3 Keys ingredients to look for in a first class wedding venue
The Venue On Mar 18th, 2015 1147 0
Planning your perfect wedding takes a lot of time, effort and organisation. When it comes to potentially the most important day of your life, it is important that everything goes as planned and you have an amazing day that you’ll remember for years to come.
One extremely important part of this evening is the venue. Booking a first class wedding venue can sometimes make all the difference between a good fun wedding and a hilarious, unforgettable night that you will look back on with fondness. For this reason, picking out the venue is crucial to the survival of your evening! Here are three essential things you need to think about that encapsulates the ideal wedding venue.
The location really is where you get what you’ve paid for. Many wedding venue’s will be booked out for years in advance, so it is important to put your name down as soon as possible if you want to be married in your perfect venue. Getting engaged and getting married is a lengthy and expensive process, so you’ll want to choose your perfect location as there is not much room for error when it comes to the final ceremony.
You’ll want to choose your location based on several qualifying levels. To start with, how accessible is the location? If you have a long guest list and you want everyone to be able to attend, you’ll want to have the venue somewhere local or at least easily accessible. Some wedding parties tend to go abroad, however not everybody can afford the plane tickets, let alone the hotel prices, holiday insurance and the price of a dog or babysitter. Unless you’re planning on having a few select guests at your wedding ceremony, you want to keep it local.
Size? How big do you want your venue to be? Are you planning a small and intimate affair or do you want droves of people dancing the night away in an exquisite disco? There are venues of all shapes and sizes, from quaint tea rooms to extravagant dining and dancing halls.
Now for photography. Choosing your venue is essential when it comes to thinking about the wedding photos, because you’ll want your wedding scenery to be representative of you two as a couple. Whether you would like to be married in a sparkling evening venue overlooking the city of London, or you want to be surrounded by the glory of nature and rolling hills of the South Downs, you want a venue that can give your wedding beautiful, memorable photos that will stick with you for a lifetime.
Professional Staff and Organisers
If you’re the type of person who needs to know anything and everything about the organisation of your wedding, then perhaps a project manager is not for you. However it makes a great difference to be able to rely on a professional event manager to pick up the pieces when you are finding it a little too stressful. A professional team complete with event manager and DJ or live band adds a special touch to any event, as they’ll give you time to just sit back and enjoy your evening with your partner.
Many venues will provide experienced staff members who will wait on you and provide the evenings entertainment, but it is important to check up on reviews before making your booking, checking as to whether or not the venue is actually certified with catering and hospitality experience. Some venues may appear professional, but may hire waiters and waitresses on a one off basis. Venues with their own in-house entertainment team work together as a unit and serve to provide both you and your guests with a special experience.
On site (Or nearby) accommodation and a bridal suite
Sometimes a long journey home can be just enough to undo a great evening spent partying and laughing with friends. Once you’ve had a long, stressful day enjoying yourself, arranging cake, saying vows and dancing in uncomfortable shoes, sometimes the only walk you want to do is the walk up to your room on another floor.
Ensuring that a venue chosen has onsite accommodation, or at least a bridal suite, is essential. You might think you’ll be fine catching a taxi to a nearby hotel, but those ten minutes really make all the difference when you could be slipping in between the covers in the time it takes to get to a local hotel. Even better if the venue you are booking has onsite accommodation for close friends and family. Do your research!
You’ll DEFINITELY want a bridal suite that’s comfortable and roomy to accommodate your very own entourage on you Big Day! As well as bridesmaids, your mother and mother-in-law-to-be, you’ll need to have enough room for your hair stylist and make-up artist to work their magic and make you look your absolute best. (Pssst! If you’re looking for a top class bridal make up cheshire, check out the lovely Sarah Meredith…)
With these three features in mind, you can get a pretty clear idea of the perfect venue for your event. Make sure to book in advance so that you can get your dream venue!