How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue


Your wedding day will always be the biggest, and most lavish day of your life. It is a day which you will always want to be perfect in every way, so planning every detail of your wedding day can take a lot of time and work. In this post we are going to take a look at perhaps the most difficult wedding planning decisions of all - choosing the ideal wedding venues for your celebration. And I am going to take a look into some simple tips and tricks you can use, to help you pick the right place this year.

Ask a Planner 
The easiest step you can take if you are unsure of what to do in terms of your wedding venue, is to ask a wedding planner for advice. They will be able to help you pick out one which will suit your needs for the day, and pick somewhere that suits your budget. They will likely have a whole list of venues who they are in contact with every day too, so this will make things a lot easier for you when you want to narrow down your search to find the ideal place.

Think of Your Vision 
To pick the best venue for you, you need to think of what YOU want in a venue. If you want to have a lavish and a luxurious affair, it might be a good idea to opt for a large cathedral or a castle. However if you want to have something a little more quaint and cute, you could choose to have an outdoor wedding or choose a little country pub or hotel for the day. The kind of venue you choose will have a massive impact on the theme of your day, and this is why it is so important for you to choose the right one for you.

There is a huge difference in needs, for a wedding who will have 50 guests, and one which will have 150. Before you can truly choose a venue which reflects what you want, you need to create a solid guest list so that you know how many people you need to cater for (and make space for in the evening). If you have a small party there is no sense in booking a huge function room, so perhaps a village hall or country pub would suit you better. If you have a large guest list however, you need to make sure you have room for everyone, so large hotel function room or a room in a stately home would be better suited.

The location of your wedding is a crucial factor in the planning process of your big day. You will need to decide how you will travel to the venue, and also factor in how far away it is for your guests too. It is a good idea to try and choose somewhere which is within an hour or so away from your home, as this will make things easier for everyone who attends. If you do pick somewhere a little further away, make sure to discuss booking rooms with your chosen location though.

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What is your Budget?
Before you pick any wedding venue, you need to have an in-depth discussion about your budget. A strict budget will make it a lot easier for you to narrow down your search options, and it will also ensure that you don’t get your hopes up too high. You need to make sure you have availability to some of this budget too, as most venues require a deposit when booking.

What is Included?
And finally, make sure you enquire about what is included in your package when you book a venue. A lot of venues will have a few different packages to choose from, and these will include things such as the room hire, DJ, food, an evening buffet and maybe even a room for the wedding night! Make sure when you are looking for venues that you get the best possible deal and that it fits in with your needs and budget.

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