Choosing Your Wedding Venue: Part One

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Marygreen Manor Hotel, Brentwood – The Perfect Wedding Venue for your Special Day

Choosing a wedding venue is no easy feat. It’s without doubt one of the biggest days of your life and as such, picking the venue is one of the biggest decisions (amongst others of course). It’s good to start considering things nice and early, to know your options straight away. If you’re still struggling to decide where to hold your wedding, then we thought we’d give you the ultimate guide to finding the perfect venue. Here in part one, we’re going to look at when to book, picking a theme and ensuring you have your day, your way!

Of course, the venue you choose will have a little influence on the amount of guests you invite, the theme and styling too, along with the amount of budget you have to spend on certain luxuries, however, depending where you choose, you can have your dream wedding for the budget you want. You just need to find the venue.

It’s your day, have it your way – first and foremost, you need to decide on the sort of wedding you want. Once you’ve made this decision, it’s about deciding on your budget. Of course, budgets can rule out certain venues, perhaps you won’t be getting married at the Dorchester hotel after-all however, our manor house here in Brentwood, set within stunning landscaped gardens and period décor offers a variety of different packages to suit absolutely every single budget. This means that even when the purse strings are tight, you could enjoy the country house wedding venue you’ve always wanted without the years of debt afterward. Sounds like the perfect wedding to us that’s for sure. The beauty of a place like Marygreen Manor is that you can choose whether you’d like it a little more intimate, catering for a smaller gathering or perhaps a little bigger. Once you know what best suits you, as a couple, then you can pick a wedding package to suit your big day.

Booking the big day – it’s perfectly normal for some couples to book their wedding day at their desired venue around twelve to eighteen months in advance. This gives them plenty of time to plan their day, from the canapés to the flowers. Popular wedding venues like the Marygreen Manor can get booked up in advance so while you may think eighteen months seems like a really long time, it’s actually the perfect amount of time to ensure the date you’d like. This is especially the case if you’re looking to get married during the summer months. As soon as you’ve found “the one” (and we don’t mean your partner) we advise you book. Having said that, we have had a number of couples enjoy some cancellation dates, giving themselves just a few months to plan their wedding. While it can be stressful, it’s more than doable, especially with the help of our knowledgeable staff. Once your date’s secured however, it’s then time to move on to considering what sort of wedding you’d like in terms of style and theme…

Your wedding style/theme – now while the theme of your wedding can be directly affected by your chosen venue, it’s worth noting that with a little décor here and a few accessories there, you can of course work wonders anywhere. It’s also worth noting however, that you can’t necessarily create miracles so it’s best to stick to a venue that isn’t too far from what you’re after. While our country house does enjoy many a period feature, it does have some very contemporary aspects too so we’re quite proud to say we offer a mix of traditional and contemporary weddings.

This is of course only part one of our “Choosing a wedding venue” guide so keep your eyes peeled for the next installment coming soon. If you’d like more information, then please don’t hesitate to contact us or better still, take a look at our wedding brochure here!

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