What to consider when choosing a wedding venue

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Since your wedding day should be one of the most special, memorable days of your life, it makes sense to take your time to choose the perfect venue. The right venue doesn’t just provide a magical setting in which to say, ‘I do’ and celebrate with your loved ones in style, but it ensures that everything is on par, including the meal, drinks, and entertainment. Here’s what to consider when choosing a wedding venue.

Your wedding style

When you begin looking for your dream venue, chances are that you won’t have all the details of your big day figured out. However, you probably will know what style of wedding you want. Do you want a formal wedding in a church or hotel? Or a more relaxed affair in a marquee or even on the beach? Perhaps you’re dreaming of a rustic wedding in a barn, farm or ranch? Deciding on your wedding style will help you to find the perfect venue for your special day.


Don’t ignore your budget when it comes to finding the right wedding venue. Whilst it can be fun to look around incredible venues and imagine yourself saying ‘I do’ there, there’s little point if you can’t afford them. Be realistic about what you can afford to spend on a wedding venue. Whilst many couples designate between 10 to 15% of their wedding budget for the venue on average, it’s important to consider decoration costs on top of this. If your preferred venue needs a lot of decorating to get the wedding style you want, be sure to factor in the cost of the extra décor.


You need to think carefully about how many people you want to invite before you start looking around. This is because venues usually have strict capacities to adhere to for health and safety reasons, and they won’t be able to increase this to suit your needs. If you’re looking for a spacious wedding venue Essex, look no further than Crondon Park. Our rustic barn venue can cater to up to 148 for the wedding breakfast and as many as 220 for the evening reception. We’re ideal for both large weddings and more intimate celebrations.


Location is a key factor to consider when choosing a wedding venue. After all, even the most beautiful, magical venue won’t be suitable if it’s not convenient to get to for you and your guests. Making sure your venue is accessible will help to ensure that everyone will arrive on time without getting lost, making the day more enjoyable and stress-free for your whole party. Crondon Park is conveniently located near the pretty village of Stock in south Essex.

Choosing your wedding venue can be extremely exciting. After all, once you know where you’ll be getting married, you can set a date and finalise your guest list. However, it’s important not to rush into this task. Shortlist a number of potential venues to visit, taking all the above factors into account.

Remember to add Crondon Park to your wedding venue shortlist.