Are you getting married? Want to style your wedding reception or ceremony but this is not for you?
Well then you are in the right place, carry on reading!
As a wedding stylist I have worked with a number of wedding venues and couples wanting something that little bit different. Sometimes this is a match made in heaven and some times it is an uphill battle. If you are one of those people who wants something a little bit different then these are the things to look for when choosing your wedding venue.
Choose a venue that can be flexible.
Some venues are very much set on doing things in a certain way. They will do so many weddings per weekend and each will be very similar. If you want something a bit different then this might be one to avoid as usually you are paying to have everything done for you. Want to have only Vegan or organic food, want to bring in your own unique entertainment option, want to dress up the venue like a fairy wonderland? You might find some resistance here. The other main thing to consider is that if you want to bring in your own handpicked suppliers this could be an issue as they will usually use the same suppliers for every wedding they do. A lot of the time these venues include styling elements within the price like fish bowls or candelabras so sometimes you would be paying for things you might not want.
Think about a venue that fits your design aesthetic, or is a blank space.
I know this might sound like an obvious thing but I have had to work with venues and styles that are difficult to combine successfully. The venue is usually one of the first things you book so it is important to think carefully about what you want from your wedding before booking a venue. If you are really not sure then go for a venue which can offer a blank canvas that you can build on as you identify the suppliers that are right for you.
Does it have to be a 'wedding' venue?
Think about venues that perhaps are not synonymous with weddings. They could specialise in other events or it could be something completely different. Obviously you need to make sure the correct licences are in place for a wedding, or have a separate venue for a ceremony but some of these weddings turn out to be the most fantastic parties. From everything to caves and tree houses, to trendy urban hideouts and old factory buildings, these can be some of the most amazing backdrops for a wedding, but you will need to organise all elements yourself (or hire a planner and stylist to help you). These venues can either be at the bottom or the top end of the price spectrum. These venues are usually flexible and will be happy to allow you to do your own thing (within limits) and you know your wedding will be truly unique.
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