6 Point Guide to Picking a Wedding Venue


Still reeling from your engagement and about to start looking for your perfect wedding venue? Here’s our 6 point guide to picking the right wedding venue for you.


1. Get Exclusive Use

If you’ve got the whole wedding venue to yourselves you can do things your way.

Whether you want a small informal wedding or a fun-filled extravaganza, exclusive use wedding venues can offer you more flexibility as they don’t have to fit your ideas in with their other guests or functions.



2. Insist on a Bridal Preparation Suite

Most girls are with me when I say that the ‘getting ready’ can be almost as much fun as the main event and it’s the same on your wedding day. You’ll want to really take your time getting ready and enjoy it.

Choose a wedding venue with a Bridal Preparation Suite onsite so that you can arrive at the venue well before any guests and settle yourself in for a relaxed getting ready session with your besties.




3. Seek Professional Help!

You’ll have some great ideas for your wedding but you’ll need some help pulling them off. Choose a wedding venue with experienced Event Managers who can help you plan your day and offer sound advice on how best to turn your ideas into reality.

The last thing you want to be doing on your wedding day is chasing round after suppliers whilst trying to decorate the venue. Let the pros handle all that!




4. Supply Your Own Wedding Drinks

Choose a ‘No Corkage’ wedding venue and you’ll be able to supply all your own daytime wedding drinks. It’s a great way to save money and it gives you the flexibility to serve the drinks you know your guests will love.

You’ll be able to pick wines which really compliment your menu choices too.



5. Exploit Their Expertise

Well established wedding venues will be happy to share their top tips and expertise with you when it comes to planning your wedding. Likewise they’ll have their own list of top wedding suppliers that they’re happy to recommend. Choosing the venue’s recommended wedding suppliers is a lot less hassle than briefing a supplier who has never been to that venue before. You’ll be able to choose from some awesome Florists, DJs, Musicians, Bakers…who have all been tried and tested by the venue.



6. Demand Luxury Accommodation

Whether you plan to pamper yourselves silly, enjoy a night of uninhibited passion or simply collapse in an exhausted heap after your wedding, you deserve a truly spectacular bridal suite!

It’s lovely if can give guests the option to stay overnight at the venue and enjoy breakfast with you the morning after the wedding; choosing a barn wedding venue with accommodation means guests can properly let their hair down at your evening reception without stressing about getting home that night.


The Mill Barns offers you:

The Mill Barns offers you:
• Exclusive Use of its Wedding Barns and Eight Acre Estate
• The option to Supply Your Own Drinks with No Corkage Fee
• Indoor and Outdoor Waterfront Weddings
• Onsite Luxury Wedding Accommodation
• Creative Catering with a Design Your Own philosophy
• An Award-Winning Events Team
• Dream Team Wedding Suppliers
• Stunning Shropshire Location
• Special Introductory Offers on 2017 Weddings

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Ruth and Gareth

We love these incredible shots of our superstar couple Ruth and Gareth who were married in June last year at our sister barn wedding venue The Ashes Barns in Staffordshire.

Their stylish wedding was full of joy and laughter; thank you to Pixies in the Cellar for the stunning photographs, visit their website by clicking the link below:

Pixies in the Cellar


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