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Having your wedding in a Hotel is a great choice. Wedding receptions create wonderful memories that you and your guests will remember forever. Hotels provide full service and are ready to accommodate to your every wish and whim. A Hotel wedding reception is an excellent provision and great venue for those out of town guests too. A Hotel venue will open to a world of pure indulgence and total relaxation, one for those who appreciate the finer qualities in life. Make Sure you enquire, how many and what type of other functions maybe being held on the date you have selected, if you don’t ask I doubt the hotel would tell you, perhaps the local rugby teams end of season dinner, children’s birthday party, pensioners get together, personally I have no objections, however you may, Just Ask!!


Choosing a marquee as your wedding venue is the opening to your own flexibility of size, features and design. A marquee enables you to “stamp” your own individuality on what is possibly the most personal day of you life. A venue where you get to paint your own desired picture as you are not dominated by a fixed venues fittings, colour schemes, schedules or menus. When one finds comfort at home, a marquee seems to be the obvious wedding venue right in your own garden. The marquee is an easy transitional structure from daytime elegance to one of an evening haven retreat. Beware! On the downside of Marquees, no one can guarantee the weather, you may have been lucky enough to have been able to view an erected marquee and I am sure every assurance relating to agility and strength will have been given, what happens should the unthinkable heavens open and gale force winds begin to blow. One certainly hopes not. How many hours and at what cost will it be to repair after 100 pairs of size nines have stomped through your years of precious gardening and landscaping. Think carefully about toilet issues!


The exclusive venue hits the nail on the head. This is the venue of venues! Your choice is one of uninterrupted bliss and attention to detail which no other venue can offer. This venue aims at those looking for an unlimited duration of intimate escapism. An unwarranted sense of selfish fulfilment with a unique opportunity to share the day only with ones guests. Consider venues such as a castle abroad or private resort in the sun that will provide lavish locations and will be accustomed to providing solely for the needs of their guests at hand.

Self Catering

A self catering venue is really only relative to small weddings. Outside caterers and waiting staff may well need to be sourced. Venues such as a B&B, local public houses or halls may be of interest allowing you to arrange a less informal celebration. However, this could mean that you have all the locals being present so your wedding day may well turn into open day! I can’t envisage that this would be neither stress free nor cost effective unless perhaps your thoughts include all your guests contributing and bringing a little bit of something with them for your wedding reception. That may well work.

Unusual Venues

Outside of the “approved” venues, church or registry office, there is an apparent growth in civil wedding venues taking place in somewhat strikingly unusual places, often changing contemporary traditions to those of extreme themes, ranging from mountain top to under the deep blue sea! WAIT! Do you think ahead or live for the moment? Weddings are a once in a lifetime experience, will your choice be something you wont want to share later with the grandchildren, one where you are too embarrassed to get out the photo album??


A restaurant venue is a good way to please your guests with a selection of your already tried and tested menu choices probably descending from your own past experiences. The choice of a restaurant will provide an atmospheric venue however, although culinary choices can be made, the palate of colours and interior design are already staged. It is worthwhile remembering, that during your previous visits to the restaurant, you were not part of a large group and for this reason one hopes that the restaurateur can maintain the service and quality to which you have been accustomed.  The obvious question to the host is, whether or not you have the restaurant venue exclusively as the intrusion of paying guests might somewhat upset your day.


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