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How to Choose a Wedding Venue: What You Need to Consider…

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue, it’s likely to be at the top of any newly engaged couple’s list, with the venue being a very important part of your day. It really is a big decision and you need to ensure that you get it right. Whether your style is something rustic, or a stately home or contemporary hotels, there’s plenty to choose from.

So take a look at our helpful blog on how to choose the perfect wedding venue, whether you have a dream venue in mind or are at the start of your venue search, we have a range of tips and questions to ask when it comes to your venue.

Narrowing Down your Search

Much like deciding on your wedding dress, your wedding venue is just as important. You’ll be able to picture yourself there on the day and the style of the building, both exterior and interior, we’ll work with the theme of your wedding.

Does it Hold the Right Capacity?

Whether you want a large capacity wedding venue, or you prefer something smaller and intimate, this is something that can help you narrow down your choice of wedding venue. The size of the venue is incredibly important and will impact on a budget and enjoyment of your guests.

Is it the right location

Where will your guests be coming from, if they’re not local, it’s important to choose a venue that is easily accessible and has accommodation on site or in hotels in close proximity is desirable. If you have guests coming from abroad, how far is the closest international airport? These factors should play a role in your decision making, your guests’ comfort and experience is important. Something that is also important to consider is your wedding transport, from vintage cars to a horse and carriage, is the venue suitable?

Does it fit with your theme

Think about whether a venue works with and even enhances your wedding aesthetic, if you want a glamourous and impressive country mansion, or you’d like something modern like a warehouse or art gallery, these can all be perfect. Maybe you and your partner love the outdoors, a garden marquee or castle with large grounds is perfect.

Make a list of the areas which are non-negotiable

You’re likely to have an idea of how you’d like your big day to be and its important that the venue lives up to this, before viewing any venues, you should sit down with your partner and discuss your non-negotiables, this can include the following…

  • Budget
  • Catering
  • Suppliers
  • Live music
  • Fireworks, sparklers, flame eaters etc.

So as you can see, there’s plenty of things that need to be considered in order for you to ensure that you chosen the perfect venue.

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