Wedding Venue Types: Their Benefits & Their Downsides

We all know just how much time and effort go into the planning of your big day. The key, of course, is to start as early as you can. Another crucial point is that you should sort out your priorities first, before you start arranging any of the details. Too many people never bother to sit down and work out in what order they will plan the separate aspects of the wedding. But it is a huge help if you do, not least because that way you will be saving yourself an enormous amount of time. In the long run, you’ll be thankful that you did.


When you are organising your list of priorities, the venue of the wedding is something which should go at the top. The decoration, the groom’s outfit, even the hair – all these can wait. First, you need to find your venue and get it booked. The main reason for this is because the waiting lists are so often so long. But, of course, you also just want to know where you will be getting married so that you can then plan all the little details! And it’s the details, after all, that make it yours. Let’s have a look at some of the different types of venue that are hot at the moment. We will also have a brief discussion of their benefits.

One venue type which has gained popularity in recent years is that of the woodland. The woods provide a delicate fairytale ambience to proceedings, so there’s little surprise so many people go for it these days. A huge benefit to the woodland option is that it tends to be pretty cost-effective. Anything which frees up some of your cash to spend on other parts of the day is a good choice indeed.


Alternatively, you could go down the country estate route. Again, this is a very popular choice – venues like Clevedon Hall are often in high demand. For that reason, it does pay to get in there and book it fast. This venue type need not break the bank, so you don’t have to stress over the budget going out the window. A country estate manor can be the ideal setting for the couple who favour a traditional feel, but are keen to depart from the religious route.

For those with a bit more of an adventurous streak, there is another option which might surprise some people. This is another option which is gaining no small degree of popularity – that’s right, we’re talking about a wedding on the beach. More and more people are walking down an aisle made of sand. Before you discard the idea altogether, there are some definite upsides to getting married in such a location. For example, if you choose the right area or country, then we are talking about some pretty glorious weather for your big day! However, there are downsides, too. It is possible that not everybody in your extended family and circle of friends will be thrilled about the choice. Some people might not appreciate wearing their best outfits to a sandy beach, with the possibility of getting wet!