Particularly if you are on a tight budget, think outside the box on this one. Village halls can be completely transformed for fate type weddings or tea parties, or if your parents have a big garden or your local school has grounds could you have a marquee?
We knew we wanted to spend as little as possible on the venue; this can be a huge chunk of the budget and you can pay in excess of £10,000 to have an incredible location on a Saturday. My parents have a field so we instantly thought why dont we just get a marquee and use our own land (you also won’t have a kerfew). My mum also started having a barn built in the field last year to house their airstream caravan, so we had the brainwave to kit this out with the marquee next to it. Pretty amazing venue sorted and we’re not breaking the bank.
**The only thing I would say about sorting something like this is there is slightly more to consider with the alcohol license and logistics like toilets but all easily sorted**
This is the barn before - I’ll definitely post pics during the summer to let you see the progress.
- Ring around a few marquee companies to compare prices, usually they will come out and do a free survey for a full quote
- Check what can come included in the price - we managed to get the lights, tables, chairs, bar, dance floor and table cloths all included in a fixed price
- The more you can bulk book the less stressful it will be to organise the deliveries on the run up to the wedding (this is what I’m hoping anyway!!)
All pictures above from Pinterest
So get creative and save some pennies!