12 garden games to play at your wedding

If you're hoping to host your wedding celebrations alfresco, then keep your guests entertained and take your pick from our sturdy selection of 12 garden games to play at your wedding.

Summer weddings are the perfect time to spill outside, enjoy the glorious grounds of your venue and get family and friends together for your big day.

With even the big kids at your wedding looking for a way to join in with the fun, don’t miss SoGlosWeddings’ round up of 12 garden games to play at your wedding.


1. Space hoppers

A post shared by Beth (@bethvannhewitt) on


Bounce, boing and bob around the grounds of your venue with some space hoppers which are sure to add a smile to your guests faces and bring back that all-important feeling of childhood.


2. Giant Jenga


Get your guests involved in some nail-biting novelty fun with a giant game of Jenga. Perfect for all ages, this game is also great for larger indoor venues if you’re not blessed with the best weather on your big day.


3. Connect Four

A post shared by Vicky (@vicky_pearce) on


Add a hint of nostalgia to your wedding reception with a childhood classic game of Connect Four. If you fancy some wedding DIY, why not have a go at creating your own with a simple tutorial?


4. Coconut shy


Bringing a fairground favourite to your celebrations, big and little kids will love a classic coconut shy. Take aim and hedge your bets for who will knock them all down first.


5. Croquet


If your wedding venue boasts glorious grounds, then why not make the most of them with a spot of croquet on a luscious lawn? Sure to release a contagious competitive spirit amongst your guests, a game of croquet is sure to go down a treat.


6. Limbo

A post shared by Zoe (@zohank) on


How low can you go? Get the party started with a limbo competition which is bound to bring out the fun in all of your guests. What’s more, if the heavens open, why not take this one onto your dancefloor and carry on the partying into the night?


7. Treasure hunt

A post shared by Emma (@pinklemonadeandlace) on


Create a curiosity by hiding treats around the grounds of your venue. With carefully placed clues dotted around, be sure to make sure there’s an exciting prize waiting for guests at the end.


8. Bubbles


Always a hit with the little ones, bubbles are an affordable, quick and easy way to keep the kids entertained at your wedding. Even better, this easy entertainment also makes a great backdrop for your wedding photos.


9. Welly wanging


Festival themed weddings will be complete with the ultimate welly wanging contest. Warm up for your best throw yet and get ready for a game like no other.


10. Chess


Chess champions amongst your guests can enjoy a giant game of chess. Roping in others to help them beat their opponent, a bit of healthy competition will keep everyone entertained.


11. Noughts and crosses


See who can outsmart who with a huge version of the classic noughts and crosses. Get your bridesmaids and groomsmen to battle it out to be crowned as the winner.


12. Board games

A post shared by Sarah Brush (@eventivebrush) on


There’s nothing better than getting family and friends together over a board game or two. Dig out the old favourites, with everything from Guess Who to Cluedo, sure to go down a treat.


By Sophie Bird

© SoGlosWeddings
Wednesday 06 June 2018

More hot lists you might like...

Discover where to hunt for high street wedding dresses in Gloucestershire and beyond.

9 places to shop for high street wedding dresses

Delivering style and substance for irresistible prices, high street brands’ wedding collections offer an ever-increasing...

Check out our round up of eight budget destinations.

8 of the best value honeymoons destinations

Whether you’re splashing out on your big day and want to cut costs on your honeymoon, or perhaps you’re hoping...

Create thoughtful wedding favours which guests will love with SoGlosWeddings’ DIY ideas.

16 creative ideas for DIY wedding favours

From cute cupcakes and chocolates to photographic mementos and music, discover SoGlosWeddings’ 16 ideas for DIY wedding...

With bouncy castles, picnics and nap rooms, keep the kids happy at your wedding with a few hints from our hot list.

16 ways to keep the kids entertained on your wedding day

Worried about keeping the kids entertained on your wedding day? Fear not, SoGlosWeddings has put together a list of inspirational...

Feast your eyes on our round up of 15 of the prettiest Cotswold barn venues, including Blackwell Grange. Image © Paul Willetts Photography.

15 of the prettiest Cotswold wedding barns

Beautiful countryside, chocolate box villages and rustic venues provide a magnetic draw for couples looking to tie the knot...