Choosing the right wedding venue for your special day can feel like a daunting task, especially if you are having to plan a wedding in a tight timeframe, but there are plenty of options for you, and lots of things to consider. The main thing to remember when you are choosing your venue is to think about what venue is right for you both, as this is your special day after all. There are so many options when it comes to venues now, with lots of barn venues being set up around the UK. The pandemic has impacted a lot of venues this past year, so many venues will love to have the business, so it’s important to do your research and give yourselves enough time to plan.

Consider your guests numbers

When you are looking to choose your venue you need to first think about your guest numbers, as this will have an impact on the size of venue that you choose. If you only have a small number of guests then you won’t want to choose a grand venue, you will want something that’s smaller and more intimate, otherwise it will make your venue feel empty.

If you are planning on having a smaller, intimate wedding then you could look at an outdoors venue where you can set up a ceremony space outside. If you are getting married in the summer then this is ideal and you can decorate your outside space just how you would like it.

Think about if you want an outdoors or indoors venue

The options for venues is limitless especially with so many venues being set up lately, there are so many options and you could choose either an outdoors or indoors venue. One nice option is to hire a barn as it will give you a blank canvass to create your ideal day. There are lots of beautiful venues that have outside areas that can be decorated and set up for a beautiful ceremony.

Consider your budget

As with most wedding planning, your overall budget is something that will impact all of your wedding planning choices, especially the venue that you choose. If you have your heart set on a large, grand venue, you will need to look at your budget to think about if this is something that you can consider. You won’t want to spend all your budget on your venue as there are lots of things that you need to plan for, so make sure that you don’t spend it all on your venue.

Choose the location

As well as having lots of beautiful venues, the UK has lots of different locations to choose from and you are not restricted to what location you choose. Think about what you want for your special day and then perhaps go explore some new places and see what takes your fancy. Just remember to take your time and don’t make any decisions until you fall in love with a venue.

Think about your date

Thinking about your ideal wedding date and the time of year that you want to get married will play a part in what venue you choose for your special day. If you have your heart set on a winter wedding then you might not want to choose an outdoor venue for example. There are exceptions to this, you might be able to put up shelters or decorate the outside space for a winter wedding, but just make sure that you take these into consideration before confirming your venue.