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Choosing the Right Venue for your Wedding

The most important factor to consider when getting married is choosing the right wedding venue. When you look around different venues you will know when it is the right one. You have got to be able to imagine yourself there on the day and know that everything will work with your wedding’s overall theme.


There are a lot of decisions to be made to ensure your wedding day is perfect, so do your homework and your dreams should come true.

Discuss with your partner what type of wedding you both want – is it to be a church wedding or a civil ceremony? This will help you narrow down the area for your wedding reception as you don’t want to be travelling more than 20-25 minutes away from your home or location base. Your budget will also dictate what sort of venue you choose, and remember that catering and alcohol can take up a sizable chunk of your budget.

In town or out, remember the guests have got to travel and be able to get home later that day. Don’t make it too difficult for your family and friends, choose somewhere central to your group and also think about affordability for them.

Certain venues can only cater for so many people, make a guest list before deciding on your venue. Also, check date availability because the better venues can get booked up 12 months in advance.


There are loads of websites for you to get inspiration and an idea on venues in your area. For example, in the North East of England, Kirkley Hall is an exclusive wedding venue in a stunning 18th-century mansion, set in glorious gardens and grounds. Hedgefield House, having many Georgian features, is the nearest guest accommodations to Kirkley Hall and is able to cater for your guests in one of their stunning bedrooms.