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What to expect at a wedding venue’s open day

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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.

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Find The Perfect Wedding Venue Right Here At Marygreen Manor

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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 Hitched.co.uk 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 hitched.co.uk 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

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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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