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Choosing Your Wedding Venue: Part Two


Moving on from our last blog post, “Choosing your wedding venue: Part one”, we thought we’d discuss a few final and might we add, important details that are worth noting when making your decision. Our last blog post saw us focus on wedding styles and themes, how far in advance you should consider booking as well as ensuring you enjoy your day exactly how you’d like to. In this blog post, we’ll be looking at the final two details that can have a real influence on your wedding venue and those are location and spending. Let’s face it, if money and travel were no option, we’d all be getting married on Richard Branson’s dessert islands. Sadly, reality faces us all but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a dream wedding now does it? So first things first, let’s look at a hugely important aspect…location!

Location, location – regardless of whether you wish to marry in a church, a hotel, or even a football stadium, location will always be a deciding factor. Why? If you plan on marrying in a church then you must choose a location that either the bride or groom (or both) has grown up in. There aren’t many churches that would allow a couple who’ve not attended their parish to marry or at least have some sort of family connection with the church. It’s also worth keeping in mind how long it takes for you and your guests to get to the venue. This can actually have a huge impact on your day. If you have guests travelling from far and wide, then at the very least you’re going to need a venue with great access links. Here at Marygreen Manor, we happen to be one such venue that can rather easily be accessed by road, train, bus and quite possibly any other form of transport you can think of. This makes us incredibly easy to reach for not only yourselves but for all of your guests too. Opting for venues that are slightly off of the beaten track, while super tranquil can often pose problems when it comes to finding it. The last thing you need on your big day are stressed and/or lost guests. You also need to consider transport for guests if the ceremony venue and the evening venue are separate. This not only adds to cost but will also take up a significant amount of time. Have you budgeted for this? Last but not least, if you opt for a super rural location, you’ll need to consider accommodation for your guests. Are there enough rooms in your evening venue for all guests to stay or will they need to find somewhere else, in which case, is there anywhere else?

Stay clever with the spending – budget is a key factor for absolutely everyone, especially when it comes to the venues you’re looking at. Before putting down deposits, it’s worth talking to the in-house co-ordinators to see what deals or gifts they can offer. It’s also important to find out just what’s included. This ensures absolutely no nasty surprises.

On a final note, we highly advise you visit your potential venue at least once, especially if they’re hosting a wedding show. You’ll get to see it dressed up as if it were your wedding day, giving you not only a great glimpse into the future but also a good idea as to what you may want to add yourself to give it that real personal touch. Here at the Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant, we’d like to invite you to take a look at what we’d like to consider one of the best wedding venues in Essex. For more information, contact us today or better still, why not attend our next Wedding Open Day on Saturday 17th September? That’s less than 2 weeks away!!


Find The Perfect Wedding Venue Right Here At Marygreen Manor


Your wedding is one of, if not THE, happiest days of your life yet the most stressful for some. Everything from picking the dress, to the catering and even the venue are long, arduous decisions but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Marygreen Manor, we’ve created one of the best wedding venues in Essex but don’t just take our word for it. The reviews alone speak for themselves. Over on you can find an array of reviews from some of the happy couples we’ve had the pleasure of hosting here at Essex’s finest manor home.

Our wedding packages are second to none and offer every couple the flexibility with different budget options. This means no matter what you’re looking to spend, we have an option to suit you. From our Evening saver package, all the way through to our Premium All Inclusive package, we promise to provide you with the best day possible.

Our packages also mean that a lot of stress and strain gets taken out of your hands. You tell us just how you’d like it and we can get it done for you. What could possibly be better than that? This means you’re left with much more time to focus on the important things, such as picking your dress or narrowing down that guest list without the family dramas. As we mentioned above however, don’t just take our word for it. Head on over to and read the reviews for yourself. From, “I attended a friends wedding in September. I just wanted to say excellent food and attentive service, well done!” to, “The reception and bar staff were very attentive. The restaurant service was excellent and food was delicious. The restaurant was very comfortable and atmosphere was breath taking. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help in organising our day.”

Find all information on our wedding packages, right here. From all of us here at Marygreen Manor, we simply can’t wait to share your special day with you. Contact us today for more information.

Choosing The Perfect Wedding Venue In Essex


The Perfect Wedding Venue In Essex

When you’re newly engaged, one of the first questions you’ll inevitably be asked is, “have you picked a venue yet?” Although we want to scream to world just how happy we are that we’re about to spend the rest of our lives with the one we love, the constant barrage of questions about a venue can make you want to run and hide. Gone are the days when a couple would simply select the local church in their hometown and simply check it off their list of things to do. Wedding venue options are now almost infinite and as a result people want the very best space to say their “I do’s”. As a very popular wedding venue in Essex we’ve discovered that making things as easy as possible for couples is the best thing to do. Here are our five simple rules when it comes to selecting the perfect wedding venue in Essex. Stick by these and you should be able to select your ideal venue in no time at all.

  1. Understanding the logistics – with all the emotions and excitement that inevitably comes with such an occasion, it can be all too easy to see a venue, get excited and sign a contract. It’s important however that you consider the logistics of the venue saving you headaches later down the line. You need to think of how many guests you’ll be needing, the season and time of day and any special accommodation requirements. Give yourself a rough count of guests too as this will make things a lot easier when it comes to picking the venue.
  2. Visit the venue at the time of day your wedding will be – if you work a regular 9 to 5 then chances are you’ll be visiting your venue on a Saturday or Sunday but what time of day will you be getting hitched? You might fall in love with the venue immediately but you should always arrange for a second visit at the same time of day you plan on getting married. If you visit the venue at 9am in the morning, we guarantee you’ll see a completely different view at 5pm that evening. Everything from how the lighting floods into the space to how darker evenings may affect the setting will be things you’ll want to consider.
  3. Find out if the venue is full service – there are two different wedding venues in Essex, one that offers the full service and one that isn’t full service. Full service offers you everything from tables and chairs to catering and linen whilst a non-full service merely offers you the space. Looking for a full service venue will make your day sail smoother than a P&O ferry and will often make the end cost a lot smaller too. That means more for the honeymoon budget.
  4. Decide on your wedding style and feel – whether you want romance, elegance or urban industrial, the venue is there for the picking in our fabulous county. You just need to be specific about what you want and stick to your guns. You also need to ask yourself if the wedding you want will befit the seasonal weather you’ll be getting married in. Could your favourite wedding venue alter where the ceremony and wedding breakfast take place if the weather turns? As we all know this is hugely important here in the UK.
  5. Ask as many questions as possible – always ask as many questions as you possibly can. A silly question simply doesn’t exist, especially when it comes to one of the most important days of your life. Don’t be afraid to ask any question that pops into your head and if you don’t understand the answer or simply can’t remember all the information you’re being given, just ask again. Better yet, take a note pad and keep a note of answers to everything you’ve asked then just when you think you’ve asked every question possible, you’ll think of something else to ask. Get everything in writing and then go from there. That way you’ll have all the information you need to make the perfect decision.

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Marygreen Manor is the best wedding venue in Essex

Here at The Marygreen Manor we’re one of the most popular wedding venues in Essex for a reason. We make things as easy as possible for our brides and grooms. We’re a full service venue in Essex offering outstanding locations (whatever the weather) along with award winning catering and drinks. We also happen to be located in the ideal spot for your guests to make their way to us before celebrating in style and eventually collapsing in our luxurious suites. We have wedding packages to suit every single budget so no matter what little extras you want, you can have it all here at the Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant. If you’d like to join us at one of our wedding open days then please feel free to pop along on Saturday 19th September where you’ll be able to grab all the information you could need.

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