What was the deciding factor for picking your wedding venue

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BlossomHill Posts: 2169
Wondering what made you pick your wedding venue ? Was it because of location, reputation or price ? Experience of previous wedding there ?? Or was it for romantic reasons ?? Do tell.
Juno Posts: 2202
we chose our venue due to the ambiance of it, the exclusivity of the small venue and the romantic look of the function room. all our budgets went out the window after we found it. It was about the 10th place we visited and the only one we walked out of with both of us beaming! :lvs
Cinnabon Posts: 2626
Just the general feel and atmosphere - the only place we both walked into and went this is it :) . We were only going to have a look at the place out of curiosity and not being serious at all and like Juno the budget got thrown out the window :)
Rocksie80 Posts: 4045
I used to work in our venue and it's in a convenient location to our church - our guests can park at hotel and stroll up to the church (weather permitting :o( ) We've both been to various functions there and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. :o)ll O-O
decemberbride2010 Posts: 227
We both drew up a list of our 'must haves/deal breakers' separately ( e.g.distance to travel for guests, reputation of food quality, bar location, price per head, capacity etc.....)came to an agreement on the key requirements and then went shopping! It was a worthwhile thing to do IMO as it narrowed down our search immensely, and we before we set foot across a door we had a shortlist of 3 venues.
Juno Posts: 2202
[quote="decemberbride2010":1nvqakb3]We both drew up a list of our 'must haves/deal breakers' separately ( e.g.distance to travel for guests, reputation of food quality, bar location, price per head, capacity etc.....)came to an agreement on the key requirements and then went shopping! It was a worthwhile thing to do IMO as it narrowed down our search immensely, and we before we set foot across a door we had a shortlist of 3 venues.[/quote:1nvqakb3] we did this also, it cut out so much travelling to see venues and falling in love with places that were too big/too small for our numbers. oh yeah, one more thing we tried to do was choose a venue where we had never been to someone else's wedding. That was just a personal thing.
havemovedon Posts: 2013
Location was No1 on our list. We didn't want guests to travel more than 15 mins from the church and also didn't want guests to be forced to stay overnight if they didn't want to or couldn't get babysitter etc. Reputation and professionalism dealing specifically with weddings was also very important, as was checking that the business was in the black and not going to go out of business any time soon! Cost of rooms - this was a huge factor in the end for us when we narrowed it down to two venues. Bar being in the function room, quality of food, the venue's grounds for photos, feedback from other brides who'd had weddings there were also important. We didn't think too much about budget, if we had we'd have eloped and wouldn't be having an Irish wedding at all!
StupidSexyFlanders Posts: 8402
We knew what county we wanted to go for. I had researched a number of venues there but the hotel we went for was the first one we saw. The scenery, the possibilities for photographs and the accomodating nature of the staff with regard to everything we asked about really sold it for us.
radar Posts: 120
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happieout Posts: 3111
Was the only place we looked at or considered. It suits both families re location but the main reason was the quality of weddings there and fab reputation. It was also where we went for our first wedding together.