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The Right Fit - 10 tips to remember when selecting your wedding venue

Posted on: 2017-09-14 10:49:32Weddings
10 Tips to remember when selecting your wedding venue

Planning your wedding can be a daunting task so our Wedding Specialist, Jemma Johnston at Ballygally Castle has put together her top tips for couples when it comes to venue viewings.


1. Check your guest list


Have an idea of the number of guests you are planning to invite. You don’t want to fall in love with a venue only to realise there won’t be enough space for all of your nearest and dearest


2. Check out the accommodation


If you have guests travelling from afar they may need accommodation.  Check out how many guest bedrooms the venue has, and if they offer special rates for your guests. Also check out the bridal suite! 


3. Take your time


Take time to look round the venue to see what it offers in terms of the setting and friendly and helpful staff.  Are there suitable outdoor and indoor areas for those all-important photographs? 




4. Make notes


Take a notebook and pen and jot down contact information, ideas for layout, decorations and floral arrangements. Perfect place to note any questions you might think of on your wedding planning journey!


5. The Food


Each venue will have a range of options, so check with them if there is an opportunity for a menu tasting or if there are any additional perks they can offer


6.  Talk to friends


Talk to friends who may have used the venue before for their own wedding or even been to a wedding at your venue.  Recommendations are so helpful and honest!




7. Take photos


Don’t forget to take some photos of the venue so you can remember what the venue looked like.


8. Ask Questions


If you have any specific requirements or ideas that you have for your big day, it’s a good idea to check with the venue to see if there are any on-site restrictions.


9. Budget


Have a clear idea of what you can afford to spend on the venue and be realistic.




10. Terms & Conditions


Always read the small print in the venue’s Terms and Conditions. If there is anything that you are unsure about, ask!


For more information on weddings at Ballygally Castle visit our website here. Don't miss our Autumn Wedding Show on Sunday 8th August and our Exclusive Bridal Open Days from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th October.