There are many popular venues typically chosen for weddings, and each has advantages and disadvantages. Since a wedding is a once in a lifetime event, it is crucial to compare the pros and cons of each venue option.
Outdoor weddings are trendy these days. One of the advantages of an outdoor venue is that you do not need to decorate lavishly since the area is naturally beautiful. Who does not want rolling hills, a lovely glen or a field of wildflowers to provide a natural backdrop for the event? The usual set-up for outdoor weddings is to hold the ceremony outdoors and install a tent for the reception.
The main drawback here is the weather, especially since the UK is notorious for sudden changes in one day. If you really want to book an outdoor venue, always consider a back-up, such as a nearby indoor place or a tent.
Hotel or resort
Hotels and resorts are popular for weddings because you can get complete services and amenities in one place. Hotels offer hassle-free wedding planning because the venue has everything you need from built-in accommodation, seating, staff, and decoration. Unfortunately, hotels are not always flexible especially if the management restricts specific arrangements you wish to have for the event. If the hotel is located far away, it can be inconvenient for your guests to travel as well.
Chateau or Manor
Manor houses and chateaus have an old-world charm that is very attractive for themed weddings. There are a number of them around the country, and you can choose from quaint places to lavish mansions. The problem with this option is the location. Logistics can become a significant challenge especially if you are dealing with multiple vendors. If you still want this type of venue for your wedding, search online for ‘event venues near me’ and choose one that is closest to you, your suppliers, and your guests.
If you want to keep the event private and intimate, a destination wedding is an excellent option. By keeping your guest list small, you can save money on airfares and accommodation. The only problem is that some of your guests may not be willing to spend, and even if they do, you need to be able to entertain them when the party reaches the venue. You also need to be sensitive to local traditions and customs, primarily since countries differ when it comes to laws on marriage.
A wedding at home
What’s great about a wedding held at home is the personal approach and atmosphere. If you have a beautiful garden at home, it can be an excellent backdrop for the ceremony. Weddings at home also offer more flexibility because you can go wild with your theme if you want to. However, renting equipment and supplies could be costly. You will also need to hire a valet parking service and be sure to inform your neighbours ahead of time. Lastly, a wedding at home also means you will need to take care of cleaning up after the event, which is tiresome, to say the least.
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