Monday 29 January 2018

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue

Last Updated: 2 January 2023

In case you missed it, the other day I wrote a post containing a comprehensive wedding planning checklist. Writing that post got me thinking, and while I might not be planning a wedding of my own just yet, a girl can still dream, right?

One of the most important parts of planning a wedding is deciding on the perfect venue. Many girls have a dream wedding venue in mind from a young age. The sheer choice of wedding venues nowadays is remarkable, from fairytale-inspired castles to awe-inspiring country houses.

However, with so many choices out there, how do you go about finding the perfect venue? I've put together a few top tips to help you get started.


Arguably the most important part of the decision-making process, your budget will have a large degree of influence on the wedding venue that you eventually choose. While it may be fun to get creative and let your imagination run free, it's also important to ground yourself and set a strict budget that you mustn't surpass. Weddings are expensive and this way, you will be leaving plenty of money for everything else you need and won't end up out of pocket.


Do you want to stay close to home or are you looking for a more exotic wedding further afield? A destination wedding is a great way to combine your wedding and honeymoon into one lavish affair, but it can be tricky to get everything organised when you're having to contend with the logistics of getting married overseas. Alternatively, some couples are happy to stay in the country but simply prefer to go a little further afield in search of the perfect venue. If you do want to pick a venue that isn't near your hometown, it's also essential to keep in mind that not everyone will be able to travel so you may not be able to share your special day with all of your loved ones. 


Are you looking for a historic, traditional venue or somewhere more modern and contemporary? From castles and churches to gorgeous old buildings, all these beautiful venues will provide the perfect picturesque backdrop to your wedding photos! 


Have you already mapped out a rough guest list? For that matter, do you even know how many people you want to invite as a couple? The number of guests that you want to invite will play a role in the logistics of picking the ideal venue, not least because you need to ensure that you will be able to invite everyone on your list. Similarly, if an intimate ceremony is more your thing, you don't want to be rattling around a virtually empty room, either.

As with any other part of your big day, finding the right wedding venue is an important task. While you may initially struggle to discover your dream venue, once you find it, all the effort will be worthwhile.

Are you married? How did you pick your wedding venue? Let me know in the comments below!

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