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Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Venue:

Celebrate Your Love in Style

Wedding planning
Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most special and cherished days of your life. It's the day you and your partner come together to celebrate your love and commitment in front of your closest friends and family. With all the joy and excitement that comes with planning a wedding, choosing the perfect venue should be a delightful and collaborative experience. Here are some top tips to help you find the venue that matches your aesthetic and fulfils both your dreams for the big day.
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Start Early and Set a Budget

Before you dive into the exciting world of wedding venues, sit down with your partner and establish a clear budget. Knowing how much you can afford to spend on the venue will help narrow down your options and prevent disappointment later on. Begin your search as early as possible, as popular venues tend to get booked quickly, especially during peak wedding seasons.

"Choosing the perfect venue should be a delightful and collaborative experience"

Karen Colyer, Solton Manor Chief Wedding Planner

Consider Your Wedding Style

Discuss with your partner what kind of wedding style appeals to both of you. Do you envision a romantic beach wedding, a modern industrial loft celebration, or a timeless countryside manor affair? Aligning your visions will make the process of choosing a venue much more straightforward and ensure that both of you are excited about the location.

“It's essential to feel genuinely excited about the place where you'll exchange your vows and celebrate your love with those closest to you
Jackie, Solton Manor Wedding Planner

Think About Guest Count and Location

Determine your estimated guest count before selecting a venue. A venue that’s too small will leave your guests feeling cramped, while a venue that’s too large might feel overwhelming and impersonal. Additionally, consider the location of the venue and how accessible it is for your guests. If many of your guests are traveling from out of town, a venue near accommodations and transportation options will be more convenient.

Visit Multiple Venues

While the convenience of online research is undeniable, don’t solely rely on photos and virtual tours. Schedule visits to your shortlisted venues to get a feel for the space and ambiance in person. Walk around, envision where your ceremony and reception would take place, and assess whether the venue aligns with your aesthetic and requirements.

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Inquire About In-House Services

Some venues offer comprehensive wedding packages that include catering, decor, and other essential services. Inquiring about in-house services can save you time and effort by streamlining the planning process. However, if you have specific suppliers in mind, check if the venue allows outside suppliers, as some places have exclusive contracts with certain suppliers. At Solton Manor, we have a list of wedding suppliers who we have worked with over the years and can pass on any recommendations to you. And our highly experienced wedding team are always on hand to help you plan the perfect day, down to every last detail.


Trust Your Instincts

In the end, trust your instincts and go with the venue that resonates the most with you and your partner. It’s essential to feel genuinely excited about the place where you’ll exchange your vows and celebrate your love with those closest to you.

Remember, choosing your wedding venue should be a joyful experience. Take your time, communicate openly with your partner, and allow your shared vision to guide you in finding the perfect place to begin your married life together. Whether it’s a picturesque countryside manor wedding venue like Solton Manor, a chic industrial loft, or a serene beach setting, the right venue will set the stage for a truly unforgettable wedding day. Happy planning!