FAQs and expert advice about venues

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@youryorkshire.wedding

 

Customise your venue

Customise your venue

Q. What's your top planning tip when it comes to looking for and booking the venue

A. Lisa Hunt says: When it comes to finding your venue, you have to be sure you've found the perfect location for your perfect day!

At Spicer Manor our team firmly believe you must have the full support and advice from your venue, who will be by your side throughout your journey and be with you on your special day.

Somewhere to suit your individual needs is essential, if you have some of your ideas already, then make it clear what you're hoping for on your big day from the start so you know if your venue can cater for this. We strive to achieve everything our couples desire to make their day as special as possible for them.

A venue without a flexible structure means you may not have the choices to make your day just as you'd like it, to compromise for such a special event is not ideal. You should be able to choose a venue that will help you personalise your day and make it the day you always want to remember.

Lisa Hunt, Spicer Manor
www.spicermanor.co.uk

 

The venue checklist

The venue checklist

Q. I have just got engaged and have started looking at venues. My mind is boggled, where do I begin?

A. Laura Shinkfield says: There are so many venues out there it's no wonder you're boggled! The key thing which any venue will ask first is how many guests. Make your list, argue about your list, and come up with a number. Then consider are all those people coming for the whole day, or are you having an evening do? Do you want to have a civil or religious ceremony? Are you wanting a specific type of food? Will you have a live band or a DJ? Do you want the whole place to yourself? Do you prefer a modern or traditional setting? Have you got a budget to work to? All of these questions are really important to have clear in your mind, and will define the starting point for any venue discussion.

Next, decide on a date. With pandemic restrictions, a lot of weddings have had to be rescheduled, so you can expect venues and suppliers to be busier than usual, therefore availability is key. You might need to be willing to compromise.

For a small Yorkshire wedding with total exclusivity, consider The Yorke Arms in Ramsgill. For larger weddings, consider Bowcliffe Hall. Both come with dedicated teams ready to make your wedding day dreams come true.

Laura Shinkfield, Bowcliffe Hall & The Yorke Arms
www.bowcliffehall.co.uk

 

The perfect place

The perfect place

Q. There are so many venues to choose from. What factors should I consider to help narrow down the search?

A. Louise Bramley-Ward says: The first step is to decide your priorities and what you want from your venue. Many couples like the convenience of having the ceremony, meal, evening reception and accommodation in one place. If this is you, then a hotel is probably the best option.

Next, think about the days around your wedding. Would you like to be able to stay in luxury with your girl gang the night before, after a spa treatment and a gorgeous dinner? We find brides are so much more relaxed when they've stayed at the venue the night before and simply have to walk downstairs to get married – bliss!

Trust your gut feeling and go with it. If you love a setting as soon as you walk in, whether it's the first or the 100th you've viewed, book it!

Louise Bramley-Ward, The Parsonage Hotel & Spa
www.parsonagehotel.co.uk

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