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Our Wedding Venue Open Day Is A Date For Your Diary!

wedding venue open day

As the summer season sets in, so too does that wonderful wedding buzz. Here at Marygreen Manor, we simply adore the glow of an excited bride, the jovial behavior between a groom and his groomsmen. We love watching couples say “I do”, dedicating their lives to one another and celebrating all that it entails with their nearest and dearest. While the wedding day is indeed an important day, and one to be remembered no less, there’s one day that the staff of Marygreen Manor love even more than a wedding and that’s our wedding open days. The air of excitement that takes over our manor house from not just one, but a multitude of excited couples is quite simply heart warming. There’s nothing so beautiful as a newly engaged couple envisioning their day together. With this in mind, we’d like to ask you to put a date in your diary for our next wedding venue open day!

On Saturday 30th September, we’ll be opening our doors for all newly engaged (and not so newly engaged) couples up and down the country. You’ll get to see our full facilities in all their glory, set for the wedding of your dreams from 10am until 4pm. We’ll be offering canapés, Champagne and unbridled viewing of everywhere from our bridal suites to our ceremony halls. You’ll also be privy to some fabulous special offers and discounts on the day.

Why attend our wedding venue open day?

A question we often get asked however, “should I go to a wedding open day?” So we thought we’d address this commonly asked question here by explaining exactly why you should! Here goes;

It’s super fun – while it might sound like a bit of a drag for those who may not be as detail oriented as the next person, wedding open days are great fun. Not only will you get to see the place you’ll (hopefully) be saying “I do” but you’ll also get to enjoy free champagne and canapés. What more could you want?

Take the stress out of your big day – attending our wedding venue open day won’t just give you a glimpse of your wedding venue. It will also give you a glimpse as to how we can help you when it comes to catering, drinks and décor. We’ll help to take the stress out of your day by organising a huge chunk. We may even be able to offer the names of some fabulous suppliers we’ve worked with before in the past.

Feel inspired – not sure how you want your big day to look? Then allow us to show you some of the best ways to decorate our manor house. Take a little inspiration from the experts here at Marygreen Manor and add your own personal twist.

Save money – as we mentioned above, attending our wedding venue open day will mean you’re privy to a few discounts and deals. This will save you more money than you realised; money that could be better spent elsewhere, such as a honeymoon for example?

Ask all the questions you need to – we know only too well in this day and age that finding out information can be tough. The majority of the time, it’s a case of sending emails back and forth until you have all the information you need which, when coupled with jobs and family commitments, can take a while. By attending our open day however, you’ll get to ask all the questions you can think of and receive an answer there and then. No time consuming emails, no back and forth with staff members. Just simple, easy advice and help.

For more information on our wedding venue open day, simply contact us on 01277 225 252.


What to expect at a wedding venue’s open day

Wedding Table Centre

When it comes to your big day, you taste the cake and you try on the dress to make sure everything’s perfect so why shouldn’t you test out your intended wedding venue too? Attending a wedding venue open day is the perfect time to see for yourself just how your wedding venue could look on the day and as it’s one of the most important days of your life, would you really want to leave it all to chance?

If you’ve spent time house-hunting, then you’ll no doubt know just how easy it is for somewhere to appear impeccable in photographs, only to disappoint hideously in the flesh. A wedding open day, therefore, is a great chance for you to road-test the place you’ll be saying “I do” before you hand over that deposit.

Why attend a wedding venue open day?

Whether you’ve fallen head over heels in love with your dream wedding venue or you’re still trying to find one, attending an open day is the perfect way to see your would-be venue decorated in wedding décor and filled with a great deal of people. It’s no different to a dress that instantly becomes transformed when you slip into it, from its appearance on the hanger. Any wedding venue will have a completely different appearance. In fact, even the most stunning venue such as our very own Marygreen Manor, will look even more spectacular when it’s draped in beautiful flowers, pearls and lace, making it even more spectacular.

Already decided Marygreen Manor is the wedding venue for you? Attending our open day is still a great way to take a peek at décor ideas for your day. It’s perfect for seeing what you do and don’t want too. We suggest carrying a notepad around with you at all times so you can make a note here and there of what you’ve seen. If you ask nicely, you may even be able to take some quick pics too.

What should you expect at a wedding venue open day?

So what should you expect? Well, you should expect plenty of opportunity to ask questions and meet the wedding planners and coordinators. You can also expect an informal look around of the grounds as well as other facilities without the pressure of having to book or make any commitments on the spot. It’s advisable to use your time at the open day to your advantage, so make as many notes as you can, plan your day and come up with as many ideas for wedding photo locations as you can. Check out parking facilities for guests and most of all, pay very close attention to how the venue is presented. You should also inquire about the option to change things if you don’t like what you see.

You’ll no doubt also come across your wedding venues “preferred suppliers” too. This is a great opportunity to see a range of products all under one roof that not only work well with your venue, but also have a great rep already for delivering their product to the spec required. Going with the unknown is great but when you have companies with an established relationship with your venue, it makes sense to take advantage of this.

Last but not least, let’s look at questions you should be asking at your wedding venue open day shall we?

• Will you get exclusive use?
• Where are the best locations for photos on the day?
• Are they licensed for civil ceremonies too?
• Do they have their own registrar?
• What are seated and standing capacities for all rooms?
• Are there any decorating restrictions on the venue?
• What’s guest accommodation like?
• What’s your cancellation policy like?
• Are there any mandatory suppliers?

Here at Marygreen Manor, we’d love for you to attend our next wedding venue open day on Saturday, January 28th.

Choosing Your Wedding Venue: Part One

Our Wedding Garden

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!

Planning The Perfect Summer Wedding With The Marygreen Manor

Our Wedding Garden

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

It might be a cold and miserable January but that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about the year ahead. Yes, winter nights are dark, cold and long but that just gives you more time to plan your dream summer wedding and here at Marygreen Manor we’ve got an awful lot happening this year. So if you’re planning on being a 2016 summer bride or groom then here are some Marygreen Manor top tips on making that summer wedding of yours a perfect one:

Choose a venue that offers indoor and outdoor areas – this is probably one of the biggest “must do’s” when booking your venue for a summer wedding here in the UK. As we’re all only too familiar with, the weather in our wonderful country is less than reliable and while you may be hoping for a sunshine filled day, that’s not necessarily what you’re going to get. This is why it’s so important to book a venue that offers you not only the wonderful outdoor setting should the weather be on your side, but also a beautiful indoor setting to offer shelter from the inevitable British rain, while still allowing you to have the wonderfully picturesque wedding you were hoping for. Here at Marygreen Manor we can offer you not only the most immaculately looked after gardens, perfect for wedding photos you’ll look back on for years to come but we also happen to offer period feature rooms for you to say your I do’s should the worst happen. This is also particularly great for guests too that may find the outdoors too hot to bear such as pregnant or elderly guests, allowing them to escape the heat.

Serve lots of cool drinks in stylish glasses – whoever said your drinks couldn’t co-ordinate with your wedding colours had never seen a Marygreen Manor wedding. Guests at an outdoor wedding love having ice-cold fresh water brought to them throughout the day, even better when it’s served in stunning glasses. Just throw in a coloured straw to match your wedding colours and you have a fab trademark drink. On top of that of course, here at the Marygreen Manor hotel and restaurant, we have an award winning wine list as well as a fabulous bar that’s guaranteed to quench the thirst of each and every one of your guests.

Ensure lots of natural shade – now this one is always a tough one to find as it takes years of work to achieve something so simple. Ensuring shade under trees and other such foliage isn’t the easiest find, unless you’re planning on marrying here at the Marygreen Manor of course. Our beautifully landscaped gardens are a sight to behold and one that can be remembered forever in your wedding photos. A full time gardener tends to our gardens and as a result, we have not only beautiful natural shade for all of your guests but some rather unforgettable flowers for the backdrop too.

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Speaking of flowers, you may need to rethink them – if you are lucky enough to enjoy a little heat on your wedding day then you may want to rethink the flowers in your hair. The individual flowers won’t have a water source and as such, they’ll very quickly wilt. As you can imagine, this is hardly what you want on your big day. Thankfully our gardens are filled with year round flowering plants and in summer, we guarantee you won’t have seen anything like it. So even though you may not have the flowers in your hair as planned, your photos will still be filled to the brim with beautiful blooms.

Here at the Marygreen Manor, we have a number of wedding packages to suit every budget and what’s more, they all offer you the benefits of such an exquisite venue. For more information on the Marygreen Manor wedding packages, simply contact us today.

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