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Wedding venues

Wedding venues are the backdrop to the big day, they make a big impression when guests arrive and set the scene for everything that’s to come. Yet finding perfect wedding venues can be a challenge. There are so many factors to consider; from size to location, interior decor and the flexibility that the venue offers to hirers.

Finding wedding venues

Littleton Manor Farm wedding venuesWhen you’re searching for potential wedding venues the look and feel are going to be very important. But there are some other important considerations that can be easily overlooked in the heat of the moment.

Don’t forget to consider your guests needs as well as your own. Is the venue easy to get to? Does it have ample parking? Is accommodation offered, and if not, are there suitable (and reasonably priced) hotels nearby?

Taking control

How much control do you want over your wedding reception? Many venues offer set packages with little flexibility offered. If you’re lucky they might offer you a choice of external suppliers, such as caterers, but often both bar services and catering are provided by the in house team.

Wedding marquees wedding venuesThis is perfect if the package offers everything you need. In fact, it can save you money and a lot of time and organisational stress! However, if things such as the layout, floristry, design details, timings, food, drink and even choice of entertainment are important to you then you’ll need to factor those elements into your thinking too.

Ask the venue’s wedding coordinator the right questions upfront, and make sure that you understand what you can and can’t do, and which elements you’ll have control over before you sign on the dotted line.

One of the biggest challenges for newly engaged couples has to be finding suitably sized wedding venues. Many wedding venues struggle to accommodate parties bigger than 80-100, so there can be difficult and heated conversations of who should or shouldn’t be on the guest list. Awkward!

If you think that you have found the perfect venue, ticking all the boxes apart from size – don’t despair. Many venues offer space for marquees. Either stand alone in a beauty spot within the grounds, or as an extension from an existing space.

Marquee wedding venues

perfect wedding winter marquee wedding venuesIt could be the perfect solution. If you’ve fallen in love with a particular wedding venue that is too small, you may be able to have a marquee set up in the grounds, giving you the best of both worlds.

Or, you may be able to make a function room bigger by adding a marquee extension to create additional space. Of course, a wedding at home can be even more special than hiring a wedding venue, so why not consider a marquee in the garden for a totally unique event.

Marquees offer so much freedom and flexibility. They come in different shapes and sizes, so there is bound to be one to suit the size of your wedding party. And, whether you want a stylish and sophisticated wedding, prefer fun and funky or have your heart set on a vintage theme, a marquee provides a blank canvas on which to be creative.

Choose a reputable marquee company

Wedding marquees difference between gazebos and marqueesLifestyle marquees has been supplying high quality marquees for weddings, parties and corporate events for over 40 years. The company works throughout Surrey and the south east, and offers special wedding packages at prestigious wedding venues such as Loseley Park.

Even better, Lifestyle marquees can introduce you to all the suppliers you might need to help make your wedding day perfect.

Working with a preferred supplier provides absolute reassurance that each supplier works to a high standard and Lifestyle marquees’s suppliers have experience of working together at events, which makes for a seamless service overall and the very best experience for you and your guests.

Wedding coordination service

Event coordinatorKnowing that stress levels always rise on the big day, Lifestyle marquees now offers an event coordination service.

It means you can leave all final arrangements to Lifestyle marquees, from coordinating suppliers to setting out tables, making sure that everything runs to schedule and taking care of any last-minute emergencies.

And if you’d like someone to organise everything from start to finish, the event coordination service can be tailored to your needs. After all, it’s your wedding day and you want to enjoy it!

Talk to us about marquee wedding venues

We love a good wedding! Weddings are special, one off occasions and they deserve to be unique. Our experienced team have been designing and delivering amazing, bespoke wedding venues for many years. Marquees offer amazing flexibility in both design and supplier options.

Whether you are considering having a marquee wedding at home, or at your dream venue, call us for a no obligation estimate. 01483 322070, or email