Picking the perfect wedding venue

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Congratulations on your engagement! You have the ring on your finger, so it’s time to get planning & first on your list is finding the perfect venue to be the backdrop to your wedding day. However with dozens of venues per county, HUNDREDS across the UK (plus destination wedding venues) it can be a daunting task selecting even just a long list of potentials, let alone a short list! So I thought I’d give you some helpful hints to get you started.

  1. Decide on the type of wedding that you’d like as this will start the ball rolling on what type of venue to go & see. For example, if you’re looking for a relaxed rustic day, then a large contemporary hotel won’t suit you.
  2. Make a realistic budget. This will involve both of you sitting down & being honest on what you can afford. There is no reason to get into mountains of debt just for 1 day, so be careful & realistic in your planning.
  3. Decide roughly how many guests you would like to invite. This will determine a venue’s suitability. If you’re looking to share your big day with every one of your nearest & dearest, work mates, family from all over the globe… then a venue with capacity of just 50 probably won’t be your best match. Unless you’re looking for an excuse to pare down the guest list that is!

Once you have these 3 key points in place, then you can start searching. Google local wedding venues, arrange meetings or go to their open days, check out their website & online presence (social media etc) for pictures of real weddings…

To be honest, this is a buttload of work though so I’d suggest giving me an email & using my knowledge, FAR easier!! My email is hello@beckiemelvinweddings.co.uk & I’d be honoured to keep you from going in circles, chasing information, requesting callbacks etc.