How to pick the perfect wedding reception venue
Every couple is different, and every wedding is uniquely special. However, many couples face the same challenges, and finding the perfect place to host your perfect day is a major cause of stress when planning a wedding. At Eastwood Hall, our dedicated wedding team are on hand to answer all your questions about our 36 event spaces, our 26 acres of grounds, our expert catering team and anything else. Below you’ll find a few of our top tips to help you pick the right place to host your wedding reception.
What’s your budget?
It’s hard to be practical when it comes to your perfect day, so before you look at a wedding venue and fall in love all over again, it’s important to know whether you can afford it. It’s best not to look at places that are really outside your budget, as you may feel that the other options look second best in comparison or end up making hard choices – such as cutting your guest list in half – to be able to book the place you’ve fallen for.
Will this work for you and your guests?
Falling in love with a beautiful old building or acres of grounds is the easy part. Figuring out how to get your grandma safely up a spiral staircase or fit 300 guests in a marquee can be impossible. At Eastwood Hall, we take care of the practical details, providing well maintained and beautifully presented spaces that are fully accessible. We can also provide decoration packages and work with outside contractors selected by you to create the perfect atmosphere. With 150 bedrooms on site, your guests will be able to enjoy the day fully without needing to worry about how to get home.
Do you like the food?
The meal on your wedding day will be one you remember for the rest of your life, so it should certainly be one you enjoy. As well as ensuring that the venue can cater to any dietary requirements, such as allergies or religious restrictions among your guests, you should also talk to the chef and arrange a tasting so that you can be sure you and your spouse-to-be will enjoy the meal. Look for a venue that offers the options that suit you and your guests, whether that’s a formal banquet or a casual buffet.
What kind of support will you get?
While you might be happy to hand-make your table centrepieces, you probably don’t want to be laying out chairs on your wedding day. At Eastwood Hall, our team work hard to give every couple the perfect day providing full support through the planning stage and the day itself. The combination of our charming Georgian hall and modern facilities give us a range other venues can’t match. From intimate weddings to grand banquets, our dedicated wedding team provide all the help and support you need. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to view the venue.