Planning your wedding reception can take quite bit of time, from the moment you enter the room on becoming man and wife to first dance to being waved away on your honeymoon. These moments make up the wonderful memories of your big day and they will take place in once room so you need to think carefully about how your precious day will go and how your venue will look.
Locating a wedding venue in Yorkshire could become a mammoth task but with a carefully thought out check list and your planner envisaging the same day as you there is no reason why it cannot be that magical day you have always dreamed of.
Firstly you need to look at event venues available to hire in the proposed area, then a few calls around to check they are available and when there are opportunities to visit and walk around the venue and grounds.
With our top tips/checklist you can have the perfect first day as husband and wife.
Are you planning to say your vows at the venue, church or registry office? You need to decide on the location for your vows and ask the venue if they are licensed for the ceremony. You also need to check that your registrar is available on that date and if there is any extra cost involved. Can you venue cater to both ceremony and reception? What will the turnaround on rooms be or do they have a designated room for ceremony and reception.
Decide where you are getting married first! If you are not looking for a location that can cater for both your ceremony and reception, then you need to be looking at venues within a reasonable distance from where you plan to get married.
Will you need to travel from ceremony to venue, how will your guest travel to and from the venue and are there regular transport links? If your perfect venue does not have decent travel links you may want to think of hiring a bus or coach so that guests have an easy time. The venue may even be able to help with this as if they have probably had to cater for this before. If the venue has hotel facilities that you may wish to book an allocated amount of rooms in advance. You will also need to check out other places to stay for your guests and provide them with a hotel list and average costings.
Before you go to your venue you will need to have your guest list to hand. Numbers are important due to legal venue capacity but you also don’t want the room to feel lost in a huge amount of space. Are you having additional guests in the evening? Are you inviting children and could the venue accomodate a children’s room with a qualified babysitter?
Questions you should ask the venue
Will there be a turnover time of rooms and where will your guests go during this time?
How are the venue about children and at any time does the venue need to be child free?
What capacity limit do the rooms have and does this increase once a formal dinner has been completed?
Do they have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?
What kind of catering can the venue supply, at what cost and for how many people?
If the venue is also a hotel is there a complimentary room for the bride and groom for any clothing changes?
Will the venue offer any discount on hotel rooms taken by guests?
Will you be able to hold a walk through of the day prior to your wedding day?
This is only the first part of what to look for when planning your wedding and finding the right venue. We hope it has helped you in your wedding planning.