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Picking the Perfect Wedding Venue: A Fun-Filled Guide

Updated: May 16, 2023

Hey there, lovebirds! It's time to dive into the wild world of wedding venues. Choosing the right spot to say "I do" is a big deal, and we're here to help you navigate through the excitement. With so many options out there, it can be a bit overwhelming. But fear not! In this blog post, we'll be your trusty wedding venue experts, sharing a fun and informal guide on how to find the venue that screams "This is the place!" Let's get started!

North Cadbury Court church with the most amazing light
Church Wedding?

Picture Your Dream Wedding:

Close your eyes and imagine your special day. Do you see a rustic barn with twinkling lights or a fancy ballroom fit for royalty? It's time to embrace your inner wedding visionary and decide on your dream wedding style. From beachy vibes to garden enchantment, your venue should match your personal style and theme. So, dream big and get ready to make it a reality!

Autumn at Offley Place with the stunning ivy and with ceremony set up of pampas and disco balls
Offley Place: The conservatory

Wallet-Friendly Wonders:

Let's talk cash, honey! Set a budget and stick to it like your favorite lipstick shade. Figure out how much you can afford for your venue, including all the extras like food and decorations. Being smart with your finances will help narrow down your options and prevent any post-wedding blues. You've got this!

Hannah waiting with her girls in Old Marylebone town hall
Old Marylebone town hall

Location, Location, Location:

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty of venue hunting: location! Think about how far you and your guests are willing to travel. Do you want a local affair or a destination extravaganza? Consider the accessibility, nearby accommodations, and whether Uncle Bob will need a rocket ship to get there. Keep it real, but don't be afraid to add a little adventure!

Hannah on her way from the Landmark hotel in London to the Old Marylebone Town hall for her wedding
The Chicest Bride

Friends, Family, and Fun:

Now, let's crunch those numbers! How many people are you inviting to boogie down at your wedding? You'll want a venue that can comfortably fit your guest list without feeling like a sardine can. Check those capacity limits and make sure everyone has enough dance floor space. After all, it's all about celebrating with the people who matter most.

Richard and Ori on their couple portraits after their wedding ceremony at North Cadbury court. The stunning backdrop of this beautiful country house
Richard and Ori at North Cadbury court

Style Meets Vibes:

You're all about that ambiance, baby! When visiting potential venues, pay attention to the vibes they're giving off. Is it an elegant, classic joint or a cozy, rustic hideaway? Make sure the venue matches your style and feels like a warm hug from your wedding vision. If it needs a little sprucing up, remember that a few decorations can work wonders!

Hannah and Andrew ceilidh dancing on their evening wedding reception at Milling Barn, Hertfordshire
Hannah and Andrew Ceilidh dancing at Milling Barn

The Availability Tango:

Time to do the venue availability dance! If you have a specific date in mind, make sure to check if your dream venue is free to boogie on that day. Popular spots get snatched up faster than the bouquet toss, so stay flexible if you can. And don't forget to ask about any customization options to make the space truly yours!

Beautiful light streaming in the Poles hall wedding room at Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire
Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire

Services That Sparkle:

What's on the menu? Find out what the venue has to offer in terms of services and amenities. Some places have in-house catering, while others let you bring in your culinary superheroes. Check if they have a wedding planner or coordinator who can save the day. Oh, and don't forget to ask about parking, tech gear, and any extra goodies they can throw in!

Confetti at Stokes farm barns
Stokes Farm Barns

Wedding Venue Love at First Sight:

It's time for the grand tour! Go visit your top contenders and soak up the venue's vibes in person. Take notes on the layout, parking situation, and any venue rules you need to know. And hey, don't be shy! Ask all the questions that pop into your head. The more you know, the easier it'll be to make the perfect

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