For most modern couples, the first decision after getting engaged is choosing the perfect wedding venue in London or surrounding areas. Finding the ideal wedding venue in London is where an experienced wedding planner can come in handy. That’s me!
As a professional wedding planner in London, I manage numerous wedding vendors relationships. I boast a fantastic portfolio spanning the best wedding venues in London, making it quick and easy to check availability and put you in touch with a venue coordinator to arrange a tour.
With so many things to consider when searching for the perfect wedding venue in London, I thought I’d help you save some time by sharing a few quick venue search pointers to assist you with your wedding venue search going forward.
If you’re pressed for time, download our venue searching tips booklet here, alternatively schedule a call with me at a time that’s convenient for you.
1. Establish The Size Of Your Perfect Wedding Venue In London
When considering the perfect wedding venue in London, I recommend you consider how many wedding guests you’re expecting. I know this may seem obvious to some; however, it’s still worth mentioning as the last thing I want is for you to fall in love with a venue that isn’t suitable for your big day.
Some wedding venues in London will be too small; others may be too large! Therefore, choosing a wedding venue that will comfortably fit all of your guests and not be so large that you struggle to “fill it” is key to a smooth sailing wedding planning experience and a wonderful wedding day.
Refer to my blog here if you want expert advice on determining your wedding guest list numbers.
2. Wedding Production & Lighting Is Key
So, the odds are that your wedding ceremony and reception will benefit from event lighting and perhaps a production setup. Although some productions are more extravagant than others. It’s better to establish the existing lighting each venue you’ve shortlisted has in place. Therefore, I recommend you check if there is scope to add the type of lighting required to achieve your wedding day theme.
3. Have You Considered The Acoustics?
The party vibes! Or the “Tun Up”, as we’d say in the West Indies! As a wedding planner of West Indian descent, music is a critical wedding reception component. So whether you’re planning to have a live band or DJ. I always recommend testing the acoustics to see how the music will sound on the big day.
4. Is Your Perfect London Wedding Venue Accessible?
Guest comfort is high up on my list when presenting a selection of perfect wedding venues in London for my clients, especially when they have wedding guests coming in from out of town. For me, it’s essential to make sure the wedding ceremony and reception are easy for all those who are expected to attend. That goes for suppliers too!
Before I recommend the perfect wedding venue in London, I always check that it is close enough to hotels and other landmarks that guests need. On some occasions, this isn’t possible. But in true professional wedding planner style, I conjure ways to conveniently coordinate guests from base to venue.
Whether it’s a classic open-top London red bus or a cruise on the Thames with champagne and canapés before they arrive at the perfect wedding venue, I’ve got the logistics and accessibility covered. It’s all in a day’s work for a professional East London wedding planner like me.
5. What Percentage Of Your Wedding Budget Should Go Towards Your Perfect Wedding Venue?
Your wedding budget will need to be considered when searching for your dream wedding venue in London. The very best and most popular wedding venues in London may come with a higher price tag. As a professional planner, I always encourage my couples to consider if the perfect wedding venue is value for money instead of solely basing their decision on the price tag!
As an experienced wedding pro! I work with couples to determine the best wedding venues in London that their money can buy! Remember, a wedding venue can make or break a wedding. So be diligent and choose wisely!
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