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4 Ways Couple Includes Parents in Their Wedding
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4 Ways Couple Includes Parents in Their Wedding

Do You Want to Know How to Ensure Your Parents Are Not Left Out at Your Wedding?

Involving your parents or in-laws at your wedding is a noble idea, especially if you have a good relationship with them. It will not only be a special memorable day that you can reflect on but a special day for them to remember and cherish too. Here are ways that wedding couples can use to involve their parents.

1. Escorting the Bride Down the Aisle

It is now becoming popular that the bride’s father escorts his daughter down the aisle during the ceremony, after which, both parents stand together to give their blessing. Having both parents involved means that they can share that special moment together. If you want both parents to be even more involved, you can also have them walk you down the aisle together.

2. Giving Grooms Away

It should not only be the bride’s parents who are involved in the day. The grooms’ parents should also feel that both they and their son are treated as important as the bride and her parents. If the groom’s parents are agreeable, they too can escort their son as he takes his position and waits at the altar for his bride, or fellow groom, to come down the aisle.

3. Meeting of Same-Sex Couples at the Altar

In same-sex weddings, parents can also be involved. The couples get very excited and even emotional when they realize that all their parents are supporting them. When the parents are involved, the couple can choose to walk down the aisle together, alone or with their parents, before their parents give them their blessing and support. Where there are two aisles, each member of a couple can walk from separate sides with their parents, before meeting in the middle or at the altar.

4. Both Parents Giving Their Blessing

Involving parents in your wedding does not only end with walking down the aisle. Parents from both sides can also stand with their daughter and son to give them their blessing. They can say some special words to the couple and even pledge that they are taking the new bride or groom as their future daughter or son-in-law. Hearing the words of love and blessing from the parents is very memorable and helps bond parental relationships. This idea can also be tailored for stepparents, children, grandparents or anyone considered special by the couple.

Discuss These Wedding Ideas and More with Clarence House Events Experts

Make an appointment with Clarence House professionals for all your wedding ideas and plans. With over 30 years of experience in hosting thousands of weddings in Australia, Clarence House knows exactly how to make your wedding event more intimate, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au

Perfect Ideas for Fun in a Wedding
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Perfect Ideas for Fun in a Wedding

Do you need wedding ideas on how to wow your guests?

A wedding is one of the most significant days in the lives of a couple. It is a day that leaves both the couple and invited guests filled with memories. Having fun on the day plays a crucial part in creating such lasting impressions. Here are some fun ideas for your perfect wedding day.

Adding an element of fun in a wedding

A wedding is a more personalized, solemn and serene occasion. It is also a great big reunion of family and friends, hence a perfect time for some fun and noise. Some of the best celebrations are those that add personal, unique touches to ensure everyone keeps smiling and talking about the moments even well after the wedding day.
Introducing an element of fun adds to the joy of both the couple and guests, leaving lasting impressions on everyone.

What are some wedding fun ideas?

You can get help from guests to arrange special surprises for the couple such as bursting poppers or showering petals during their exchange of rings. Guests can even shower flowers on everyone from above. As the couple and wedding party exit the ceremony, guests can still burst poppers and make plenty of noise and dance for the couple.
Introduce some mini-events to the main event. For example, friends of the groom or bride can arrange special dances, flash mob, or even fly in unexpected guests if resources are available.

Having fun mixed with emotions

The fun elements in a wedding create an atmosphere of joy and laughter but can also bring tears to the eyes of the couple too. Guests can do something special and show appreciation for the couple, such as making a donation to a cause that’s special to the couple, giving a moving speech, or it can be a talented professional coming in as a surprise.
These moments will bring such a close bond between the guests and the guests present, which will be always be cherished forever.

Planning in advance

Having a clear plan well before the date is very important so that you are on top of everything and you do not leave out anyone or any fun part. Planning in advance also gives your event manager or wedding planner enough time to make sure that the timing of your special day is perfect.

Where can you get the best ideas and more for a perfect wedding?

Discuss all your perfect fun wedding ideas and plans with Clarence House events experts. With over 30 years of experience hosting thousands of weddings in Australia, Clarence House knows exactly how to make your wedding event unique, special and memorable.
Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
3 Best Opening Words and Introduction of a Wedding Ceremony
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3 Best Opening Words and Introduction of a Wedding Ceremony

How do you decide on the opening words for your wedding ceremony?

Although they may not be a right or wrong way to deliver opening words and introductory remarks at a wedding ceremony, a good welcome speech is very essential. It makes a statement about the importance of the occasion and its significance to the couple getting married and everyone present. Here are three examples of a wedding ceremony introduction.

1. Generic

Dear friends and family of the Bride and Groom, we welcome and thank you for being part of this important occasion. We are gathered together on this day to witness and celebrate the marriage of Name Of Bride and Name Of Groom.

Every one of us has a deep desire to love and to be loved. Your marriage today is a public and legal affirmation of the bonding that you had already begun. Marriage is a commitment to live that will allow you to share your lives together.

Marriage will stretch you as individuals, deepen your love for one another and bring out the best in each other. So, enjoy your marriage and let it be a time of waking each morning and falling in love with each other all over again.

2. Intercultural

Today is a day to celebrate. We are celebrating the love, commitment, and friendship of two people who love each other and wish to spend the rest of their lives together.

The marriage ceremony is a significant part of nearly every culture, religion, generation, and society. Despite all of our differences, we all share the love. Love is the great unifier, regardless of who we are, where we’ve come from or what we believe in.

We can all describe love in many ways and love can look different from one person to the other, but we all know love when we see it. And we can see love right here.

3. Religious

Dear family and friends, we have gathered here together to witness Name Of Bride and Name Of Groom, as they exchange their vows of marriage. We rejoice with them in their delight of finding love with each other, and support their decision to commit themselves to a lifelong relationship.

Marriage is like an umbrella that covers and protects love. As 1 Corinthians 13 says, we learn that love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful; it is not irritable or resentful, nor arrogant or rude.

Love does not seek self, nor does it rejoice in the wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears and believes in all things. Love hopes in all things endure all things and love has no end.

For more tips and advice make an appointment with Clarence House gurus

With over 30 years of experience hosting thousands of weddings, Clarence House knows exactly how to make your wedding event unique, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au to book a tour of our illustrious venues.

Brides Guide for Pre-Wedding Parties in 2019
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Brides Guide for Pre-Wedding Party in 2019

Read Out this Brides Guide for Pre-wedding Party in 2019

You can’t get married without throwing one final ‘single lady’ party! And fortunately for you, there are at least three such parties you’ll have the joy of experiencing before you say ‘I Do’. There is the congratulatory engagement party, the exhilarating hen party, and the preparatory kitchen tea to really make you feel loved and pampered. Here is our exclusive brides guide for the pre-wedding party in 2019.

The Engagement Party

If you’ve recently been proposed to and said ‘yes’, then congratulations on the engagement! This is a significant milestone in any relationship and one that definitely merits celebration. There are no hard and fast rules for engagement parties with a lot of couples choosing to keep them budget-friendly and low-key. This can mean inviting a few friends and family to a sit-down meal to share your joy in the upcoming nuptials.

The Kitchen Tea Party

The kitchen tea party, also known as the bridal shower is a chance for the bride’s close friends to lavish and pamper her with marriage advice and gifts. When is the best time to host this event? Anytime between 2-weeks to 2-months prior to the actual wedding will be good. However, we recommend not having the shower so close to the wedding because final wedding preparations will take up quite a significant amount of your time.
Where to host a kitchen tea party? If you’re looking for a hassle-free affair, you should consider places that offer special high tea. In this way, you are guaranteed a beautiful setting and good food. If you’re all about DIY, venues such as The Lemnos at Clarence House can be well worth considering.
As for food, you can keep it light. Think cocktails and sandwiches.

Engagement parties in 2019

The Hen Party

The hen party is the party for a soon-to-be-married-woman. It’s a final opportunity to party it up! Hit the streets with your best mates and enjoy your last moments as a single woman if that’s your style. To get it right, there should be lots of pampering, think spa dates, cocktails and food.
You can even arrange to play a few games here and there throughout the day or night to keep things moving. Hen parties have received a notorious reputation over the years, but many women are now opting to keep it classy by signing up for cooking classes, or long luncheons and elegant high teas instead. Ultimately, whatever you choose, you should have fun.

Discuss these party options and more with our Clarence House gurus

Clarence House boasts two world-class Sydney’s wedding reception venues worth touring. If you’re in the hunt for a wedding venue, book an appointment with us today. You can call us and talk to one of our friendly staff members on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
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7 Wedding Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Couple

Should You Gift Appliances, Linen, or a Set of Dinnerware?

Finding the right gift for a couple about to get married can be tricky, especially if they haven’t sent a gift registry with the invitation cards. However, not to worry if you’re in this pickle, here are our ultimate 7 wedding gift ideas that are guaranteed to help you figure out the best gift for any couple.

For Couples That Love to Travel

Do you know if the couple loves to travel, or plan on going abroad for their honeymoon? Practical gifts such as suitcases can come in handy, buy a matching set of two. Other cool and handy things that are ideal for wander lusting couples include portable Wi-Fi Hotspot generators, power banks, travel drones, water purifier bottles, video recording sunglasses, and there’s nothing quite like a portable cocktail kit!

For Couples That Are Moving into a New House

Setting up a new home can be a nightmare! There is so much that’s needed, from the kitchen and household appliances to towels and linens, cups, plates, spoons, you name it, every single item that is used on a daily basis. If you intend on purchasing bigger appliances such as fridges, or microwaves, you may want to check with the couple first if they haven’t already made arrangements to purchase these themselves.

For Romantic Couples

All couples are romantic, but there are some couples that make the rest of us look bad (cheers to you guys!) We’re talking couples that have regular date nights and actually dress up, do random things like taking walks on the beach at night, those kinds of couples. As they enter marriage, you want them to foster this and not give up, so why not help them out, and gift them movie gift cards and meal cards so they keep the date nights alive.

For the Party Animals!

We all know of (or have heard about these couples!) You know the ones we’re talking about – the ones who party into the early hours of the morning. Well, let’s encourage them to party at home now that they’ll be getting married. Purchase several good bottles of wine and help them stock their cellar.

For Couples That Love Food

There’s nothing like a good recipe book for newlyweds. If you’ve been married a few years yourself and have a trusted copy that you swear by, then consider buying a copy and gifting the new couple. Inspire the Julia Child in them!

For Couples That Love Taking Selfies

You know that couple that’s always posting snaps of themselves to social media. Great gift ideas could be photo albums, instant cameras, sophisticated cameras, and camera equipment. You can also help them develop their pictures by giving them a gift card for a camera shop.

For the Ambiguous Couple

There are some couples you might not know too well and are a bit ambiguous. For these soon-to-be-married folks, it might be best to simply get them a multitude of gift cards for different places so they’ll be able to pick and choose what they truly need for their new life together.

Discuss These Gift Ideas and More with Our Clarence House Gurus

Clarence House boasts two world-class Sydney’s wedding reception venues worth touring. If you’re in the hunt for a wedding venue, book an appointment with us today. You can call us and talk to one of our friendly staff members on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
Top 5 Wedding Styling Ideas For 2019 Clarence House
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5 Wedding Style Ideas For 2019 – Clarence House

Are You Looking for Style Inspiration for Your Upcoming Wedding?

Clarence House has hosted scores of weddings and we’ve seen some truly amazing styles over the years. Some styles have come and gone, while others seem to have lingered on and have been adopted by soon-to-be-married couples. Here is a look at our top 5 wedding style ideas for 2019.

1. Suspended Pendant Bulbs

We don’t have to emphasize the importance of good lighting for your wedding. Lighting makes all the difference and can help set the tone and create the mood for your reception. If you’re looking for unique accent lights for your wedding then look no further than suspended pendant bulbs. These can be placed in strategic places to create the desired effect such as over the high table, over the statement cake, or even over your dance floor.

2. Mirror and Glass Tables

Mirror and glass tables anyone? Who needs table linen when you can get awesome mirror and glass tables for your wedding reception hall? Not only is this table setup budget-friendly but it also looks chic and adds instant glam to your event. You can also go very minimalist with the table centrepieces because the glass and mirror finish is bold enough.


3. Opt for Banquet Tables

Here at Clarence House, the most popular reception tables over the years have been the circular ones. However, it appears that people are changing. Banquet tables are now in and all the rage. Banquet tables, when arranged properly, can be really attractive, think state dinners or royal banquets! They really do have a way of adding charm and sophistication to any event.

4. Floral Colours Galore!

Gone are the wedding seasons where couples opted for muted and toned down colours. Bright flowery colours are back in fashion! And this season’s must-have hues are gold, pink and peach, and we can see why. These three colours when combined create a soft and ethereal look. Forget the all-white or red flower centrepieces.

5. Bring Out the Balloons!

Did someone say balloons? Yes, balloons are such a great décor accessory because you can do so much with them. You can float them over your dance floor; you can create monograms of your initials, and ceremony backdrops as well. If you have large open spaces at your wedding reception venue that could do with some décor, but flower walls are too expensive, why not opt for balloon backdrops?

Discuss These Style Tips and More with Our Clarence House Gurus

Clarence House boasts two world-class wedding reception venues worth touring. If you’re in the hunt for a wedding venue, book an appointment with us today. You can call us and talk to one of our friendly staff members on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
Guide for 2019 Where to Spend Your Wedding Styling Budget
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Guide for 2019 – Where to Spend Your Wedding Styling Budget

Your wedding should reflect your style, whatever that may be. This should come out in your décor, your overall theme, and your choice of venue. We’ve hosted a significant number of weddings in our three decades of existence as Clarence House, and today we bring you our insider tips on where and how to get the best bang for your wedding styling budget.

1. Choose a Suitable Venue

Your venue sets the tone for the rest of your wedding. A good venue reduces the need for too much décor. A venue with stunning scenery, walls, chandeliers and rooms don’t need to be excessively decorated – allowing you to spend those décor dollars on other more important things such as hiring quality linen. And speaking of linen…

2. Hire Quality Table Line

There is nothing like good old fashioned quality table linen. Explore your linen options, and choose colours that complement and suit your overall wedding theme. Are you going for a rustic theme or a romantic theme? You might want to take a look at choosing colours that highlight and support your theme.

3. Ensure You Have the Right Type of Lighting

Lighting is significant because it helps to set the ambience of a place. Appropriate lighting is needed to ensure that any photographs taken indoors will come out looking good. There are different kinds of lighting available, and each one plays a different role. Ambient or general lighting is needful as it allows you to see what’s in the room and comes in the form of chandeliers and ceiling lamps.


Accent lighting is designed to focus people’s attention to a particular focal point in the room. If you want your guests to focus on something important, say the statement cake you’ve ordered, your dance floor, or indeed anything else, you might want to ask your venue if they provide these accent lights.

4. Fake It Where You Can’t Make It!

If you’re on a tight budget, this tip just might help you breathe a little. We all know that wedding flowers can be expensive right? Well, what if we told you that there are ways to incorporate artificial flowers in your flower arrangements that will save you a fortune. Yes, get an expert florist who can craft stunning flower walls that combine real flowers and artificial ones. You can have these integrated flower arrangements in areas with low lighting or out-of-the-way places like stairwells to avoid guests noticing.

5. Splurge on Your Cutlery and Crockery

A good wedding reception venue, quality linen, and crockery will win you bonus points, even if your décor is minimalist. This is one of our top tips when deciding where to spend your styling dollars. You don’t want guests eating good food out of cheap glassware, cutlery, and crockery do you? So this means your high table, and all respective guest tables should feature good cutlery and crockery. Trust us with this one, you’ll thank us later.

Discuss These Style Tips and More with Our Clarence House Gurus

Clarence House boasts two world-class wedding reception venues worth touring. If you’re in the hunt for a wedding venue, book an appointment with us today. You can call us and talk to one of our friendly staff members on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
5 Tips To Pull Off A Wedding Everyone Will Be Talking About
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5 Tips To Pull Off A Wedding Everyone Will Be Talking About!

Do You Want to Host the Wedding of the Year?

No two weddings are ever the same, and no weddings are created equal. There are some weddings that are just better than others, and that’s a fact. Whether it comes down to excellent organizing or simply having the more disposable income to lavish on the wedding, we can all agree that there are some weddings which are just memorable. Here are our top 5 tips to pull off a wedding everyone will remember and talk about for years to come!

1. Choose an Idyllic Venue

Your wedding venue sets the tone for your wedding. You might not realize it, but a venue that offers guests the ability to take a stroll in lush gardens, enjoy picturesque views, and bask in the warm sun will have a positive impact on their overall experience of your wedding. Get your guests in a good mood by choosing the right wedding reception venue.

2. Share Your Journey with Your Guests

How did you meet? What was the proposal like? What was your reaction like? People are curious to know these details…so fill them in! We live in a digital age and people love visuals. Some guests will only know you, and others will only know your partner. Share a bit about yourself and your journey together through creative short video blurbs placed at the entrance or the gift table. String along pictures and create a couples idea board where people can wish you well and leave marriage advice.

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3. Don’t Be Stingy with Food

Well-fed guests make happy guests. If you have people arriving in from out of town, it’s always a nice touch to have something ready for them to eat. This could be something as simple as a tea table with a few sandwiches and cupcakes. For the rest of your guests, you might like to have a few food tables scattered across the venue to ensure that guests can grab something to eat, as and when they get hungry. You can also opt for waiters who walk around with platters of drinks and food it that’s more your style.

4. Choose an Entertaining Mc

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing like a good MC for any event. A hilarious and funny MC who can make people laugh and have a good time is worth their weight in gold. Take your time to inquire about MC’s and hear their material first before booking them for your big day!

5. Get a Funky Photo Booth

There are lots of in-between times during a wedding. Don’t let your guests get bored. Keep them entertained by placing multiple photo-booths with different themes around the venue. You’ll have lots of great memories and unique photos of your wedding to remember guests by!

Discuss These Tips and More with Our Clarence House Gurus

Clarence House boasts two world-class wedding reception venues worth touring. If you’re in the hunt for a wedding venue, book an appointment with us today. You can call us and talk to one of our friendly staff members on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
Top 5 Things to Know Before Planning a Wedding Clarence House
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5 Things to Know Before Planning a Wedding – Clarence House

Many couples come back to us with a list of things they wish someone had told them before they started planning their wedding. 35 years in the business we think we’ve seen it all and now share with you some things that’ll hopefully save you from endless headaches and sleepless nights.

1. Set a To-Do List and Date by Which Everything Needs to Be Ready

Last minute phone calls to check up on the caterer or the DJ are not only stress inducing but an endless cause of headaches. You don’t want to be up all night trying to make sure that all your vendors will be there the next day. Finalize details with all your vendors three weeks before your wedding date. This means your flower arrangements, final dress alteration, menu and music playlist all need to be selected and confirmed with the respective vendors.

2. Ask People to Help You with the Planning

You don’t have to do everything yourself. If you’ve decided to plan your entire wedding by yourself, (Read our Blog:- 5 Things You Should Know Before Planning an NSW South Coast DIY Wedding for more tips) it doesn’t mean that you have to do it all alone. Rope in friends and family to help take the pressure off of you. If you’ve hired a wedding planner, meet on a regular basis with them to make sure that everything is running on schedule. Don’t neglect to meet with them because you think they can handle everything. They need to hear your feedback too on key issues.

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3. Keep a Paper Trail of Every Little Thing

Receipts, contracts, agreement terms, everything you’ve discussed your wedding needs to be written down and a paper trail established. This is because there will a lot going on in the months leading up to your wedding and you can’t possibly remember all the quotes and figures you’ll receive, and all the payments you’ve made.

4. It’s Okay to Trim Down Your Guest List

If your budget is tight and you can’t seem to make everything balance except by cutting out a few people, we want you to know that it’s okay. In NSW, it’ll cost you on average $150 per plate to host a guest. Sacrificing a couple of people might seem hard but it’s either great-aunt nana doesn’t make it or you go into debt. We don’t think great-aunt nana will mind.

5. Pack Your Honeymoon Bags a Month Before

Trust us on this one. The last few weeks at your wedding will fly and you won’t know what hit you. Imagine getting to your beach destination and realizing you left that cute bikini you were planning on rocking! It’s the last thing you want. Therefore, pack and re-check that you’ve got everything ready while there’s still time.

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Clarence House offers you quality and affordable wedding reception venues for your wedding. To book a tour contact our friendly Clarence House team on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
Wedding Reception Venue with Reasonable Catering Costs
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5 Tips for Saving Major Cash on Wedding Venue and Catering Costs

Weddings cost a pretty penny, it’s no secret. And if you have several hundred guests, things can get quite expensive very fast. So how can you keep everyone on your guest list, while still throwing the wedding of your dreams? We’ve put together a list of cost-cutting tips which can help you save major cash. Thank us later!

1.    Have one venue for ceremony and reception

Thinking of having a church wedding and then going somewhere else for your reception? Keep costs down by having one venue for both your ceremony and reception. Many venues are more than happy to accommodate you. Ask to see the rooms available for these events. You can have an indoor ceremony and then a garden reception – a win/win if you ask us.

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2.    Get married during the week!

Looking to do something out-of-the-usual? Why not get married during the week? Yes, it might be inconvenient for several of your guests, but your pocket is going to thank you for it. Off-day weddings are generally much cheaper than traditional weekend weddings. Because nine out of ten people want a weekend wedding and there being only 52 Saturdays and Sundays in a year, that drives venue prices way up.

3.    Skip the traditional meal and go buffet style!

Your wedding is exactly that, your wedding. Therefore, just because everyone else has a traditional sit-down dinner doesn’t mean that you have to as well. You can do things your way. A buffet dinner can be just as exciting as any traditional sit-down.  What’s great about a buffet is that you get to serve so many different foods too. So you can ask your caterer to cook a few fancy dishes but stick mostly to what’s in the season to further cut down on costs.

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4.    Drop the big cake and opt for fancy dessert

Who needs a massive cake anyway? A visit to your local patisserie will reveal a vast array of sweet treats that you can serve as dessert. Cakes can be quite costly too, so save several hundred dollars by opting for simpler cake options and leave out the big cake. This doesn’t mean you can’t have cake cutting pictures. What many people now do is they order one small cake and ask the baker to make dummy models for the rest of the other ‘cakes’ you see. So you get to cut the real small cake while serving dessert from the patisserie to your guests.

5.    Eliminate entrées and cocktail hour

A lot of couples think they have to serve entrées to their guests, as well as having a cocktail hour. However, these services are not a must. They are optional. If you really want to have something passed around, consider having waiters walk around with individual platters which allow those who are hungry to pick and eat as they like.

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For an all-inclusive venue that’ll help you save major cash, talk to us at Clarence House and book a free no-obligation tour today. Call us on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you

How to Save Money on a Wedding Venue – Clarence House
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How to Save Money on a Wedding Venue – Clarence House

It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive, especially the wedding venue which can cost as much as $15, 503 in New South Wales. Torn between their dream wedding venue and reality, a lot of couples often have to make very difficult decisions on where to make the cuts in order to keep their wedding within a reasonable price range. Here are our top five tips on how to save money on your wedding venue.

Consider a midweek affair

The traditional day for most weddings is Saturday. However, you can imagine just how many people want the Saturday you want! With that being said, we’re going to propose going for a midweek service instead. Yes, it might be difficult for some of your guests to squeeze a Tuesday from work to make it to your wedding, but it will certainly be worth it on your end.

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Winter wedding anyone?

Spring, summer, fall. Ideal wedding seasons aren’t they? No one is really keen on a winter wedding however this might prove a favorable time for you and your budget. If you think about it, a winter wedding if well planned can end up being just as gorgeous as any spring or summer event.

Reduce the number of guests

If you’re planning on tying the knot anywhere in Aussie, just remember that the average cost per head for your guests is $150. Perhaps you don’t need to invite all your classmates from high school, I mean who remembers them all right? Close family and friends sound just about right.

Seek all-inclusive wedding venues

All-inclusive wedding reception venues in Sydney such as Clarence House really do give couples a break. Consider it this way. An all-inclusive venue has in-house catering, DJs, parking, service staff, and décor. All-inclusive venues also often come with a professional wedding planner who is able to take the pressure off of you so you can focus on other wedding related issues such as getting the right dress and photographer.

How to Save Money on a Wedding Venue

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How to Choose the Right Wedding Venue in Sydney- Clarence House
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How to Choose the Right Wedding Venue in Sydney- Clarence House

Finding the right wedding venue didn’t seem like it was going to be so difficult right? You knew how many people you were invited, you had your clear-cut budget set out, and you even had your theme and colors chosen. Then you started wedding venue touring and things didn’t seem to add up anymore. Hidden service fees and unexpected costs started cropping up. Suddenly you were way over your initial budget. Feeling overwhelmed with the search already? Don’t worry; we’re ready to show you how to choose the right wedding venue in Sydney.

What to consider when choosing a wedding venue

Here’s what you need to know about wedding venue operators. They’ll try to upsell you things that you had never considered. Here at Clarence House, we pride ourselves in being upfront and honest with our clientele. No hidden service fees or charges here. Here are the top three things we advise you to consider when choosing a wedding venue.

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Your budget

How much have you set aside for your wedding venue? Are you prepared to add a little more if you find the venue you feel is right for you? What can you cross-out from your wedding planning list in order to get your dream venue?

Where do you want to get married?

This might appear like a no-brainer but trust us, this is important. The state in which you choose to get married is important as this can play a really big role in the cost of your venue. The state in 2019, with the lowest average wedding venue price tag, is the Australian Capital Territory, where $10,000 can get you a pretty neat reception venue. While the most expensive state to say your ‘I Do’s’ is Victoria, where the average wedding reception venues will set you back at least $15, 580.

Ask as many questions as you can

Ask things such as:

  • Is in-house catering included in the hire fee of the venue?
  • Is there an in-house DJ?
  • Will the venue do the décor or do you have to bring in your own team?
  • Does the venue have a cancellation policy?
  • Do you have to pay for guest parking? How much is it per car?

How to choose between two wedding venues

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Let’s say you’ve narrowed down your options and have two venues that you need to choose between. How do you go about choosing between these two venues?

  • Opt for the venue that’s closest to your ideal wedding venue budget range.
  • Choose the venue that allows you to invite all the guests that are on your list.
  • Select the venue that offers promotions and discounts.
  • Settle for the venue that has in-house options to make your planning easier.

If you would like to learn more about how to pick wedding venues, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our trusted wedding agents who are more than willing to share with you some great advice. Our contact numbers are (02) 9750 3555, or (02) 9789 1662. We’ve had hundreds of couples call us over the years wanting to know how to choose a wedding venue, so we have the experience to help you through this hurdle. You’re not alone.

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How to Search for Wedding Venues in Sydney – Clarence House

Are you looking for that dream-come-true wedding venue?

Wedding planning is a job in and of itself. That is why there are people paid to do this job. Now that you have your wedding coming up, you might have realized that planning the event isn’t as simple as people make it out to be. Firstly you have to find the venue, tour it, and then book it. Speaking of venues, we know how difficult it is to find the right one. That’s why we’ve put this article together to help you know how to search for wedding venues in Sydney.

How to find a wedding venue

With all the latest technology around us, finding a wedding venue has probably never been this easy, and yet still so difficult because of the multitude of new and upcoming places. So where do you start?

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Create a list of venues to visit

In today’s modern world, you can start your search for wedding venues online. Create a list of the wedding venues in your locale, narrow the list down based on your budget, call them up to set appointments and go touring.

Ask for references from friends and family

If you have people who’ve recently gotten married within your circle of friends then they might probably be the best people to ask for references. This is because they’ve already gone through what you’re going through right now. This is especially true if you’re looking for a venue on a budget. Just sit down with a couple of them and ask them how to find a low-cost wedding venue and the steps they took to find their dream reception venue.

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Talk to wedding planners and photographers in your area

Wedding planners in your area will be able to give you a more expert idea on the available venues. If they have a blog, it would be a good idea to browse through their blog to also get a feel of the past weddings they’ve hosted and or photographed. You’ll also get a chance to see what your preferred venue will look like in photos. Another plus to going this route is that you’ll be able to see what the wedding venue actually looks like in unstaged photos.

Do you need someone to chat to?

If you’re still unsure about how to find a wedding reception venues in Sydney and would feel much better talking to someone, why not get in touch with our team of friendly Clarence House wedding planners. In fact, why not go ahead and book a non-binding free-of-charge tour of Clarence House? We’re certain that after you’ve spoken to one of our trusted agents you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for and how to look for wedding venues.