Monday 20 November 2023

Things to Look for When Choosing a Wedding Venue

Planning a wedding can be a stressful thing. Even though it is meant to be one of the most important times in life, there is a lot that goes into the planning process. It is enough to have anyone chewing their fingernails.

Thankfully, a few helpful tips can go a long way. Whether you are planning it yourself or working with an event planner, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind along the way.

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When it comes to wedding venues in London, there are a lot of factors at play. Near the top of the list of the most important considerations to make is the amenities. Those amenities are things provided by the venue that can contribute to the day itself. Even better, amenities can run the gamut depending on what you need.

Amenities can include things like parking availability, event coordination, catering options, and even simple things like chairs, tables, and linens. Even seemingly simple things like bathroom access can be covered as well. There are plenty of considerations to make when you choose a venue for your wedding, but the list of amenities had better be a robust one.

Vendor Options

Not everyone wants to use what is provided by the event venue. For that reason, it is important to have a venue that will provide you with the ability to use your own vendors. There are plenty of event spaces that will require you to use things like catering, alcohol, certain floral companies, bands, and more.

If you feel more confident using your own vendors, then you need to pick a venue that will allow you to do so. There is nothing worse than getting deep into the process only to find out that the venue won’t let you use any of it. Think ahead and save yourself a ton of trouble in the process by talking to the venue beforehand.


At the end of the day, budget is the most important factor. For 0.01% of the world, cost does not matter when compared to getting things right. But the rest of the world has some kind of budget in mind when it comes to the big day. Before you even get started, plan out your budget and decide how much of it can be allocated to your venue.

When you know going into the process what you can spend on a venue, it gives you clarity. You won’t waste time looking at venues that are out of your scope. Moreover, you can start comparing venues that are in your budget, comparing what they offer, and narrowing your focus along the way. You can help your budget a bit by having off-season weddings or picking a day that isn’t quite as common (like Sunday).


Perhaps the best way to know what kind of venue you are getting into is to check out legitimate reviews. See what prior guests have to say about their experience. This way, you know that you are getting a candid look at what the venue has to offer, how it handles the big day, and what you might be able to expect.

Reviews aren’t 100% perfect but will generally give you an idea of what a venue is like. During the wedding planning process, it is critical to have as few surprises as possible. Checking the reviews ahead of time will give you comfort in knowing, within reason, what the venue is all about. That is just one less thing that you have to consider during planning.

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