When it comes to searching for the perfect venue, we recommend that you agree on a location between you first. For example, if you live near London then it would make sense to look at wedding venues within, say, an hour’s drive from where you live. Alternatively, you may take a family home, the area of residence of the majority of your guest list, or proximity to an old family connection as your geographical anchor point. Take into consideration also the way in which you’ll be getting married. If you’re having a church wedding then it’s important to consider on-the-day travel requirements. Alternatively, if you’d like a civil wedding ceremony at the venue, make sure that it is licensed before making any further decisions.
Think about local transport links and how close the venue is from the nearest airport if you’ve got friends and/or family traveling in from overseas. The location of your chosen wedding venue will have an impact on the logistics of your day too. Ensure that you’re happy with the distance that you’ll be from home. Then think about transporting your wedding décor, your dress, booking suppliers, and ensuring that they are familiar with your venue, and not forgetting that you may need to travel back and forth to your venue for one reason or another before you get married. So you’ll need to get used to the journey, wherever you choose.