Your Guide To How To Choose a Wedding Venue

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make before your big day is simply where to hold the festivities, and is most likely to be the largest cost you’ll face in the planning stages. It’s really exciting look at venues, and you can start to imagine how your big day is going to pane out. 

We fell in love instantly with our venue, and it was a no-brainer for us to book it straight away. But we did plenty of research before we laid down the deposit. I’ve put together a post that is a combination of all my research, funnelled into one useful post.

Your Guide to How to Choose a Wedding Venue | UK Lifestyle Blog

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Making the Decision

Choosing a venue for your wedding depends on your own personal tastes; whether you want historic charm, impressive scale, luxury, simplicity, outdoors, indoors, rural or urban. It can be difficult to find a shortlist of venues with the perfect blend of features by yourself, and so many other aspects to plan, no one can blame you for feeling daunted.

If you’re feeling snowed under, there are expert planners like One Events on hand to help. Planners know weddings, and will cater for your every wedding whim, present you with the best choices in one place. With a planner, you’re in charge of the decision-making.

Your budget

Budgeting for your wedding needs a lot of organisation, so, apologies to the spreadsheet-phobic, but creating a breakdown of costs in a spreadsheet is highly advised so you can see what you’re spending, and make it easier to compare venues. You’ll need to consider the following about the venue, as well as their fees:

  • Capacity, Catering & Drinking – make sure you can comfortably accommodate all your guests.
  • Dates of Availability – peak times of the year may be busy so, to ensure you get your desired date, planning the venue way in advance is the way to go.
  • Location & Parking – Location can be everything – think about how easy or difficult getting to the venue will be for guests. Local transport links are always handy for those coming from further afield.
  • Entertainment – think about bands, DJs, performers and entertainment equipment like photo booths.
  • Decoration – flowers, fabrics, lighting, seating, favours, and dancefloor accessories can all be used to make your wedding beautiful and entirely your own.

How to Remember the Day

You’ll want to get beautiful photographs that capture all the memories, so you’ll need a good-looking venue that suits your tastes. If you’ve chosen a photographer, play to their strengths and talk with them about your ideas. Do your research; something like Booth Boy open photo booth hire might be more fitting if you’re going for a fun and quirky venue. 

A Final Though: Having A Clear Vision

You can transform the ambience of the most basic venues into just about anything with the right decoration and entertainment. Having a clear vision for the feel and atmosphere of the place can make the whole process easier.


Disclaimer: Some posts on this blog are in collaboration with brands but all thoughts are my own

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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