My ideal wedding venue would be….
A wedding venue is a very important part of a wedding. I think it is one of the crucial things to think about, as it the one aspect of a wedding that gets a lot of your budget.
The wedding is a special time that you want to make just right for you and your partner. I know a lot of people would go abroad but for me staying in England would be amazing because I am proud of where I am from. It would also keep costs down and easy to get the guest to travel without having to deal with the hassle of flights and other stuff.
When I am thinking about my own dream wedding venue it has to be in a location that is aesthetically pleasing and that it is a special place that I am comfortable with hosting my special day at.
I would ideally like a venue with character and style that sets a scene. like the idea of places that hold history and memories for others. An example of a lovely property that is beautiful in appearance is Silchester House.
I do love being around nature, as it would be my favourite place to be. I would love to have an area full of natural beauty, green and trees to help create a relaxed environment for the day. Not to mention the open space would be spot on for the photos for the wedding, making sure that there is plenty of space for all the guests to be included when having photographs taken.
A different advantage of having a large open space outside would be for me as a parent and be having guests with children would be the open space for children to run about and play. It can be easy for children to get bored being stuck inside a building all day that it would be really good for them to escape outside. It then also gives them the change to create their own fun memories instead of being stuck indoors being bored all day. Means that the adults and the children are happy, win-win.
Advice for the bride and groom when considering a wedding venue….
Some advice I would give to the groom or bride when thinking about a wedding venue is about the size of the location with regards to how many people are coming to the wedding and how accessible it is for guests travelling.
One suggestion I would make when considering a wedding venue would be to make sure that you check out the venue prior to the wedding. I would recommend visiting the location twice because I am a bit of a control freak and like to make sure everything is A-OK. Visiting the venue before the wedding is a great way to suss out if that location feels right for you.
When thinking about the location and if you are doing a theme does it fit with the image you want it to be? If you are planning to do something outside bear in mind that different seasons come with the different weather. So you need to think carefully about the time of the year you plan your wedding. For example, if you chose to have fireworks as a feature in your wedding you don’t really want it in the winter. People will not really enjoy standing around wet and cold. Small things to consider but are important things to think about so that on the big day everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Cheers for reading X
This post is a collaboration with Bijou wedding venues. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.