Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

Guide in Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue
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Posted by: RachelHenson
Posted on: 06/11/2023

Planning your perfect wedding is exciting. You get to try, visit, taste, and experience a whole host of things to help you with your choices and make your final decision.

Choosing a venue is one of the biggest and first decisions you will likely face.

Your venue choice is the start of your wedding planning journey, helping you to set the scene and fit with your vision and designs – which means it can also be the point at which you can become easily overwhelmed, taking on board a vast amount of information, opinions, and searches online.

Of course, if one of your venue choices to explore is golf course wedding venues, look no further than our prestigious Nottinghamshire, providing you with everything you could imagine and more.

Throughout this guide, we’ve pulled together some of our top hints and tips to help you find the perfect wedding venue for your big day.

Finding a Wedding Venue UK

Know, set, and stick to your budget!

How much you have to spend is a big, if not huge, factor in what venues to start looking at.

Venue costs are the biggest part of your budget, so you need to know how much you have available, as this information may rule out some venues from the very beginning.

We’d also advise you to find out exactly what’s included in your venue hire as part of the price, for example, linens, chair covers, etc, or would these be optional extras? Knowing what’s included as part of the package wedding venues offer allows you to budget other aspects and areas better.

Choose your style.

Are you looking for an indoor ceremony and reception? Something outdoors? Informal, formal? Rustic, modern, traditional – what’s your style and vision for your big day?

Write a list of your `must haves` and your non-negotiable. This will help you narrow your search while keeping your wedding vision in mind.

Know your numbers.

Jotting down your guest list at this stage will help give you a rough idea of numbers and help you understand if a wedding venue can accommodate them.

You don’t want to be cramped into a small space with nowhere to move; alternatively, you don’t want a huge open space that suddenly feels empty.

You will also need to consider if you need tables and chairs, a dance floor, etc., and again if your chosen venue can fit all of these additions plus your guests in.

(Check out our post on `Types of Wedding Venues` to analyse the different venues and their sizes.)

Ask Questions.

There is no silly question when you’re looking for help finding a wedding venue. It’s much better to ask questions and be armed with all the information you need to make the best decision rather than be stuck with something you don’t really want.

Make sure to ask what’s included: capacity, any restrictions or rules, their pricing structure and payment schedules, supplier options, and more.

Visit the Venue.

And visit more than once! It’s always best to visit your venue for a show and visit at various times throughout the day and week to get a true feel of the venue in question.

Of course, the ideal situation would be to visit the venue during the season you would like to have your wedding, and for golf course wedding venues, picking to visit on a nice dry day is always a bonus.

It’s also worth checking out customer reviews online. How have other couples found the venue? Can they share any photos?


Do you have a date in mind?

Some venues can be booked months if not years in advance, so it is always worth asking how far in advance you would need to book, as depending on when you want to get married can impact finding a venue for a wedding.

Is there a difference between peak and off-peak bookings? Do they have a cancellation policy?

Once booked, you will also need to find out if a deposit is due. What are their payment schedules? Make sure to read all of their terms and conditions thoroughly and carefully before committing fully and signing on the dotted line.

Guest Experience.

We know that it is 100% your day; however, it is important to bear in mind your guest experience and what you would like your guests to feel and take away from the day.

You want it to be seamless and enjoyable from the moment they arrive at the venue to the moment they leave.

When you find a wedding venue, think about how accessible it is. Is it close to nearby hotels? Does it have rooms and facilities on site? Will your guests require transportation? Is finding a wedding venue that offers all of this required?

Wedding Packages Nottinghamshire

Making your dream wedding a reality starts with choosing the right venue – so please, take your time, ask questions, stick to budgets, and don’t compromise on those must-haves. This is your day.

Weddings at The Nottinghamshire are truly unique. Basking in our prestige golf grounds, our experienced wedding planning team is available and on hand to ensure we bring your vision and style to life.

To request a brochure and find out more, please contact us at 0115 933 3344 or email, and we’d be happy to help.

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