To choose one among the countless wedding venues is a Herculean task. This one or that one? Which one is really the best venue for me? Does the venue of my choice fit my budget! Questions like these and more will boggle your mind. And why not, for after all you see people opting for exotic wedding locations and those destination wedding packages seem so suitable too. In fact, these days many wedding venues offer an all-exclusive package deal that consists of the venue for the marriage, meal and reception all in one.
Home, chapel, hotel, reception hall, restaurant and banquet hall are some of the traditional wedding venues. Non-traditional venues are parks, beaches, and trains. Here are some great wedding venues to help you choose the best-suited one for yourself.
At a castle: You could select an old Victorian castle in the UK or a castle-cum-Hotel in India to marry in. Having a candlelight ceremony with family and friends there can make a great medieval theme option. And not to forget that castle grounds would make great photographs.
At a golf club: A golf club could make a wonderful venue as it offers vast green areas for the ceremony and reception. Besides, it also offers accommodation and swimming pools for recreation. The lovely location of a golf club can take much of your wedding stress away and it would be great to have your ‘golf crazy’ family and friends enjoy the game as well as your marriage.
At a beach: One of the most popular wedding venues, a sun-drenched sandy beach is a perfect place for a marriage ceremony. Lazy weather, lush greenery, palms and the natural surroundings will relax both you and your family.
At a football stadium: You might be surprised to know this but it is true that these days many couples opt to wed in a football stadium. How about your favorite team’s stadium as your venue? Many professional football clubs offer an opportunity to have the wedding ceremony in the different areas of the stadium. So wedding in the home team’s changing room, and throw a reception in the conference room!
At the zoo: Well, you don’t have to be a crazy animal lover to choose a zoo as the venue. Chester Zoo is a commonplace for couples to wed. Imagine being surrounded by animals during the ceremony! The Chester Zoo provides full reception and ceremony facilities. You can also check out if the local zoo in your area is willing to let you organize your ceremony there.
Other Things How To Choose Wedding Venues
After you have selected the ideal venue, your work is not over. You need to see some other things. The following checklist can help you with these ‘other’ things.
- How many times will you be able to visit the venue to finalize the things for the big day?
- How many people can you invite to your chosen venue?
- Is the ambiance, food, rent, décor, accessibility and parking at the venue to your liking?
- Are your suppliers in agreement with your choice of venue?
- Last but the most important point- Is the venue available on your wedding date?
Whether you choose one of the smaller wedding venues or a big place, try to make it a special time for yourself and your guests.