Wedding Venues

31 January 2024 – 2 Minute Read

How much do wedding venues cost?

The average cost of a wedding venue in the UK is £6,000 . This will depend on a number of factors like the city the wedding is taking place in, what is included in the venue package, whether it is indoors or outdoors and how many people the venue can accommodate. You can expect a range of between £2,000 to £11,000. If you can come up with a full package cost, there is a chance to haggle the price as well.

Do wedding venues accept credit cards?

It will all depend on your venue and your vendors. Many wedding venues expect a deposit amount to be paid in advance to keep the venue booked for your date. Check directly with your venue of choice as to what they prefer and try to work something out that would keep both you and them happy.

How to find unique wedding venues?

To pick a unique wedding venue, it is a good idea to check on Yell.com and arrange to view and meet with at least a few to compare what styles, prices and services they can offer you. Have a good look at their portfolio and read testimonials and reviews to discover other people’s experiences. Many venues have a wedding designer and planner in their team to help you make your wedding as unique and special as possible. Decide who you think best understands what you want and is someone that will put you and your guests at ease.

You can also look online on social media for ideas and inspiration.

Who to bring to look at wedding venues?

The bridal couple should both look at wedding venues together to make sure that they are happy with what they see and can make decisions together. It is also customary for the person who is paying for the wedding to have a look at the shortlisted venues in case they have any suggestions or negotiations to make. Many couples also bring close family members and friends to help them make a decision. If you have hired a wedding planner and decorator, they may accompany you as well.

What to ask when viewing wedding venues?

Important questions to ask your wedding venue include:

  • Availability of the date you require
  • How many guests can be accommodate
  • How much their package is and what is included in it
  • Will a changing room, refreshments area and lounge be provided
  • What the cancellation policy is and whether a deposit is refundable
  • If there will be any other big events happening at the venue on the same day or week

How long is a wedding venue tour?

Most wedding venues set aside about an hour to take you on a tour and answer any questions you may have. If the property is large, wear comfortable clothing and footwear so you can walk around easily – especially if it is outdoors. To make the most efficient use of your time go with well-prepared questions such as the ones listed above to make the most use of your time.