When it comes to choosing the perfect wedding venue, we all know the obvious things to think about. Will it be big enough for your guests? Is it easy to get to? Do you require an event license from the local council? Of course, there’s the question every bride and groom need to ask when they plan a wedding: how much will it cost?
While practical matters are important considerations, it’s also a good idea to think about whether or not the venue is a good fit for your personality and that of your husband-to-be. Browse the range of options available through the Country House Wedding Venues website – or read on for some more inspiration!
Venues with personal meaning
Perhaps your fiance proposed in a favorite local park, or you had a fun date at a historic country house. If there are certain venues that are particularly meaningful to your relationship, why not see if you can incorporate them into your wedding?
Even if these areas don’t make ideal reception venues, you may find there are other ways to include them – perhaps as the backdrop for your engagement or bridal photos, or as the setting for your ceremony before you move on to an indoor reception at a different location.
Other meaningful and unique locations you may want to consider include art galleries, botanical gardens or even a favorite pub – any venue that has personal meaning to you is bound to be a hit with your guests.
Consider buildings with character
You already know that as a couple, you have plenty of personality, so why not consider wedding venues that have a little something extra to offer? Barns, for example, can lend a cheerful country touch to a modern wedding – and you can often customize the decor with fabrics and fairy lights to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere your guests will talk about long after the big day has come and gone.
Alternatively, a castle can add some history and romantic flavor to your wedding – and depending on the site, it could even do triple-duty as a hotel for your guests, a reception venue and the site for your ceremony.
Choose a place you already love
Sometimes, the best weddings are the ones that are the most simple – and a great way to inject some of your own personality into your big day is to select a venue that you already enjoy regularly.
You may decide that your wedding day is not the time where you want to try something new. Many couples find that rather than relying on caterers for their big day, they’d prefer to have their wedding meal prepared by their favourite local restaurant – perhaps yours has a function room or space for a band or DJ?
You can also consider more offbeat everyday locations that you might not immediately associate with weddings – the cozy atmosphere of a favorite pub, for example, can put everyone at ease.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to choosing a wedding venue is to make a decision that works well for you and your groom-to-be – after all, it is your special day! Choosing a setting that makes you feel happy, relaxed and confident will set you up for an unforgettable day of brilliant memories.