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      What to Look for when Locating Wedding Venues

      Planning your wedding can take people years to organise. For that one special day, you and your partner will meticulously look into every single detail, from the obvious choices of the venue, to the smaller, finite particulars like the wedding favours. This is understandable of course, your wedding day is the single most important day of your life, and it will be documented and looked upon for the rest of your life, so you want it to ooze perfection.

      So once you or your partner has popped the question, the eager amongst us will jump onto wedding planning straight away. Typically, the first big choice that you will need to make is the venue. The reason being for this is that dates are snapped up instantly, and so you will be booking this date a year, perhaps two years down the line. Although, once this is booked, everything else can start to fall into place.

      Everyone will have a different ‘perfect day’, perhaps this is escaping to a Caribbean Island, or having a small wedding in the local church, but the most popular current wedding venue is in a country house. Having a large stately home situated upon beautiful green lands, provides an idyllic location for your wedding day. Surrounded by the rolling fields, Wickham House is the epitome of some people’s dream wedding day, being able to cater for the wedding from the rehearsal dinner to the first dance.

      With an on-site church, you have the ability to have a traditional religious wedding on the grounds, allowing for a private ceremony without any on-lookers. Being located so close to the marquee site, saves on having to organise transport to and from various locations. Being situated on one site means that you can relax, knowing that you nor any of your guests will be late.

      When looking for a wedding venue, you must ensure that the venue will accommodate the number of guests that you require. Depending on your ideal wedding, there is nothing worse than having to remove people from your guest list, simply because there is not enough room. Various locations will cater for a different amount of people, and it is recommended to abide by these figures, as experience may be hindered if numbers are too high.

      When booking your wedding venue, the food that you provide for your guests will be one of the main events of the evening, with them sitting down for a three course meal, which you and your partner will have experienced taster menus of. This can be a very tricky aspect of the wedding to get right, as not only will you want to have the foods that you like, but also food that your guests will be able to choose from. Wickham house has contacts in the catering industry who are well-known and trusted in their excellent delivery of service and taste. Our partners are varied in the price, but all provide exquisite cuisine and hospitality services.

      Country house wedding venues provide exceptional locations, attention to detail and beautiful surroundings, and endeavour to make your wedding day dreams turn into a reality. Find out more information about Wickham House as a wedding venue for your big day on our wedding venue page.