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What Makes the Perfect Wedding Venue?

You've decided to get married (and that is the most important thing!) but then all the decisions that come next can begin to feel quite overwhelming. Here are some simple tips to help you book the perfect wedding venue.

The perfect venue will fit all your guests

People are always the most important thing, and this is especially true in weddings. Surround yourself with the people you need there celebrating the occasion and making the memories with you. You need to accommodate everyone comfortably so look for a venue that has a large seating plan - because it's far better to have extra space than too little.

Perfect all year round, whatever the weather

Make sure the venue will perform and look its best in the same season and at the same time of day you intend to get married. Is there heat and air conditioning? Is there a ‘backup’ space if all of a sudden it starts to rain? Is there good indoor/ outdoor flow so you can make the most of the good weather and minimise the impact of poor weather?

Offers both a ceremony venue and reception venue

You can't beat the convenience of having both events at the same location - so long as you don't feel you're compromising what you want from both sites. The perfect wedding venue will save you and your guests from being ushered between venues while still giving you the best ceremony venue AND the best reception venue.

The perfect setting

Speaks for itself really. Beautiful views don't just provide a beautiful backdrop for the photos but they can influence the whole atmosphere of the day.

Suits your wedding theme 

It is not easy to plan a style-specific wedding at all venues.  A neutral venue will suit most wedding day styles because you can decorate it the way you want.

You can trust them to think of all the little details

Because you'll be too busy to. Like the signing table and chairs, water dispenser, dressing the pergola, storage for any extra items you're supplying, onsite parking for the wedding group, and games such as petanque to keep the guests entertained. 

Gives you options for the level of service you want

Some venues have food and beverage restrictions while others have a mandatory caterer. A full service wedding venue usually offers everything from table and chair rentals, to linens and catering supplies, while a non-full service venue may only offer you the space, leaving it up to you to fill in the rest. A venue that offers you options - flexibility around catering and furnishing choices, and even help with the wedding planning if you want it, is ideal. 

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