One of the very first, important decisions you need to make when organising your wedding, is the venue. Where will you celebrate your special day? This is a huge, important decision, so Victoria’s Chapel have put together a guide to help you with your choices and the important things you need to think about when deciding on your wedding day venue.
Begin the communications
Have a conversation with your other half and any important people who will be involved at the planning stages. Not everyone has similar ideas, and its best to discuss things at this stage, then avoid disagreements at a later date. What type of venue are you looking for; a formal country house, a church service, a more relaxed wedding venue or a marquee wedding?
Church wedding or civil ceremony
Once you have decided on the type of ceremony you would like, will help you to make a choice of wedding venue. Have the best of both worlds at Victoria’s Chapel, in our quaint, timber building that characterises the feel of a genuine country church.
Decide on a budget
It’s important to decide on a budget early in the wedding planning stages, as this will help you to shortlist any possible wedding venues. Remember to include costs for food catering and alcohol into your budget, as these amount to quite a large section of your costs. Many venues offer wedding day packages, that include the ceremony, venue hire, food and drink, accommodation and hair and beauty packages.
It’s best if you have a rough idea of the guest numbers as you approach your wedding venues. Also, remember any guests who may have to travel to your wedding ceremony, and consider the location of the venue to avoid coach and taxi hire costs.
Date of the wedding
Some couples have a memorable day that they would like to be married on. Others are fairly flexible about the season, month, week or even day which will give you more options for booking your choice of wedding venue.
Making a list and asking your many questions, is good advice when choosing a wedding venue. As well as these basic questions listed above, there will be many large and small issues that you need to discuss with your potential venue. Remember if you are visiting several venues, make a note of the answers given by each venue coordinator, so that you can easily compare.