Creative ways to keep guests cool at summer weddings

There are plenty of positives to hosting a summer wedding (longer days, gorgeous photos, no need to rug up…), but weddings in warmer weather, especially in sunny Australia, do come with challenges too.

Now that nuptials are well and truly back on the cards, we’ve gathered some cute and creative ways to keep your guests cool if you’re planning a wedding for the warmer months!

Personalised fans

A sweet take-home memento from your celebration, fans with you and your partner’s name and wedding date on one side and your guest’s name on the other are a practical way to keep things cool! Whether you opt for a folding fan or keep it simple with a hand fan, this unique favour is cute and practical—perfect.

Ice block stations

Whether you offer them before your ceremony, while you’re taking photos afterwards, or during the reception, a station with colourful ice blocks is a sweet and nostalgic way to keep your guests cool, and provides a cute talking point. Go the extra mile and match the flavours and colours to your wedding theme!


Providing plenty of photo ops (as well as some much-needed shade) a basket of pretty parasols is a chic way to let your guests keep cool in warmer weather. Our beachside venue pairs perfectly with classic white parasols, or you could opt for a bunch that match your wedding’s scheme.

Decorative arbours/sails

For a late-afternoon wedding, consider the addition of shady arbours/sails to give your guests some relief from the summer sun! Our location by the beach suits raw, floaty fabrics like linen, as well as organic beachy materials like palm fronds. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate construction—a makeshift beach tent using will do the trick (and provides a great backdrop for your photos, too).