Choosing your wedding venue is probably the most important part of the wedding planning process, but it doesn't just stop at how the venue looks. Once you've met the manager & had a look around, you'll be wanting to sit down & discuss the details of your wedding day & how the venue will create your magical day. But what should you ask?
Below are just a few questions that we get asked over & over at Flaxbourne Gardens, so I thought I'd share them with you & hopefully you'll find them useful for your own venue meeting. If you can think of anything that I have missed, please do let me know! Bxx
So, you've spotted a wedding show in the area, you've marked the date in your diary, you've convinced your other half &/or family & friends to come with you... but how do you get the most out of the wedding shows you visit? It can be a little overwhelming when you first visit one, so here's a few things I thought would help you. Of course if you think of anything else or want some more info, then please do pop me an email.
Well hello there, congratulations on your engagement! You have the bling on your finger, so it's time to get planning & first on your list is finding the perfect venue to be the backdrop to your big day. However with dozens of venues per county, HUNDREDS across the UK (plus destination wedding venues) it can be a daunting task selecting even just a long list of potentials, let alone a short list! So I thought I'd give you some helpful hints to get you started.
Decide on the type of wedding you'd like as this will start the ball rolling on what type of venue to go & see. For example, if you're looking for a relaxed rustic day, then a large contemporary hotel won't suit you.
Make a realistic budget. This will involve both of you sitting down & being honest on what you can afford. There is no reason to get into mountains of debt just for 1 day, so be careful & realistic in your planning.
Decide roughly how many guests you would like to invite. This will determine a venue's suitability. If you're looking to share your big day with every one of your nearest & dearest, work mates, family from all over the globe... then a venue with capacity of just 50 probably won't be your best match. Unless you're looking for an excuse to pare down the guest list that is!
Once you have these 3 key points in place, then you can start searching. Google local wedding venues, arrange meetings or go to their open days, check out their website & online presence (social media etc) for pictures of real weddings...
Good luck! I hope you enjoy the search :)
We have just 5 wedding venues on our books, hand selected because they offer something different to engaged couples in Herts, Beds & Bucks.
Today's focus is on our next venue that we're working at - the stunning Flaxbourne Gardens in Aspley Guise, just 5 miles from Milton Keynes.
Flaxbourne Gardens has been involved in some of the most beautiful celebrations.
This unique venue offers everything needed to create your perfect Wedding or special event.
They tailor our weddings & events to your specific requirements with attention to detail in every way, from the stunning grounds, amazing food & marquee decor.
The onsite Operations Director Paul Linden has over 30 years of experience in Weddings & Events in conjunction with the Award Winning Wedding co-ordinator Beckie Melvin (yes, that's me!) They will make sure you and your guests are offered an experience of a lifetime filled with wonderful memories.
Whatever your requirements, Flaxbourne Gardens will deliver your perfect Wedding, Party or Event with panache.
Giving you peace of mind on your very special day, so YOU, your family and guests enjoy the start of your perfect journey.
All events at Flaxbourne are special & the staff will make sure your event is amazing in every way.
Flaxbourne Gardens is a unique Wedding & Events Venue located in the stunning Buckinghamshire countryside. They have been making dreams come true over the years with our incredibly beautiful Gardens & amazing catering services.
Contact the team at Flaxbourne Gardens to learn how we can make your special day everything you’ve dreamed of… and more.
Beckie is a qualified wedding planner, with a passion for assisting professional, overwhelmed couples to achieve their perfect wedding day.