A memorable wedding starts with a memorable location and booking a venue has to be one of the most important decisions you will make during your wedding planning process, here are our tops tips to help you find your perfect venue...
1.Location is key
This is very important, are you looking to get married locally? Maybe somewhere further afield that holds significance to your relationship? What are the logistics of getting to and from the venue for you and your guests? Are there accommodation options nearby? Is it realistic to ask your family and friends to travel and if so how many of your expected guests would? Once you have decided on a location do some research, hit Google & try to narrow down potential venues. It is also worth contacting the local registrar’s office for the county who will hold details of all locally licenced venues.
This is really important. Before setting off to view any venues, work out a realistic budget and keep this in mind.
3.What’s your wedding style
Each wedding is unique however which style does your dream wedding fit into? Traditional, contemporary, rustic, bohemian? Keep this in mind when considering venues, does the venue ‘fit’ in with your chosen style?
Ask as many questions as you can leading up to and during your wedding viewing. This is your special day and as such leave nothing to chance. What is included in their offer? If you are unsure then simply ask. Also take a notepad with you so you can jot down any key points. This will come in useful should you be torn between two similar venues.
5.Visit the venue more than once
Before confirming make sure that you have all the information you need to hand. First impressions count however there is nothing wrong with asking to view the venue again just be extra sure you’ve found the one!
Looking for inspiration?
Finalist in the wedding venue of the year category at the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards and situated in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Coppermines Mountain Cottages, Coppermines Valley, Coniston, is an enchanting and unique licensed wedding venue set amongst bubbling streams, tumbling waterfalls and rugged crags. From arrival the venue is exclusively yours and you have the freedom to decide how you wish your celebration to unfold. Want to know more? Come explore and request your wedding brochure today!
Images: Jo Bradbury Photography & Darren Athersmith Photography