Your choice of venue in the Cheshire area will affect a number of different factors in your wedding, so choosing somewhere that perfectly reflects your dreams as a couple is important. Here, we have put together some top tips for choosing the right Cheshire wedding venue for you.
We kick off with perhaps the most important tip of all – have a vision for your venue. These days, most couples want a wedding venue that reflects their personalities as a couple. That means that you could have anything from a small, low key affair in Nantwich, to a full scale 300 guest day at Abbeywood Estate in Chester.
You need to have a firm idea of your wedding budget. Knowing what your budget is will allow you to select a beautiful venue within your limits – leaving you with money left over for other parts (like your marquee) of your big day!
You and your partner may not have decided the particulars of your guest list quite yet, but you do need to have estimated the size of your wedding.
Choosing a venue in Cheshire can be difficult due to availability. So you need to have a good idea of how many people will be attending, so you’re sure not to miss out on your perfect venue for being a couple of days too late.
Would you rather have a small, intimate gathering? Or are you thinking of throwing a large extravaganza for everyone you know?
Having an estimate of your guest list numbers will also help you with your budget for your wedding, as costs are often largely dependent on the number of guests you have.
Popular wedding venues in Cheshire are popular for a reason, and can get booked up many months in advance, especially during peak wedding season. To avoid any disappointment, selecting a time-frame for your wedding – a particular season or month, say – will help give you some leeway for finding venues in the area that are available when you need them.
It might be tempting to book the first beautiful venue with the most beautiful marquee you see, but patience is definitely the name of the game when it comes to weddings. Although it is often time consuming, viewing a number of wedding venues will help you to create a check-list of what you need – and you may find that the first perfect venue you saw wasn’t so perfect after all!
This might be a little extreme, but bear with us.
The logistics of organising an event as big as a wedding can be very stressful, and if this is the case for you it may be an idea to consider working with a professional wedding planner. Planners have a number of years of experience planning weddings, and will often be able to provide some great advice when it comes to selecting the right venue for your vision, budget and guest list.
Once you have picked the perfect Cheshire wedding venue, you need to make it your own. We are proud to say that the Elite Marquees Cheshire hire team can provide you with all you need to make your big day special. Our experts have extensive knowledge of Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Northwich, Warrington and Widnes and everywhere else in between.