Find the Perfect wedding venue for your big day
Choosing a wedding venue can be the most time consuming decisions you will have to make when you decide to get married. There are so many options, places and types of venue to choose from these days. Marriage has become a more relaxed and a less formal affair no longer restricted to the traditional local Church or registry office. Many historical building, Stately homes, Castles and barns are now licensed to hold ‘civil’ Ceremonies.
Many people are looking for something different, unusual or unique, but finding this and matching the budget can be difficult. It is a good idea to start in your local area and get a feel for what is out there and what you can afford, searching the internet and looking at venues on line will give you a great idea of what places look like and what they can offer.
Most couples want an exclusive venue, with only their own guests invited to join there day. This can be very costly though and those very popular venues which have a restaurant open to the public would need to be hosting very large wedding reception booking for the venue to agree exclusivity. Golf clubs and country clubs with private members will be very similar and reluctant to hire out the whole venue on popular days and bank holidays.
Having your legal ceremony in a church or registry office means your choice of reception venues is endless as it won’t need to be licensed for weddings. This is a good way to keep costs down and means you can usually get great packages that will suit your budget.
Finding an usual venue can be harder to arrange and combine all aspects of what you want but it is worth the effort as there are so many pleasing and beautiful places in which all your dreams can be fulfilled.
Couples having a spiritual or humanist ceremony, which is not legally binding, often choose a outdoor venue but the legal part must be done in a licensed room with permanent walls and roof although the definition varies and many gazebos have been licensed as long as they are classed as a permanent structure . Its worth looking at castles and other historical buildings , which could provide a stunning place and back drop for your wedding and the photos, it will be incredibly atmospheric and provide great interest for your guests.
Once you have decided on your venue, you need to contact them as soon as possible so as not to be disappointed. Try and provide as much information and details as you can so they can understand and picture exactly what you would like and also give you options on prices. If you haven’t decided on the date then give them an idea of what time of year you are looking for and then they can back to you with days and dates which are available.
Booking your wedding venue in a short period can really get you some amazing savings. If you have a venue in mind and are not too fussy about dates this can really pay off as some venues offer great packages and half price or more