If you’re newly engaged and planning your perfect day, you may be starting to think about venues. Finding just the right location is an art, and there may be questions that need asking that you haven’t thought of before, so here’s our guide to what to remember when you’re looking for your luxury wedding venue.
To make your special day genuinely all about your commitment to each other, choose a venue which will give you exclusive hire. It means that the staff can concentrate on your wedding and that your guests can relax in the knowledge that everyone around them is now family. It means that you’ll never be left wondering who that person was stood next to Auntie Madge, just because someone got confused and wandered into the wrong wedding party!
It makes the whole day a lot easier if the bride has a room that she and her attendants can retire to and prepare themselves for the wedding. Many venues will offer you a room or suite to do this. It means that any last-minute panics happen close enough to the venue not to make you late. No getting stuck in traffic or cars breaking down – you just have to get dressed and walk down the hall to start your new life.
Get Some Help
Look for a venue that has wedding planners or event coordinators, who can take a lot of the stress off your hands. These are the people who know every trick in the book when it comes to making your wedding exactly what it should be: perfect. Locations like Hedsor House are a great place for a luxury wedding reception, not just for the venue itself but also because the staff are trained and experienced. Even if something does go wrong, you’ll never notice when a professional is making the plans.
If you can, choose a venue that offers no corkage fees and bring your own drinks. This will enable you to give your guests a better quality and range of wines and champagne without having to pay expensive hotel prices. Some venues will allow you to do this during the day, at least, on the basis that they will sell drinks to the evening crowd.
Ask for Advice
If you’re picking a premium wedding venue, make the most of the experience that comes with that. Don’t be afraid to ask staff what’s worked well for other people, so you can make sure that your plans are going to go off without a hitch. Alternatively, hearing what others do may give you a ‘what not to do’ list, either because things have gone wrong or because that really neat idea you just saw on Pinterest has now been done to death.
It’s going to be your wedding night, and while what people say about how tired you’ll be is true, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be retreating to a really special room once you’ve danced the night away. Book yourself a fairy-tale location for the morning you wake up as Mr and Mrs and you’ll get your marriage off to a great start.
A luxury wedding is many brides’ dream come true. By choosing a quality venue with experienced staff, you are doing all you can to make sure that your day is as perfect as you want it to be.