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Choosing your wedding venue

Wedding reception

There is a great variety of wedding venues to satisfy you and match your style :

● Romantic wedding venues : castle, country house, historic house...

● Marquee wedding venues :  gardens, outdoor space, farmhouse...

● Practical : restaurant, pub, room hire with all inclusive menu...

● Small budget : hire a pub room, social club reception, wedding hall

● Unusual : circus, boat, theme park, museum, film location...


Once you have decided on your wedding style, you will have to consider several details before selecting your venue :

● What is the maximum number of guests you can host in your wedding venue (count with approximately 50 square centimeters for a stand-up buffet and 1 square meter for a seated meal ).

● What is the time slot the venue will be left available for you ?

● Is it possible to plan a breakfast the next day ?

● Is it possible to have access to the venue the previous day to display all the decorations, equipment  ?

● Are the facilities such as tables, linen, chair, place settings ... included in the quoted price of the venue ?

● Who is in charge of the cleaning ?

● Is there a kitchen with facilities for the caterer ? a cold room ? a dishwasher ?

● What are the parking facilities and are they sufficient for your guests, is it included or not?

● Is the caterer imposed for the venue ?

● Is there enough space for dancing ?

● Is the music system provided ?

● Will a person in charge of the venue attend the whole wedding to make sure everything goes smoothly  ?

● Are we free to decorate the venue as wanted ? Use of decorative items such as confetti to be thrown during the party ?

● Is there a dressing room ? Is the staff imposed for the cloakroom ?

● Are there several reception rooms in the same venue? How many ceremonies will be held on the same day ?

● Are security standards respected ? Are the facilities provided suitable for guests with disability ?

● Is it possible to lower the light to change the ambiance of the reception at certain moments ?

●Are there enough bathroom/ toilets ? Are they clean ?

● What is the cancellation policy ?

When you finally decide on the perfect wedding venue for you, you will probably be asked to deposit a part of the of the money to confirm. Be sure you discuss all issues about getting your deposit back. In all cases, make sure you receive a receipt and a confirmation of your booking.