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How to Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Wedding Function

Choosing the venue for your wedding reception is one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make when you get married. It’s central to your entire day, but it can be a little nerve wracking if you’re not sure where to go.

There are various elements to take into account, so here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect venue for that all-important wedding function. From your financial budget to that feeling you get when you know it’s the right place, we’ve got you covered.

Top tips for choosing your wedding reception venue

Do you get ‘that feeling’ when you walk in?

You’ll know that feeling of excitement as soon as you walk in and everything looks just right. That’s when you know it could be the right place. Add this feeling into the mix when you’re making your decision if it’s backed up by great customer service and also meets your budget.

You might already know that you want a venue of a certain age and style, in which case this naturally narrows down your search. Maybe a historic property with period features and large rooms is your ideal place – light and airy, and great for photos. 

Visit your favourite venues several times

It’s a good idea to make more than one visit to a couple of shortlisted venues. They’ll look and feel different at various times of the day and night, and it can help you make a firm decision on the best one.

You could go for a coffee on one visit, and then a full meal in an evening another time, or maybe even an overnight stay if you can. It’s well worth the time and effort you put in now when you consider the importance of the venue on your big day.

Set a budget and stick to it

The venue may offer various wedding function packages that incorporate different types of menu – a buffet, afternoon tea, or a full sit down meal, for example. If you know your budget you’ll be able to choose the right level of catering for the big day. Depending on finances and your wishes, this can quickly narrow down your search to find the most suitable venue.

It’s not always easy to find the perfect venue

It can be a lengthy process to find the right place for your wedding reception, so you might need to be patient but persistent. Having a pro and con list for each venue you visit can be helpful in a practical sense, but sometimes you just have to go with your gut instinct.

If there’s one venue in particular that you love, it’s in budget, has the right atmosphere, and is accessible for all your guests, then it might just be that perfect place.

To chat about our wedding function rooms please call one of our friendly team at the Hand Hotel in the heart of Chirk on 01691 773472.


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