You are engaged! Congratulations. At this point most bride and grooms attentions turn to the venue. It is the first thing to consider when thinking about your big day as the wedding can’t go ahead without somewhere to get married. These days we are incredibly fortunate to have so many beautiful venues to choose from, as well as multiple ceremony options within each venue. Delamere Manor in Cheshire has 5 stunning settings for where you can have your ceremony, just within this one wedding venue!
At the beginning of this process, choosing your wedding venue may seem like a daunting task. There is so much to think about, from indoor space, outdoor space, catering, design, wow factor, location, accommodation… The list is endless. To help you along we have listed some tips below on what to consider when looking at wedding venues and how to outline the points that are going to make all the difference to your big day.
WEDDING VENUE LOCATION
The location of a wedding venue is a key consideration for many people. It has to be accessible for family and friends to travel to, but you may also want to hold it somewhere special, that has sentiment to you as a couple or somewhere that will remain a special place for you in the future.
At Delamere Manor in Cheshire, we have had brides and grooms book us for all of these reasons. Mostly, our couples or their families live in Cheshire, which is why they have chosen a Cheshire wedding venue. Some have lived in the Cheshire Countryside as a child and so the area has a special sentiment to them and is somewhere they would want to spend one of the most special days of their lives. We have also had several couples choose a Cheshire wedding venue just because they love the area and the stunning countryside and want Cheshire to remain as a special and memorable place for them
In choosing location accommodation can also be a key factor especially if you and your guests would like to stay at the venue or locally to the wedding venue. So that is our next point to cover.
Most wedding venues now offer the option for the bridal party to stay over at the venue. This is a great way to make the most of your wedding day and not have to cut the party short to travel home at the end of the night. Another consideration is making sure that other guests have local options for accommodation too, especially if they do not live locally. Offer a list of local hotels within your wedding invitation information. This will help guests to manage their time at your wedding and really enjoy the day.
Delamere Manor can offer luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests within the wedding party and you can choose to stay both the night before and the night of the wedding itself. We also have a recommended list of other hotels within the local Cheshire countryside that you can refer to your other guests.
WEDDING VENUE TEAM
This is a vital element to consider as these are the people that will be a large part of your wedding day, both before and during the day itself. You need to know that you can happily work together to achieve the day of your dreams and that you can rely on the team to provide excellent service to yourself and your guests on the day.
At Delamere Manor, this is something we pride ourselves on. We welcome you to visit the Manor and you will have one to one time with our team. At Delamere Manor, we have a small specialist team who work very closely together to ensure that your wedding day and indeed the preparations run smoothly.
WEDDING VENUE SUPPLIERS
When choosing your wedding venue it is important to think about the range of suppliers that you may need to enlist to ensure your perfect wedding day is achieved. This can be anything from caterers, wedding planners, musicians, florists and photographers. Asking the wedding venue about these services is a key element to your decision-making process. Some venues may have certain rules around suppliers such as caterers. They may also have a recommended supplier list of people they have worked with in the past and know who can be relied upon to deliver an excellent service in that specific venue.
We are more than happy to discuss all your wedding supplier needs with you at Delamere. We have a recommended list of Cheshire based and other UK wedding suppliers that deliver excellence within their field. In the past, we have been lucky enough to work with some of the best wedding suppliers in the UK at Delamere Manor.
Although you can get a great idea of what a venue will look like through websites and social media, it is impossible to get a feel for the place unless you visit. Make sure you visit a couple of wedding venues to get a real understanding of what each one offers and what really stands out for you.
Possibly something that is further down on the list for most people when choosing a wedding venue, but an area that really comes into its own on the wedding day itself. Where your wedding photographs are concerned there is no better place to have them than a beautiful, scenic outdoor space. The photographs will remain elegant and timeless with a stunning natural backdrop. Having some outside space will also allow guests to be more comfortable and is a great area for children to run around and burn off some energy. With the ability to now have a wedding ceremony outdoors too, you are spoilt for choice for how to use any outside space that may be available at your wedding venue.
Delamere Manor has four licensed outdoor ceremony areas as well as stunning grounds for you and your guests to enjoy and maximise for your wedding photographs.
We hope these tips help you in choosing the perfect wedding venue for your very special day.