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Top 5: Finding your perfect wedding venue Whether you are deciding to get married at home or in a far-away land, making sure that your wedding venue will provide you with your fairy-tale, dream-come-true day is the most important thing. Choosing a wedding venue can be a difficult task and with so many things to consider we thought you might like some help. Here are the 5 most important things to look out for. 1. Location Every bride wants beautiful photographs and the key to achieving this is getting the location right. Countryside views, lakes, woodland, country house... these have always been among the most popular settings. One of the most beautiful venues we have seen that ticks all these boxes is the Moddershall Oaks Wedding Venue in Staffordshire… they have 72 acres of picturesque grounds & woodland available for wedding photos and you can guarantee that stunning lakeside pic! 2. Style Make sure you pick a venue that will complement the style and colours you have in mind. For example, don’t make the mistake of choosing somewhere with outrageous patterned carpets and psychedelic wallpaper if you think it will clash. Popular styles and themes at the moment include rustic, chic, country, pastels and corals. It is good to choose a venue that is neutral, so that you can put your own personal touch on it and know that it will look amazing. 3. Where is the bar? When viewing wedding venues make sure that the bar is in the same room as your reception. Quirky layouts may seem fun at first, but keeping your guests in one large space is always better than lots of small spaces. Remember, you want people to mix and you want the dance floor full. If your bar is in a separate room, then your dance floor will more than likely be empty! 4. Size & Space It is vital that your venue can accommodate your guests, whether you have large or small numbers. Some contemporary venues can tailor the space to your guest numbers to ensure it’s not too big or small. It is also fantastic if your venue offers both an inside and outside


space for your guests to enjoy. The example wedding venue I mentioned earlier, Moddershall Oaks, is an example of this, offering tailored spaces and an outside courtyard next to the venue. Incidentally, their bar is in the same room as the dance floor too! 5. Meeting your needs Try and find a venue that is flexible enough to meet your needs and special requests. It is your wedding day and no one else’s, so a venue that can customise every detail specifically to you is ideal. A friendly and attentive wedding coordinator is a good start; there is nothing more important than that personal service that makes you feel as though your wedding is THE most important wedding of all. Every bride wants to know their special day is in safe hands and that the staff at the wedding venue will make sure it is perfect from start to finish. A few other questions to ask yourself… Does my venue have somewhere I can get ready with my bridesmaids? Will my wedding be the only wedding that day – is it exclusive? Does my venue offer me an overnight stay in a bridal suite? What quality should I expect from the food? Are there any extras included, for example recommended entertainers, hotel rooms or spa facilities?

Top 5: Finding your perfect wedding venue  

Whether you are deciding to get married at home or in a far-away land, making sure that your wedding venue will provide you with your fairy-...

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