6 Pieces of Advice for Choosing a Wedding Venue

Do you really know what you’re looking for in a wedding location? Before you go on a weekend excursion looking for the perfect site. Please browse through our Galleries of Wedding Venues and take these tips for help.

1. Have a chat with partner and ask what sort of wedding you would like. Be prepared to compromise if you have different ideas; this could help avoid trouble later!
Looking for a summer wedding in the city, a relaxed or contemporary barn wedding venue or a formal and elegant country house?

2.Civil ceremony or church wedding?

3.Deciding what type of ceremony you would like will highlight the area in which you should look for a wedding venue as your wedding reception venue should ideally be within a 20 – 25 minute radius of the church.

4.Decide on a budget
Working out a budget early on will help you to shortlist potential wedding venues. Wedding catering and alcohol normally take up quite a large chunk of your budget so remember to include it in your calculations.
What’s best for guests? Don’t forget about guests travelling to your big day. Look for a wedding venue near to where the majority of your guests live.

5.Have a rough idea of guest numbers before you start looking for a wedding venue or be prepared to alter your guest list. This should avoid the disappointment of visiting a beautiful wedding venue only to find out it is too big/small for your wedding.

6. If you’ve decided on a date for your wedding and it’s set in stone, check the availability of that date before you visit. If you’re flexible about the day of the week, month, season, or even the year of your wedding you’ll have a much wider choice of venues.

Wedding websites such as this one are useful because they have details of a wide range of wedding venues at your fingertips.

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