Selecting the perfect wedding venue is a crucial step in creating an unforgettable celebration. While traditional options like hotels and manors are popular choices, there is a world of unique venues that can inspire creativity and add a touch of personalisation to your special day. In this blog, we will explore various wedding venue options, including unconventional ones.
Not all of these venues will be registered/licensed or will allow you to host your ceremony there. When picking your perfect venue, make sure to take your ceremony into account. If it's not registered, you may need to think of having going to the registry office beforehand.
Remember, it's not about the venue, it's about how you personalise it. In this blog we will also highlight how you can enhance and personalise these spaces with beautiful decoration and bespoke personalised illustrated art from Creative Banter Art (www.creativebanterart.co.uk).
1. Elegant Hotels and Manors
Hotels and resorts offer convenience and luxury, making them a popular choice for weddings. They provide well-equipped event spaces, professional staff, and often include accommodation for guests. As they host weddings they typically have suppliers that you can use for the decoration and possibly other wedding vendors. Hotels and Manors usually have in house caterers for you to use, but some will allow you to hire your own caterers. Many of these venues can host a ceremony and reception.
2. Rustic Barns and Farmhouses
For a charming and romantic atmosphere, rustic barns and farmhouses are ideal wedding venues. These venues exude a sense of country elegance and offer picturesque backdrops in nature for your ceremony and reception.
For a touch of elegance, you can personalise the space with bespoke illustrated guest books, menu's, welcome signs and seating plans from Creative Banter Art. This custom-designed signage and stationery adds a whimsical touch to the rustic surroundings.
3. Garden celebrations
Hosting your wedding in a back garden or outdoor space allows for a more intimate and personalised setting. These venues offer a sense of familiarity and can be transformed into enchanting spaces with a little help. If you or a relative has a spacious back garden, this may be a great option. If there is enough space, setting up a marquee is a great way to ensure the weather doesn't ruin your beautiful set up. Back garden weddings may sound basic but they can look stunning whilst bringing the chilled vibes! You can even have a chill out area with sofas and cushions.
4. Restaurants and Pubs
If you are a proper foodie, you may consider having your reception at a local restaurant. On the bright side, this feels like an intimate dinner party. You can pay for your guests meals and have. a set menu, or guests can order for themselves. Some restaurants will allow you to hire the whole place for the reception, some may just have function rooms. You may find that some pubs are licensed to hold a ceremony, this a cool way to host a laid back wedding. You may need to cut down your guest list if it is large and you are considering this as an option, but this is a very quirky way to have an unconventional reception.
5. Community, Village and Church Halls
Community halls may not be the fanciest choice, but they are definitely may be the most cost affective. These venues can be transformed into remarkable settings with the addition of some wedding decor and bespoke illustrated stationery. Village halls can be hired for under £300, as opposed to most venues that charge £2,000+ to hire their venue. Not all community halls have caterers, so you most likely would need to find your own.
If a community hall does not look aesthetically pleasing to you, add some drapes, flowers and finishing touches, you will be surprised at how good it can look! And since you would be saving money on the venue, you may have more room in the budget for more important things.
6. Enchanting Beaches
Beach weddings offer a serene and romantic atmosphere, with the natural beauty of the coastline serving as a breathtaking backdrop. Whether you choose a sandy beach close to home or have a destination wedding, consider incorporating bespoke stationery and decor to fit your beach wedding theme.
7. Airbnb homes
This unique option is great if you would like an intimate wedding. Airbnb has a wide range of homes such as mansions and villas to domes and treehouses. A large number of Airbnbs won't allow you to host events (wedding included), but there is a good handful that will allow it. All you have to do is ask. An Airbnb wedding is just like having a wedding at home... but better. Depending on the Airbnb you choose, it can also double up as accommodation for your bridal party or for you.
8. Picture Perfect Studios
A rare, yet super cool find... some photography studios or loft studios transform into wedding receptions. An example of this is FiveFourStudios in Salford, Manchester. They can host a civil ceremony and seat a large number of people for the reception. This is a unique option but perfect for the minimalist who loves clean white walls.
In summary, choosing a wedding venue that reflects your personality and style is key to creating a memorable celebration. When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, the possibilities are endless. By thinking outside the box and exploring unique options, you can create a truly memorable celebration.
Whether you opt for an elegant hotel, a rustic barn, a back garden, or a quirky community hall, personalisation is essential. From the theme and decoration to the food and guests, your wedding venue will be elevated by the way you dress it up. By incorporating bespoke personalised illustrated wedding stationery, you can elevate your wedding venue with unique and customised decor, making your special day truly unforgettable. Visit www.creativebanterart.co.uk to explore the wedding range.