Choosing your dream wedding venue

Choosing the wedding venue is one of the most difficult decisions you have to make when planning your wedding. Choose the wrong place and the day is ruined.

That’s why it’s so important to take your time.

To help you make the right decision we’ve put together a guide on choosing the wedding venue that’s best for you.

The budget

It’s not something that people like talking about, but it’ll be one of the biggest influencers when it comes to choosing the wedding venue.

What can you realistically afford? There’s no point blowing your whole wedding budget on the venue. So think carefully how much you can set aside.

How many people are attending?

After the budget, size is the next big consideration. You need something big enough to hold all of your guests, but not so big that it makes your wedding look like a small get together.

And remember, the more people you invite, the more likely it is to be an expensive ordeal.

Where will the ceremony be?

You don’t want to have to travel the width of the country to your reception. So make sure you book two places that are reasonably close.

It’ll make the travelling time nice and short.

What time of year?

Nearly all wedding venues are open all year round, so whenever you want to get married, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Remember though, if you want a winter wedding there is a chance you’ll be snowed in. So make sure that the venue is easily accessible when the weather is bad.

Will you be staying there?

A lot of venues nowadays offer you and your guests the chance to stay overnight, because let’s face it, you won’t be feeling too good.

It’s an excellent choice if you want to extend your wedding, but may not be wise for those planning their day on a budget.

What does the venue offer?

Some venues offer extras as part of their package. For example the place you’re looking at might provide catering or decor. Make sure you know exactly what you get in the package you’ve chosen.