xTips and advice for couples looking to book the best wedding venue in Surrey
If you’re on the hunt for a wedding venue with wonderful views surrounded by peace and quiet, then a country house wedding venue could be the best option. An exclusive use wedding venue will allow you to hire out the entire house on a private basis and a hotel style wedding venue may not be exclusive, but it should provide you with plenty of overnight accommodation. If you like the idea of getting married outside then choosing a wedding venue with an outdoor ceremony license and beautiful grounds/gardens is a must. When it comes to your wedding reception, ensure that the wedding venue you choose will be big enough to cater for your full wedding guest list.
If you’re not going to hire a venue on an exclusive-use basis then be sure to find out the exact hours that you’re hiring the venue from and to before you book.
The location of your Surrey wedding venue
The location of your wedding venue will play a big part when it comes to the logistics of your day. When thinking about location, ensure that the wedding venue offers:
- Plenty of parking
- Easy transport links for non-driving guests
- Easy access for guests arriving in a taxi
- An easy-to-find wedding venue (so that guests don’t miss your ceremony)
Think about your wedding suppliers too! If you choose a remote wedding venue then will they have trouble finding it, or may they have trouble transporting goods down a not-so-sturdy road? Using suppliers that are already associated with your chosen wedding venue, much like our Harper Partners page is always a sensible suggestion.
A wedding venue with flexibility
It’s your wedding day, so to ensure that you book a wedding venue that meets your wedding day requirements, you need to be open and honest with your wedding plans and ideas from the very beginning. Some wedding venues may have rules and specifications in place for a reason and where you may not agree with them initially, they’ll probably make sense in the long run. If there’s a specific wedding favour that you’ve always dreamed of having, or you plan on having an owl fly your wedding rings down the aisle, discuss your thoughts in the very first instance.
If you’ve fallen in love with a wedding venue who aren’t able to meet your specific requirements, see if they can suggest an alternative solution. Might they be able to source a specific banquet dish for you? Or could they create the ultimate wedding favour, as opposed to you worrying about getting these made separately?
Whatever wedding venue you choose, their team will want to help you create the perfect day. Don’t be afraid to ask, ask and ask again. The more information you give them, the more likely they are to get it right.