One of the first things that you need to do when planning a wedding is to choose the venue. It can set the tone for the rest of the wedding plans, as well as perhaps help you to decide on the date of your wedding. After all, you can only choose a certain venue when it is available. So it needs to be one of the first things you do, after choosing a budget, of course. There are so many different kinds of wedding venue to choose from. All of which have pros and cons to them. So before you decide what to go for, it is a good idea to know what might suit you best. Here are a few ideas to help you decide (though there are plenty of other venue choices that you could make).
Manor or Country Estate
Estates like this have many pluses to them. They offer a feeling of luxury and stunning backdrops. The gardens are manicured and taken care of, and the backdrop of the house itself is going to look stunning in the wedding photographs. They can usually cater for large numbers, and they can take care of most aspects. So if you want a wedding and reception that is straightforward for you, this could be a really good option for you. There is no need to hire things like cutlery or glassware, for example. So it can make it easy to plan. If you are looking for somewhere in the UK, then you could choose the wedding venue Clevedon Hall in the southwest, for example.
Getting married in a garden can also be a really beautiful setting. It can be really romantic and quite a cosy and intimate setting. You kind of have ready-made decor when you choose a garden, so it means that you don’t need many other decorations. You just need to think of a backup, though, just in case of inclement weather. In the UK, you legally need to sign the register in an actual building, though. So it either needs to be done beforehand or taken inside just for that part. So it could be a little awkward if that is what you choose.
Place of Worship
Many people might choose a church location for a wedding due to beliefs or want to go for a more traditional wedding. These locations can make really great settings for photographs and atmosphere for a wedding. Just be careful to check on what restrictions there might be at the religious venue. The only drawback with choosing a place of worship is that you’ll have to have the location elsewhere. So you need to check the logistics of people getting there, as well as availability at both places. It might be a little tricky to coordinate, so just something to think about.
Have you had a specific venue for your wedding in mind? It would be interesting to hear what you are leaning towards and your reasons why.