Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding. You will always remember where you were when you said “yes”, surrounded by your family and friends. Also, venues are not cheap, so you want to make sure you make the correct decision.
Here are few things to consider …
The theme and style of your wedding
First of all, you should think about the style and theme of your wedding as the venue will set the tone of the ambiance on your special day. Would you like to get married in an exotic destination or in your hometown? Have you always dreamed about a big wedding with all your friends and family members or would you rather have a more intimate, low-key wedding? You may also want to think about outdoor venues if you plan to get married in the summertime.
Various locations for your wedding
Some people want to have a church wedding, then to go to their reception venue and sleep in a hotel nearby whereas some other people might prefer to organise everything at the same place to avoid travelling between each venue. The second option is the easiest for your guests as they only need to go to one venue.
The number of guests
Obviously, you want to make sure that the size of the venue is suitable to welcome all of your guests. Even if you won’t have an exact number of guests until your send out your invitations and receive your RSVPs, you should already have a rough idea, so you can consider suitable venues. You don’t really want to visit a venue and find out it is perfect and then discover at a later stage it can’t accommodate all your guests.
Your wedding venue should be easily accessible as some of your guests may not know the city or area where your wedding is taking place. Your guests will either drive, use public transport, or get a mini cab to reach your venue. Therefore, considering a place which is easy to access can be worthwhile.
Couples usually book their wedding venue between 12 and 18 months in advance. Peak time for wedding venues is mainly during the summer, so if you want to get married during summer you should be flexible and have few dates in mind when asking for availability.
Last but not least, checking if the venue you like is licensed to carry out civil weddings is an essential.
The Ritz London is licensed for wedding civil ceremonies. You can celebrate in one of our six stunning private dining rooms or in our beautiful William Kent Garden, perfect for an outdoor wedding.
For more information about weddings at The Ritz, you can contact our experienced wedding coordinators who will be delighted to assist you on +44 (0)20 7300 2507 or email them at email@example.com