Why The Right Wedding Venue Can Make Your “Big Day”
The Time Has Arrived To Find A Wedding Venue In Nottingham.
Congratulations! You’ve just got engaged.
And you are no doubt excitedly planning how you want your wedding to be. You’ll be making lots of big decisions at the moment; one of which will be the venue. It can seem daunting given how many different options are available to you, but choosing the right location really can make or break your big day.
Before anything else, it should be one of the first things you secure. Venues are booked up fast and well in advance, and it can also play a defining role in most of the wedding including the date you opt for, your colour scheme, the size of your guest list, the type of entertainment you have, and what sort of theme you want to follow.
Although it can feel very much chicken-and-egg as you work out how everything fits together, one of the first things you need to decide on is your starting guest list. How many people do you plan on inviting to both the day and the evening – and how flexible is this? The last thing you want to do is book a wedding venue only to find it isn’t big enough for everyone, or that you are paying for lots of empty space that isn’t going to be used. Getting the size of the space right can play a key role in the ambience of your wedding and, therefore, the overall feel of the day.
The Right Location.
It’s also important that the location is right. If you have guests travelling in from long distances, it can feel a lot more relaxing and enjoyable if they are able to get to you easily, have adequate space for parking, and have been able to book a hotel room either on site or somewhere nearby. If it is off the beaten path, it’s also crucial to consider whether any guests have disabilities that will make it challenging for them to access the venue. In many cases, the more central and user-friendly it is, the better the effect it can have on your day. Happy guests make for a more memorable day.
Additionally, there’s the small matter of the weather. In the UK it is hugely unpredictable, and as much as you might want an outdoor ceremony and do every sun-dance imaginable, there’s every chance it will still rain – no matter what month of the year it is. This can put a huge dampener on everyone’s spirits. As such, finding somewhere that can protect you regardless and offers much-needed shelter can make a big difference. Here at Colwick Hall we have the ability to erect marquees within our stunning grounds.
The venue can also have a big impact on how your wedding looks overall, especially in your photographs. It is important that you like how it looks or that you can decorate it to look how you’d like. Speaking with the venue will give you a greater idea of what is possible, as well as what other couples have done in the past. They will also be able to tell you about things such as catering, where your DJ or entertainer would be, what type of lighting you’d be able to have, what the costs of all of this are, and whether they have any props on hand for you to borrow. They may also provide the small things such as a cake knife for that all-important cake cutting moment.
Get in touch with us at Colwick Hall Hotel to find out why we are such a popular wedding venue in Nottingham, and one of the most esteemed East Midlands wedding venues. From Asian weddings to Gatsby-themed parties, intimate to grand, we can provide everything you need for the celebration of a lifetime.