Searching for that perfect wedding venue can prove to be more difficult than one would expect it to be. This is relatively time consuming, as many couples desire the perfect place to finally say 'I Do' with one another, not to mention make it as beautiful and memorable as the day they first became engaged. This is something that both of the couples will need to be involved with and not feel afraid to take the time in their searching.
The wedding venue will amount to be the most expensive part of all of your wedding costs. These days' weddings can cost from around 17,000 pounds and upwards. This has become common denomination for the price of wedding package, be it large or small. This will entail costs of food, venue, photography, transport, gown and other extras that may incur. Weddings are big business and no longer, necessary parts of seeing two people unite, but also enjoying a party with all of the extras included.
Therefore, you feel more at pressure for making sure that the venue you pick is going to hold the number of guests you need and provide you with all the facilities such as catering food, decoration etc. The more essential part to the venue is its seating capacity and the catering service.
With any wedding venue, you would also want to make it is picture perfect, allowing scope for good pictures to be taken and giving you the freedom to decorate the main hall, as you desire. For new couples getting married for the first time, they will initially feel overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to organise such a big event. In this instance, you will need to consult with an expert and gain advice from them on how to plan your wedding.
If you cannot afford to pay for a wedding consultant, then the next best thing to do is to visit wedding exhibitions, which is held at the venue of interest. This will display the various different designs and decorations they offer, including any special deals and packages they may have on offer.
The kind of venue you choose really boils down to the kind of reception you choose to have, so if you prefer a small reception then perhaps looking at small venues will benefit you. If you were on a budget then perhaps hiring out a hall in your local hometown would suit you better. Larger venues can normally cater for a large number of guests. The costs involved will normally be inclusive of damages and preparations.
When on a budget you will need to establish how many guests are coming against how much you will need to spend on catering. Often people on a budget opt for preparing their own menu and food; this is a good way to save money and turning this into a buffet style banquet. Some wedding venues include a set wedding menu and offer good catering facilities.
Wedding fairs are the best places to go to for inspiring ideas and themes for your wedding. Furthermore, you will be introduced to a number of establishments offering good deals on their venues, so you will be able to find and get an idea of the prices for different venue sizes.
Your perfect wedding venue would ideally be the one that caters for your specific needs on the day. Therefore, what you would be looking for is a venue that has a high seating capacity, have very good catering facilities, enough space for the main reception and good views for photography. The idea is to have a place that will allow freedom to customise the way it looks to suit your own individual taste.
Anna Stenning is an expert at finding the right wedding venue, having had experience in researching the best way to plan a wedding.