You’ve found ‘the one’, set the big day and started planning your wedding together. Now, all you need is a stunning venue where you and your guests can enjoy the day of a lifetime. With so many wedding venues available, how do you find the one that’s perfect for your big day? Here are five tips to help you reach the right decision.
1. Choose somewhere with beautiful grounds
Country wedding venues with well-kept grounds will give you lots of scope for those unforgettable wedding photos. If children will be present, interesting features such as labyrinths or ponds (always under adult supervision) will delight the youngsters. And because wedding days can be exhausting as well as exciting, extensive grounds give you and your guests somewhere relaxing to retreat for a few minutes during the day.
2. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment
Nothing’s worse than missing out on the perfect venue because you left the booking too late. Do your research in plenty of time, shortlist a couple of possible wedding venues and then book your favourite. Don’t be forced into having to accept second best - you’ll regret it for ever.
3. Size matters…
Make sure the wedding venue is a suitable size for all the guests you want to invite. Visit the venue in advance, meet the team and ask the management for advice. Have a good look around. If lots of children will be celebrating with you, does the venue have space for them to run around and let off steam in safety? And will the staff be sympathetic to energetic youngsters? As with all aspects of wedding planning, attention to detail avoids disappointment on your big day.