When it comes to planning your wedding, there are lots of decisions that need to be made, from the date and the guest list to the catering and the decorations.
However, one of the most important decisions that needs to be made, and one of the first ones, is the venue. The venue is extremely important for your big day in creating the right atmosphere and tying together your overall vision, so it’s an integral part of the planning process.
But, with so many different venues on offer, it can be hard to work out which one is right for you and your partner. You can now hire a windmill, a submarine, and even an underground cave, so the choice really is endless!
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at why an exclusive hire venue might be the best choice for your wedding.
One of the best benefits of an exclusive hire venue is the privacy it affords both you and your guests.
As the only party using the space, you don’t have to contend with any strangers gatecrashing your big day and can truly relax when you tie the knot.
The only people to have a part in your special day will be the ones you choose, giving you much more intimacy and reducing the number of people who will be gawping at you in your finery!
If you opt for a non-exclusive event, you’ll have to contend with other parties, including other weddings, which might take the focus off your special event and even ruin the atmosphere with noisy guests!
For more tips on looking at different venues, including exclusive venues, check out this post by One Fab Day.
An exclusive hire venue will also offer that bit more security for your event which is especially important if you’re having kids at the wedding.
Because you’ll be the only ones using the spaces, kids can feel a bit safer in being able to explore the grounds and blow off some steam and you can rest safe in the knowledge that there won’t be anyone else in the venue who you don’t know.
Fully attentive staff
Similarly, an exclusive hire venue will ensure you get a really personal touch, as your party will be the sole focus of the staff.
This can result in better service, full attention to any mishaps or problems, and a much more exclusive feel, as opposed to a venue where staff are having to juggle multiple weddings and special occasions at once.
Plus, exclusive hire venues often focus purely on weddings, meaning they’re likely to have much more experience so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your day is being handled by experts.
Home from home
An exclusive venue also has the added edge of feeling like a real home from home for the duration of your wedding, rather than a space you’ve just hired for the day.
We spoke to Broadoaks Country House, a boutique wedding venue in the Lake District, who said: “Many of our guests enjoy our exclusive-hire package as it really becomes your home for the day.
“The hotel and all its grounds are yours for 24 hours, meaning you’ve got lots of time to relax and prepare before the wedding and, during the big day, you know you’ve got a lovely bespoke room to head to if you need a moment off.
“Plus, because you’re the only party using the space, you can decorate it however you please and really adapt it purely to your vision, rather than having to take into account any other parties.”