Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions you can make on your wedding journey. There are many things you should know and consider when picking a wedding venue that suits you and your partner, as well as your ideas and dreams for the big day.

We’ve put together our top five tips for choosing the perfect wedding venue to help make your decisions stress-free.

How many guests?

The number of guests you intend to invite to your wedding will help you to narrow down your list of potential venues. Not all venues can hold hundreds of people, whilst an intimate, smaller wedding may feel out of place in a larger setting. Remember to ask how many people the venue holds when visiting and decide if it will work for you.

Do you have a budget?

In the early stages of planning your wedding, sit down with your fiancé and discuss finances and budget. Decide what things are important to you and how much of your budget can be allocated to your venue. Many couples will spend around 50% or under on their wedding venue, though it’s important to look around at many options to see what you can get for your money.

What are your dates?

Some wedding venues will be fully booked months, if not years, in advance, especially on popular dates like weekends in the summer. You are likely to find more flexibility with venues if you opt for a weekday or winter wedding, and they can be cheaper options, too. If you have your heart set on a particular date and venue, you may need to look at having your wedding day in a few years’ time.

What’s your style?

Different wedding venues have different styles; a huge manor house will feel effortlessly chic whilst a rustic barn or country house will feel relaxed and rural. Think about what it is you want from your wedding venue and what suits you and your fiancé. Are you looking for stunning once-in-a-lifetime pictures or something that feels intimate and calm? There are wedding venues for every style, you just need to find them!

Outdoors or Indoors?

If you’re looking for a venue that can host a wedding outside, it’s vital that there is an indoor alternative in case of bad weather. Rain, wind and even snow can cause havoc on your wedding day plans and can ruin those all-important photographs! With a back-up plan in place, you’ll be able to have the best of both worlds come rain or shine.

Muddifords Court Country House in Devon is the ideal wedding venue set within the beautiful Culm Valley. Whether you’re looking for an intimate venue or a space to host 200+ guests, we’ve got the grounds to accommodate you.

For more information, you can contact a member of the Muddifords team today by calling us on 01884 820023 or via our contact page.

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