Venues

Finding a wedding venue should be on the top of your to-do list (after finding your dream dress, of course!) Your venue will undoubtedly take the biggest chunk of your budget, so it’s got to be perfect! So how do you make sure you’ve found the perfect place?

You’ll find lots of top tips and expert advice among our planning advice below, but get cracking – the best venues can get booked up to a year in advance so pencil in that date asap!

Simply choose from our ‘Wedding Venues’ posts below to start planning your wedding like a pro.

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Wedding Speech Tips That’ll wow Your Guests

Giving a speech at any time can be incredibly nerve-wracking, let alone at a wedding. Wedding speeches can really take your audience on an...
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Seven historic wedding venues to make your day one to remember

All managed by the English Heritage Trust, these seven historic wedding venues allow you to immerse yourself in the past and write the next...
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10 ways to make your exclusive-use wedding venue feel like home

How can you make an exclusive-use wedding venue truly feel like 'yours' for the day? We asked Bijou Wedding Venues for their top tips Hiring an exclusive-use...
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10 budget-friendly wedding venues

There’s only one thing that makes finding an incredible wedding venue even better – finding an incredible venue with a great offer to boot!...
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The best father-daughter dance songs for your wedding day

Dads traditionally have a big part to play on your wedding day – not only is it their job to walk you (the bride-to-be)...

14 of the Best Wedding Cake Toppers

Wedding cake toppers; no cake is complete without one. You'll have paid the money to have your dream cake made exactly how you want...
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The Most Unusual Wedding Venues in the UK

Annie Quinton rounds up the most unusual wedding venues in the UK, from treehouses to derelict bomb shelters Dulwich Picture Gallery, London Marry amongst some of...
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Best man speech: Tried-and-tested best man jokes that will win over...

Plan on cracking a few jokes during your best man speech? We look at the best tried-and-tested quips... Taking on the role of best man...
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Outdoor wedding rule change could make a big difference to couples...

A review into marriage laws in the UK could see couples tying the knot outdoors, and in less expensive venues, too You might want to...
Winter weddings can be a great way to save money without compromising on style, for a magical big day you will love for years to come. Find out how...

10 Reasons why you Should opt for a Winter Wedding

While most couples choose to get married in the warmer summer season, a beautiful winter wedding offers plenty of promise, too. Whether you want...
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Why should you hire a flower wall for your wedding day

Emma Soulsby reveals why a bold flower wall offers the perfect photo backdrop for your wedding, whatever the time of year... Thinking about getting a...
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Wedding cake topper inspiration and ideas

Whether you go classic or completely unconventional, your wedding cake topper should be as unique and creative as your cake. Here are a few...
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Everything you need to know about hydrangeas for your wedding

Thinking about including hydrangeas within your wedding decor? We spoke to Hydrangea World to find out what makes them such a unique flower Stylish cut hydrangeas have...
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How to find the perfect Asian wedding venue

Ewelina Styczynska from Holiday Inn Wembley shares her top tips for finding the perfect Asian wedding venue Are you planning your dream Shaadi with visions of...
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The best secret hidden gem wedding venues

We've scoured the country far and wide to find the most exquisite hidden gem wedding venues for a day with a difference The Swan, Gloucestershire Located...
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Wedding venue questions: What to ask before you book

It's an exciting time, but before you sign on the dotted line and part with your hard-earned cash, here's everything you need to ask...
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Wedding venues with the best outdoor space and scenery

From walled gardens to woodlands, celebrate mother nature in a space that boasts the best outdoor scenery... Hampton Court Palace, Surrey Celebrate like royalty at King...
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Review: Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

In the market for a serene spa experience? Treat yourself to a pampering pick-me-up at the Donnington Valley Hotel Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa is located...
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Wedding venues by the sea: The perfect venues for couples in...

We round up the best wedding venues by the sea for couples who are as much in love with the seaside as they are...

Do you really have to have a first dance at your...

Not sure whether to have a first dance at your wedding? Chris Powell from The Band Boutique explains why this charming tradition is definitely...