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.

Groom's speech - What Your Bride Wants to Hear in Your Groom's Speech

What Your Bride Wants to Hear in Your Groom’s Speech

There's a lot of pressure on the groom to write the perfect wedding speech. But what does your new wife really want to hear...

20 Amazing Table Plans to Suit Your Wedding Theme

If there's one thing that everyone's guaranteed to look at during your wedding reception, it's the table plan! It's also the biggest piece of...

Speech Guide: The Traditional Running Order of Wedding Speeches

Confused about the running order of speeches for your wedding day? Expert speech writer Lawrence Bernstein tells us who, traditionally, should speak first. Here's your guide...

Barn Wedding Decor: How to Style It

No wedding is ever the same and we're always pleasantly surprised to see how each bride incorporates their ideas. Barn weddings specifically tend to...
12 Days of Wedding Planning: Reception Décor

12 Days of Wedding Planning: Reception Décor

If you followed our advice earlier on in the 12 days of wedding planning, you'll have chosen a venue that will work with your...
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12 Days of Wedding Planning: Your Wedding Theme

Your wedding theme will help to make your wedding day stand out. Everyone wants a memorable wedding, right? One that leaves your guests talking for weeks....

12 Days of Wedding Planning: Find Your Venue

Now your budget is in the bag, you know what you’ve got to spend on your ceremony and reception space. It’s time to get...

Six Things To Do After Getting Engaged

So he's popped the question! You're officially engaged and riding the high, but what do you do next? Here's everything you need to do...
Make your winter wedding indulgent, romantic and luxurious - not gloomy and cold - with our simple decorating guide, full of beautiful reception decor ideas

How To Decorate A Romantic Winter Wedding

If you're planning a winter wedding, we have plenty of hints and tips to help get you started. There's plenty of scope for you...
Holly and Richard married in Hampshire barn over the festive period, making the most of it with a sparkling Christmas wedding theme and fairy lights...

7 Christmas Tree Inspired Winter Wedding Decoration Ideas

'Tis the season of baubles and holly, mulled wine and mince pies and all manner of festive treats. However, today we're talking about every...
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Winter Wedding DIY Decor Ideas With Poinsettia

We've rounded up five ways to DIY your Christmas wedding with our favourite festive houseplant, the poinsettia. You'll be amazed by the variations and colours...
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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...
Bassmead Manor wedding

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...
Best man speech

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...
The A-Z of British Wedding Traditions and Etiquette

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...
Flower wall

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...
Wedding cake topper

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...