I rather adore receiving wedding invitations.
I get all giddy with excitement about them. I am such a romantic and I have a huge love of interiors and styling so I am always so curious and fascinated at the choices that take place in regard to weddings.
I have been to civil partnerships, registry office weddings, big church do’s, low key second weddings, informal weddings, formal weddings. One of my favourite weddings ever was my BFF Jewish wedding where my new boyfriend and I had to sit apart and the customs I was unused to endlessly fascinated me.
I think it is fair to say I have been to a lot of weddings, I once went to a very very posh wedding in London where Jamie Oliver was cooking in the same venue. But that was a bit of a sad wedding. Money and a fabulous venue doesn’t make necessarily for happinesses.
But after the dress and the flowers, (I like big white dresses and abundant flowers personally!) the venue is key isn’t it. The venue to marry in and the venue to hold the reception.
So what makes a perfect wedding venue ? Well i guess we are all different and what suits one will not suit the other will it, but after my extensive research I would say some things are important no matter what the style of your wedding.
Here are my top 5 tips of what makes a perfect wedding venue.
- Guests need to be able to park – a too small car park can mean a very long walk and no one needs that in their fancy clothes, so ample parking is a must (as well as good directions if the wedding and reception are in different venues.)
- It needs to be big enough. I went to a wedding once where over half of us stood for the entire long service. Capacity is important.
- Good food is an essential. I don’t think it matters if it’s a posh sit down meal or a light buffet you still want to be choosing a venue that consistently serves good quality food.
- Good acoustics matter too. Whatever music, microphones, bands or sound systems are being used they need to work for the venue or everyone really will just head to the bar and refuse to dance.
- Budget is important too when looking for the right venue. You really don’t want to be spending more than you can afford. Special as this day is, starting married life with a lot of debt is a bad idea.
So how do you find that perfect venue? Well I’d recommend using the free venue finding service which will do the hard work for you . You can search in line with budget, capacity, location, etc. and it will only show you what is available and suitable. How useful is that? You can even use their free personal assistant service that will do the searching for you.
What a brilliant way to help find that perfect wedding venue.
written in collaboration with Venuefinder