends to be sunny during the month of August and then cold and wet around November to February. If you want to increase your chances of getting an accommodation for all your guests, you may want to avoid the months of April and June, where you can expect several festivals.

These are few but very important factors to consider when planning a wedding in Canterbury. This will give you the head start you need so you will find other aspects of planning easier.