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5 Main Things to Remember When Choosing a Wedding Venue

Weddings can be very difficult to plan. Though organizing seating charts and coordinating with caterers can be a very tough job, the hardest part about most weddings is decision making. You’ll have to choose your flowers, your decor, your menu, your color scheme and so much more. But amongst these, the most important decision of all is the wedding venue you choose. Your venue sets the background for the entire day. As such, it is very important to get this decision right. Here at Clarence House, we are equipped with years of knowledge and experience that will help you select the perfect venue.

Here are a few tips to consider, in order to make the right choice for your wedding venue.

1. Choose a destination

The first major decision that you should make, when selecting your wedding venue, is to ask yourself whether you’d like to have a local wedding or a destination wedding. Choose a location that fits both your dreams and that of your spouse. Also, factor in your budget and guest list. Ask yourself whether you’d be able to add travel costs to your overall budget. In addition, you should think about whether your invited guest will be able to travel to a remote destination for your wedding.

2. Cut out your “NO” venues

The next important tip is to think about your “No” venues. For this, you must ask yourself which venue types you will most definitely not want to get married in. Maybe you hate gardens, or you’re not a fan of the beach. These questions will help you narrow down your list of potential venues, by illuminating those venue types that you don’t like.

3. Think about your estimated guest number

Considering the size of your guest list is another very important part when it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue. If you have a rather large guest list, then your wedding will require a bigger space (maybe a grand hall or a large church). However, if your guest list is a little on the smaller side, this opens you up to more intimidate wedding venues (e.g. gardens and beaches).

4. Come up with a ballpark budget figure

Your budget will probably be the largest factor that impacts the type of wedding venue you’ll be able to get. As such, it is important to consider any budgetary constraints right at the start.

5. Look for the “Wow” Factor

Finally, after you’ve factored all of the above and come down to a shortlist of potential wedding venues, it is now time to look for that “Wow” Factor. Amongst your list, looking for any venues that immediately catch your eyes, or that have something special that you like.

If you’re looking to find your dream wedding venue, contact us here at Clarence House. We will be able to find you the perfect wedding venue and make your dreams come true.

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Tips And Tricks- How To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Pretty much every aspect of your wedding is optional. You can decide not to have a wedding cake and have a cupcake arrangement instead. Some brides ditch traditional wedding gowns and go for more modern dresses or pantsuits. One thing that is universally not optional is the wedding venue. No matter what type of wedding you choose to have you will need to have a venue where you will host your guests. This is where your family and friends will congregate to help you celebrate this big moment in your lives.

Finding a venue that ticks all your boxes is not easy but at Clarence House, we are here to make that step easier for you. To that end, we have compiled a list of some of our top tips for finding the perfect wedding venue.

1. Consult a wedding planner

This is very important. Before you start looking at spaces, consult a wedding planner. Wedding planners are more intuitive about the capabilities of a space, how the layout will look like as well as the type of décor that will work well in that venue. At Clarence House, we have an in-house wedding consultant that will be able to walk you through our venues and explain just how you can work with the venues that we have available.

2. Choose a venue that you like

This might seem like it goes without saying, but it’s important that you choose a venue that aligns with your vision. Many couples fall into the trap of only going for the trendy wedding venues instead of looking for one that really reflects who they are from the friendly customer service to making your special day a wow factor that will leave you breathless and have smiles throughout the day/night. When you choose a venue that works well with your theme and one that enhances it as well, you will make your wedding feel more connected to the venue that you choose.

3. Get the numbers right

Firstly, you need to know the number of guests that you will have at your wedding. Some venues work best for smaller events and will look cramped if you have too many guests. Alternatively, big venues will not work well for small weddings. Secondly, your budget must be compatible with the venue that you choose. Remember that there will be other added costs such as décor and floral designs. It will be hard to stay under budget if you choose a wedding venue that is too highly-priced.

There is a reason why we are one of Sydney’s best wedding reception venues. Our team has a wealth of experience hosting weddings for many couples. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the wedding of your dreams.

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French Style Wedding Reception Venue

France… the home of l’amour.  There is something very unique about the French style which cannot be replicated. It’s no wonder why many couples choose to embrace a French theme for their wedding. French-style encompasses romance and whimsy with enchanting blush palettes, lace, and elegant floral arrangements. Your guests will surely be enchanted!

At Clarence House, we have the perfect French-style wedding reception venue. If you are looking for a Sydney wedding reception venue that oozes French class, look no further. Read on to find out how you can have the ultimate French-themed wedding at Clarence House.

1. Lush gardens

The first step towards having a French-themed wedding is by getting a venue that fits your budget and at Clarence House, we have a bloom filled garden which will be the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony or wedding reception. A garden in full bloom has no equal you will get the added benefit of having a venue where you can take gorgeous photos to remember your big day.

2. Parisian décor

With a French-themed wedding, there is a big difference if you pay a lot of attention to the décor that will be chosen for the day. At Clarence House, we have a team that is ready to work with you so that you get the best décor. Candelabras, renaissance accents, and lush, dripping florals with romantic blush tones, these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what we will help you get for your wedding.

3. Wedding floral inspiration

One of the most important aspects of a French-themed wedding is florals. Lots and lots of florals are important to get the venue to look just right. Sumptuous bouquets and frothy garden pieces will make your wedding look and feel authentically French. Peonies, carnations, snapdragons, and dahlias in ornate flower arrangements will make your wedding look beautiful. Vintage vases and antiques will add a perfect touch of Parisian class.

4. Bridal inspiration

When you book at Clarence House you get more than just a wedding venue, we have an in house wedding specialist with whom you can discuss all the details of your wedding. Undoubtedly, the bride is the main focus of any wedding. We will work with you to get everything just right so that you have a day to remember. French style is about elegance and we love it when a bride embodies that.

There is a reason why we are one of Sydney’s best wedding reception venues. Our team has a wealth of experience hosting weddings for many couples. Contact us today and you can be one step closer to having the Parisian wedding of your dreams.

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Tips To Find The Perfect Sydney Wedding Venue

Did you recently get engaged? Are you planning your wedding and considering which venue you will use? We have some top tips below that can help you to find and choose the right location for you. Read on!

1. Home or away?

This may seem pretty obvious but you need to know where you are going to have the wedding. For many couples, their hometowns are where they plan to marry but there is also a pull of having an exotic location for the wedding. Sydney has many beautiful venues. If you are still not sure then you can use the questions below to help you decide.

  • Where will most of your guests be coming from and how far will they have to travel?
  • If some guests won’t be able to come because of added expenses e.g. Flights, will you be okay with them missing your wedding?
  • Is there enough accommodation for all your guests?
  • Will the venue require you to provide your guests with transport to and fro?
  • Will the vendors that you plan to work with have easy access to the venue?
  • If the location is far, are you okay with finding vendors virtually and potentially not having a face to face meetings with them?

The answers to these questions can help you narrow down your options.

2. Logistics and budget

Your budget will have a great impact on the wedding venue that you eventually end up using. You need to have a number that you are comfortable with and have a rough idea of how many guests you will have on the day. Some venues will not be appropriate for your budget or they can be too big or too small for the number of guests that you want. You can then figure out what different venues offer, and which one is most appealing to you.

3. Style

Now that you have a better idea of what you need, you can focus on what you want. Imagine what your perfect wedding looks like then get it written down. This will help you make big and small decisions concerning the style of your wedding. At this point, you can set appointments with your top options to see if they will be a good fit for your vision. If you find a venue that ticks all your boxes, put in the offer and you can start all your other wedding preps.

4. Have fun!

Wedding planning can be very stressful and overwhelming but you must still have fun with it. Remember, this is a happy event and so it must be fun to plan so that you can look forward to it. At Clarence House, we have a beautiful boutique wedding venue for those that want to get married in Sydney.

Contact our team today and we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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Watch These Worthy Wedding Trends in 2019 | Clarence House

The 2019 wedding season is off to a great start, and we’ve seen quite a few noteworthy trends to watch. We find it interesting how each wedding season seems to carry its own unique styles and ways of doing things, and it appears 2019’s wedding trends will not disappoint.

Here are the top wedding trends we think are worth watching because of just how popular they seem to be.

1. First Look and First Private Photos

Traditionally it was considered taboo for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony. Today, however, many couples seem to think differently and are choosing to deliberately share a private moment before exchanging their ‘I do’s’. This first look trend is also a great opportunity to get some quick portrait snaps taken by your photographer.

2. Spruced Up Wedding Favours

Gone are the days of gifting your guests a boxed piece of cake as a wedding favour. Couples are getting creative and choosing rather interesting things to include inside their wedding favours. We’ve seen everything from natural soaps, to puzzles, and miniature alcoholic beverages handed out to guests. If you really want your guests to feel valued, there is nothing like a personalized and unique wedding favour to do the trick. It’s not a bad idea to include a hand-written ‘Thank you’ note as well.

3. Eco-Friendly Weddings

Are you a big fan of the environment, or just worried about the environmental impact of your wedding? We’ve seen an increase over the years in couples who are big on making sure that their weddings have as little impact on the environment as possible, and for this reason are choosing ‘greener’ options for their big day. Practically this might mean using biodegradable plates and cutlery, wedding invitations made from recycled paper, and organic décor. Most wedding reception venues are stepping up to accommodate these admirable values.

4. Non-Traditional Food Stations

Not a fan of traditional sit-down wedding meals? Don’t worry you’re not alone. There’s been an upsurge in couples daring to choose non-traditional food options for their weddings. This is especially true for couples who aren’t interested in footing the enormous food bill that’s generally associated with traditional buffet-style or sit-down wedding meals.

5. Destination Weddings

When people hear ‘destination wedding’ they automatically think of an overseas affair. However, couples are re-defining the term and choosing local, exotic, out-of-the-way places for their big day. For this reason, we’ve seen couples who choose to travel out-of-state for their wedding and come host their weddings in our prestigious The Victorian in Sydney.

Discuss These Trends and More While You Tour Clarence House

Clarence House boasts two world-class wedding reception venues Sydney 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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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 at our Sydney wedding venues contact our friendly Clarence House team on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
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5 Creative Ways to Throw an Unforgettable Wedding

For many people, a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. This means they want their special day to be memorable and unforgettable. We understand this all too well. Having hosted more than 3,000 weddings in our 35 years of business here are our time-tested creative ways to throw an unforgettable wedding that your guests will talk about for a long time to come.

1. Let the Fun Start with the Invitation Cards

We’ve seen all kinds of invitation cards, quirky, funky, puzzle-invitations; the list of unusual wedding invitation cards is endless. Let your guests anticipate what’s to come from your invitation. If you plan on having a themed wedding make sure you’ve included this in your invitation card and if you want your guests to dress up, don’t be shy in mentioning it.

2. Location, Location, Location

Location is everything in creating an unforgettable wedding and the more unique it is the better. An unusual location will have your guests talking for a long time to come. One wedding reception venue that’s bound to impress your guests is prestigious. The Victorian wedding venue at Clarence House. It’s everything and more of what wedding venues should be.

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3. Get Live Music and a Band

Whether you want to walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D or to John Legend’s All of Me, nothing sets the tone quite like a live band. Ask your vendors which are the bands that get the crowds moving. Make sure you find a group that’s animated, fun, professional as well as experienced. You don’t want an amateur group ruining what should have been an otherwise beautiful day.

4. Go All Out and Plan a Sumptuous Menu

Let’s be real for a minute. The highlight for many guests on such occasions is the food. Feed them well and they’ll be praising you and holding up your wedding as the standard for years to come. If you have the budget for it, go all out on your menus. From delightful and tasty finger foods, and cocktails, to a full course sit-down meal, not forgetting delicious desserts from your local patisserie. If you truly want to hit jackpot and win your guest’s favor, include post-party gift bags packed full with baked goodies and thank-you notes.

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5. the Iconic Perfect Dress

A moment people won’t forget fast is the bride’s arrival and her walk down the aisle with her father/brother. Nothing will leave a more indelible impression on your guests as the dress you wear. Take time to shop for the iconic perfect dress. The dress that seems like it was made for you.

6. Bonus Tip: Hire a Quality Photographer and Videographer

Your wedding will not last forever. Within a few short hours, it will all be history. Don’t settle for a cheap photographer with limited skills. Hire a quality photographer and videographer, because when all is said and done, your photos will be the eternal memories that you will cherish.

Host Your Memorable Wedding at Clarence House

Clarence House offers you quality wedding venues for your wedding. This is especially true of our impressive Victorian wedding venue. 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
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Why You Should Seriously Consider an Open Space Wedding Venue

A wedding set in an idyllic picturesque open space with bright light, fresh air, and gorgeous views. Who wouldn’t want such a wedding reception? Gone are the days when people were limited to hosting their weddings in hotels or banquet halls. Today, there is a wide range of places where you can host your wedding. Gardens and parks are now becoming an increasingly popular option thanks to their budget-friendly nature.
 
Here are our top five reasons why you should seriously consider an open space wedding venue for your upcoming nuptials.

1. Outdoor Wedding Equals Stunning Wedding Photos

We all know that natural light is the best when it comes to taking photos. Your photographer’s job will be that much easier, and you’ll get the most memorable, beautiful wedding photos to cherish for life.

2. Revel in Breath-Taking Natural Scenery

When you have an indoor wedding at a hotel, your guests are limited to looking at the walls and each other. However, with an open space wedding venue, your guests have the freedom to walk around the gardens and enjoy the lovely scenery. Plus there’s plenty of fresh air so no stuffy banquet halls for you!

3. Cut Down on the Amount of Décor Needed

The ideal open space for a wedding is one that’s exquisitely designed boasting perfectly manicured lawns and picture-perfect flowers. With such a backdrop, you don’t need that much décor to spruce up the place. You can really keep things simple and let the environment add the needed charm to your reception area.
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4. Take Advantage and Throw a Low-Key Hassle-Free Wedding

No bride ever really wants to spend the entire day in high-heels. A garden wedding allows you the chance to take it easy. Natural makeup, simple hair, a flower wreath for your crown, you can really throw a beautiful low-key wedding that’s friendly on your pocket.

5. Host Your Ceremony and Reception in One Place

If you don’t want the cost of booking two separate wedding venues in Sydney for your ceremony and reception, an open space might be what you are looking for. You’ll be able to exchange your vows and enjoy your reception in one fixed place. This also cuts out the need to hire cars to ferry you and your bridal team and guests from the church to the reception area.

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If you’re looking for a wedding venue that’ll provide you with a hassle-free experience, then look no further than Clarence House. Book a tour of our amazing wedding reception venues and explore your options for an open space wedding. Contact our friendly Clarence House team on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
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15 Things You Must Know to Keep Away Wedding Venue Problems

Wedding reception venues are sometimes forced to take legal action because of their clients. In the majority of cases, this is because a couple didn’t read all the terms and conditions before signing the contract. What else should couples know to avoid wedding venue problems?

1. Put Everything You’ve Agreed with the Vendor in Writing.

This is the golden rule because we easily forget details.

2. Tour the Rooms You Plan to Book

See your wedding hall, reception area, and any bridal suites for the bride, groom and bridal party to freshen up in that you might need.

3. Agree on the Deposit Amount

Settle on the deposit amount and choose a date when the rest is due.

 

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4. Confirm If the Place Has a Liquor License

You don’t want trouble with the law.

5. Does the Venue Have Permission to Host Civil Ceremonies?

Believe it or not, this is actually quite an important thing to verify.

6. Does the Venue Have the Required License to Play Music?

You don’t want the neighbors calling you out for playing music at your own wedding.

7. Verify If You’ll Have Enough Parking Space for All Your Guests.

Expecting 500 guests? If half of them bring their cars, you’ll need enough space to park at least 250 cars.

8. Find Out the Cost Per Plate for Each Additional Guest.

In Sydney, an unaccounted for plus-one will set you back about $150. Now imagine 10 uninvited guests showing up!

9. Penalties for Late Payments

If you fail to pay your remaining balance on time, you might attract penalty fees.

10. Penalties for Weddings That Go Over-Time

wedding venue often give couples a set time to end their event. Over-time might incur an extra charge.

11. Will There Be Renovation Work Around Your Wedding Date?

Anything could happen and the renovation work might not finish on time. You’ll want to know ahead of time before signing that contract.
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12. Maximum and Minimum Guest Numbers

There will probably be extra charges if you exceed the venue’s carrying capacity.

13. Can You Bring Your Own Alcohol?

If you’re on a budget and trying to keep costs down you might want to bring your own booze.

14. Is There a Policy About Bringing Children to the Venue?

Some venues might have strict no-child policies because of the presence of alcohol on the premises and or other private venue reasons. Verify ahead of time.

15. Cancellation Policies and How Are Refunds Issued Out?

You may want to cancel or postpone your wedding due to an unforeseen matter. This happens all the time. Ask about refunds and how much of the total booking fee the venue will give back.

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We like to see our clients stress-free. All our contracts are clear and easy-to-read. For a hassle-free experience, schedule a wedding venue tour of Clarence House today. Book with us on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
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5 Most Important Points You Must Have on Your Reception Venue Contract

We all know that you should never sign a contract without reading it through, and yet surprisingly many couples do. Before putting pen-to-paper check to see whether these key points are included in your contract. If not, you might want to re-negotiate that wedding reception venue contract.

1. Personal Particulars

· Your full name (spelled correctly) and that of the venue
 
· Your wedding date
 
· The time you intend to start and finish your wedding
 
· Which rooms you’ve booked for the day e.g. The Victorian or The Lemnos
 
· Time extensions (if applicable)
 
· Details on accommodation (if applicable)
 
· Proof of venue’s liquor license
 
· Proof of venue’s city-building council permission to hold civil wedding ceremonies
 
· Total price broken down showing what you’re paying for
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2. Your rights and obligations

Music: will the venue provide a DJ or you can bring your own? Are you allowed to bring a live band? If yes, this must be stated in the contract, as well as any particularities involving sound limits, the use of smoke and fog machines.
 
Venue capacity: What is the venue’s policy if your guests outnumber the final guest list you submitted? Will you have to pay an extra per person fee? How much is the extra per person penalty fee?
 
Venue clean-up obligations: Who will be responsible for cleaning up after the wedding? You or the venue have a staff?

3. Payment, wedding postponement and cancellation policies

Deposit: How much deposit do you have to down payment to secure your date? When is the remaining balance due? The date must be written down in the contract. Can you pay off the remaining balance in monthly installments? If yes, of how much per month?
 
Postponement: Does the wedding allow postponements? If yes, what is the inconvenience fee? Is there a penalty for moving your day further back?
 
Cancellation: What is the venue’s cancellation policy? How much will they refund your total amount? How many days’ notice do they need? Is there a cut-off point where it becomes impossible to cancel and get a refund? What happens if the venue is the one that cancels your booking?
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4. Penalties

Weddings that go beyond the set time limits: Is there a set penalty fee or you’ll be charged per over-run hour?
 
Broken or missing items: If the venue is providing cutlery, what are the fees for broken glasses, chinaware, missing napkins or cutlery?

5. General terms and conditions

Garden wedding weather cover: If you’re planning a garden wedding, what will the venue do if it rains? Is there a room they can prepare for you?
 
Arbitration fees: In the event of a dispute with the venue, who are the arbitrators and who will pay their arbitration fees?

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Things to Do Before, During and After Viewing the Wedding Venue

You’ve got your wedding date picked out, and have started wedding venue viewing, but aren’t quite sure what exactly you’re meant to be doing during the tour and after the tour. Don’t worry, we’ve highlighted things you should be doing before you visit, during your visit, and after to get the most out of any tour.

Things to do before venue viewing

Preparation is the key to a successful venue tour. Here are some things to do prior to viewing a venue:

· Do make an appointment

You can’t just budge into a wedding venue and expect to be taken on an elaborate tour without prior notice. Make sure you stick to the time and day you’ve been given.

· Know your budget and buffer

Get yourself organized first before going to look at venues. Know what your budget is, and how much extra you’re willing to pay if you find the right venue. Know how many people you’re inviting. All this will be helpful while touring.

· Prepare a set of questions to ask the guide

Have a series of questions pertaining to space, catering, music/DJ, decor, parking, toilet situation, inclement/weather precaution ready. If you’re not sure what kind of questions to ask, check out our blog What Questions Should You Ask While Touring Wedding Venues?
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Things to do during venue viewing

So you’ve done your homework and come to the venue prepared. What do you do during your venue tour?

· Listen to your guide

This is the most important thing. Listen to what your guide is saying and explaining. Takedown all relevant information mentioned such as a number of power sockets available, minimum and maximum guests allowed, and remember to take any free brochures from the reception.

· Ask as many questions as you can

Ask questions when you don’t understand something. This will clarify things. Don’t assume things will be included in the venue hire. It’s better to confirm that later receive a bill for something you were not aware had to be paid apart.

· Consider things from your photographer’s point of view

Does the venue have enough lighting for your photographer to do their job properly? Is there extra lighting provided by the venue or your photographer will have to bring their own? Take as many photographs as you can so you’ll be able to review everything when you’re home and relaxed.
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Things to do after venue viewing

Now that you’ve had your fill of touring wedding venues, what is it that you now need to do? Here are the things you should do to finalize your selection and go pay your deposit.

· Review your requirements and compare with venues toured

Now that you’ve toured several venues, you should have an idea of the venue that closely matches your requirements. Perhaps you’ve already found the wedding reception venue of your dreams. In that case, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book it!

· Finalise logistical issues

Is your desired venue in an easy-to-reach location? Will you need to hire a bus to ferry guests? What about arranging accommodation for out-of-town guests?

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To book an appointment to view our beautiful wedding reception venues, call us on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au. We look forward to meeting you.
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How Far in Advance Do You Book a Wedding Venue

Given there are times when it’s an emergency and a couple has to rush a wedding. Perhaps a parent is dying or sick from a terminal illness. In that case, you can book as soon as you’ve found the venue that fits your budget. However, for those with more time who would like to compare different venues, it’s always a wise idea to set down a deposit nine months to a year before your big day. Here is how far in advance do you book a wedding venue.

Booking your venue does one of several things:

1. Sets the entire plan in motion

Once you’ve got your wedding venue secured you can now get the wedding invitation cards printed and delivered to your guests. Booking the venue makes it official. It means you’ve got a date, and a place to say your ‘I do’s’. This sets everything else in motion.

2. Takes off some of the wedding planning pressure

Wedding planning is no easy task. In fact, many couples admit that they never imagined how stressful planning a wedding could be. Most wedding stress can be associated with the cost of the wedding itself.
 
A lot of couples feel overwhelmed when they see that they’re likely going to have to spend more than they originally budgeted. The average Aussie wedding is estimated to cost $32,000 – an entire $10,000 more than most people’s initial budget. With the venue secured, however, a lot of couples can breathe more freely.
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3. It helps you figure out what else you need (and can afford!)

It’s no secret that the biggest amount of your wedding budget is undoubtedly going to go to secure your wedding venue. In New South Wales, you can expect to part with at least $15,503 for a decent wedding reception venue. With the venue sorted, however, you’ll be able to see what else you need to pay for. This might be your wedding planner, your wedding hire, your dress, and cake.

4. Keeps you on time

Once you have your date and your venue booked, you’ll be kept to a timeline. Everything else will have to fall into place as the countdown begins. Booking early is also advantageous in that you get the date you want. A lot of couples miss the timing because they take too long to secure their desired venue. Venues fill up fast, so the sooner you can put down a deposit the better.
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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
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Top 7 Things Every Wedding Reception Venue Should Have

Most people only have one chance of throwing a memorable wedding, and the wedding venue plays a very big role in that. Your venue will feature in every picture therefore; it truly has to be spectacular. For this reason, many couples are willing to spend a fortune on the wedding venue of their dreams. However, for a venue to be ‘The One’ what are some of those much needed must-have factors?

1. Space to fit all your guests

You want a wedding venue which will accommodate all your invited guests. Make sure you ask if the numbers given are for seated guests. Yes, as unbelievable as it is, there are some venues that can only accommodate all your guests by having some seated and some standing. That’s not what you want, and neither is it what we recommend.

2. Competitive fees that have inclusive options

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A wedding reception venue of repute should charge you a comprehensive price with inclusive features. The booking fee shouldn’t just be for venue hire. The hire fee should include complimentary parking, décor and or in-house catering.

3. Change rooms for the bride, groom and bridal party

This should be a given for such a big day. The bride and groom, as well as their bridal party, need to set apart rooms for changing, tweaking make-up and generally space away from the crowds to rest. A quality wedding venue will be able to provide this and more for you and your team.

4. Disability and senior-friendly facilities for elderly family members

If you intend on having senior family members at your wedding, then you’re going to want that venue to be a disability and senior-friendly. It’s vital to book a wedding reception venue that allows those who are disabled and elderly to move around and navigate without hassles.

5. Enough restrooms to accommodate the masses

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Planning to have several hundred guests? Then you’re going to need a venue that has enough restrooms to prevent long queues outside these bathrooms. Furthermore, your desired venue must have the staff to monitor and keep these lavatories in tip-top shape. Nobody likes an unsightly toilet.

6. Technical support for music and lighting

A high-quality venue will offer technical and lighting support on your big day. Preferably there should be an in-house DJ with whom you can sit down and choose your music. In this way, you won’t have to bother about ensuring that the outsourced lighting and tech staff have arrived and set up on time.

7. No double booking

It seems like a common courtesy that a wedding venue would not double book two weddings on the same day. However, for many venues, business is business and the more weddings they can book per day, the better for them. You wouldn’t want to feel rushed now, would you? Therefore don’t settle for such. You deserve a peaceful day.

Contact us

For a tour of a wedding venue that features all these must-haves call us at Clarence House on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you.
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12 Questions You Should Ask While Touring Wedding Venues

We’ve put together a handy list of questions to ask venue operators as you tour your potential wedding reception venues. Our questions are guaranteed to root out the places that won’t meet your expectations and assure you a hassle-free wedding.
We’ve split the questions into those which have to do with logistics, questions pertaining to service, budget-related questions, and questions about emergencies. Here are 12 Questions You Should Ask While Touring Wedding Venues.

Logistical questions:

1. What is the carrying capacity of the venue? Or how many guests can comfortably fit into the venue?

Nobody wants to sit elbow-to-elbow with fellow wedding guests in a cramped venue. Know how many people you want to invite prior to starting your venue tours. In this way, you’ll be able to find out if your potential wedding venue will be able to accommodate all your guests.

2. What is the lavatory situation like?

Expecting 500 guests? We think you’ll need more than two toilets! Ask to see the restrooms so you’ll know what they’re like and if you’ll need a bit of décor in there too. In this way, you’ll also know how many toilet trailers you need to include in your budget.

3. Does the venue have enough parking and is it included in the venue booking fee?

The last thing you want is your guests not having anywhere to park. As you tour venues, ask what the parking rules are. Does the venue offer complimentary parking and is the price included in the venue booking fee? If not, is there a place close to the venue where your guests can park easily and safely?
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Service questions:

1. Does the venue offer in-house décor or you’ll have to hire an outside person?

Some venues have in-house event planners that can put up and take down décor for you. This is fantastic as it removes the burden of having to outsource an outside décor company to furnish your venue. If the venue doesn’t offer this service, you’ll want to know if they have any rules pertaining to set up times and forbidden accessories e.g. candle flame and digging to insert tent stakes.

2. Is there an on-site kitchen?

If you want to bring your own catering team, will they find an on-site kitchen to work from? What equipment is available to them? Or will they have to bring their own cooking equipment? Also, what’s the distance between the kitchen and the serving area? Are water and power readily available or you’ll need to hire a water tank and a generator?

3. Is there an event planner to help me out at the venue?

Does the venue offer an event planner who will oversee all the details of the wedding? Furthermore, will this person be there on the actual day itself? What duties will the event planner handle, and what will you have to do. Don’t assume the event planner will organize your entire wedding. They are not wedding planners!
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Budget questions:

1. What are your venues pricing structures?

It’s not enough just to ask how much it is to book the venue. Ask about the pricing structures as these will help you a better plan. For example, certain weekdays might have lower booking fees. The fees might be dependent on the number of people you invite. Does the venue charge per head, per plate or per person? If that’s the case, and you really want this venue, you might be able to get it by cutting off a few people. (Ouch!)

2. What’s included in the venue hire fee?

Is décor included, is parking included, is food included, catering and servers? Knowing all this can help you save money in the long run.

3. What’s your venue policy on alcohol?

Alcohol can push your venue bill up quite high, especially if you intend on having an open bar. Hear what the venue’s policy on alcohol is. Perhaps they don’t allow alcohol at all. Perhaps they offer a free first round of alcohol. Don’t skip out on getting answers to all these questions.

In case of emergency questions:

1. What is your plan if it rains?

This is a question most couples fail to ask – much to their horror when they find themselves in a rainy predicament! If you’re planning a garden wedding or an outdoor wedding, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of this question. See where they’ll potentially move you if it rains. And if they don’t have such a space, at least you’ll know beforehand!

2. Does the venue have a cancellation policy?

If for some unforeseen reason you have to cancel your wedding, will the venue refund your money? If yes, how much? Is there a date that you have to alert them?

3. How do the venue address noise issues and gate crashers?

If your venue of choice is a hotel, how do they address noise issues from another event say down the hall? What of gate crashers? What’s the venue’s security policy to keep unwanted invitees from coming in?

Contact us

We’ve just scratched the surface. If you would like to sit down with an expert, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Clarence House’s  agents on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at admin@clarencehouse.com.au
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Can’t Decide Between Two Wedding Venues – Best Tips by Clarence House’s Experts

Have you narrowed down your wedding venues to two and can’t decide which one of the two to book for your wedding?

Having two world-class venues ourselves, we have seen couples struggle to choose between the two stunning options. Over the years, (35 to be precise!), we have advised over 3,000 couples on how they should proceed. So if you want to know how to choose between two wedding venues keep reading these tips.

1. Budget

Your budget for a wedding venue, how much you are prepared to pay, will determine the type of venue you get. If both of the venues are within a similar price range and you can’t separate them based on budget, then consider the following.

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2. The packages on offer

You’ll want to ask as many questions as you can when you tour each venue. Find out if there are any price reductions for weekday weddings. Does the quote for the venue include décor? What of catering or will you have to outsource your own caterers for the big day? Do they throw in complementary bonbière or flowers? Also, what of guest parking, will it be enough for your guests and is it inclusive of the venue fee or that’s another expense you’ll have to factor in?

3. Type of Venue

Ask yourself what kind of wedding you’ve always dreamed about. Did you picture yourself getting married in a traditional setting, stone church and all? Or are you more of a contemporary and modern couple willing to marry in a wedding hall with more modern aesthetics? Knowing this will help you distinguish between two wedding venues. We know it has really helped our couples choose between our regal The Victorian reception venue which affords you the opportunity to throw a traditional wedding, and the chicer and modern The Lemnos wedding venue.

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4. Destination Wedding or Not

Destination weddings seem to resonate with a fair number of couples. This might mean getting married out-of-state, or on an entirely different island, someone says Tasmanian wedding anyone? People may opt to do this for several reasons. An out-of-state wedding venue may appear to be cheaper than where one may currently reside. However, if you choose a destination wedding, just remember that not everyone might be able to make it witness your big day. If your ideal wedding is in a destination area you might want to reconsider that particular wedding venue if the majority of your guests can’t make it. This isn’t to say you can’t get married there – in the future. Plan for your 5th or 10th anniversary.

Talk Through Your Options

You don’t have to go through the anguish of trying to figure out how to choose between two wedding venues by yourself. Let our trusted and friendly wedding planners help you weigh in your options. Call us today or sign up free for a consultation.

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Why Are Wedding Venues So Expensive – Clarence House

Many soon-to-be-married couples always start the wedding planning journey with so much excitement and enthusiasm. However, for many that excitement often turns into gasps of horror at the sheer expense of things. Yes, weddings are an expensive affair and one that cost the average Australian couple at least $32,000. This is particularly true of the wedding venue which usually takes up at least half of your wedding budget. So why are wedding venues so expensive anyway?

You’re paying for an experience

You might not want to believe this, but yes, your wedding is the perfect commercial payoff. Who doesn’t love a wedding? Wedding venues charge you for exactly that. Being able to give you a nice place to celebrate this milestone in your life with all your loved ones in attendance. They are charging you for the intrinsic things you haven’t even thought of. In essence, you’re paying for experience – but a really good one.

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You’re paying for venue overheads

You might not like the idea, but when you hire a wedding venue, you’re helping to pay for the venue’s overhead costs. Yes, we’re talking venue insurance, taxes, staff, utilities like water and electricity, and oh, wedding venues have to think of maintenance issues as well. So they do charge you quite handsomely in order to be able to keep the place in tip-top shape for excited couples about to get married like yourself.

You’re paying for service staff and set up equipment

If your venue offers catering and staff, then this will definitely be factored into the final price of the wedding hire fee you’ll get charged. Many people think that they can simply throw a backyard wedding and it’ll be ‘cheaper’. What they fail to realize is that you’re going to end up spending more or less the same (but putting in a whole lot more work) because – and this is at the top of our heads, you’ll have to hire a tent, bathroom trailer, chairs, dance floor, crockery, linens, lighting, microphone, and speakers, sort out insurance for your parent’s house, tent decorations and flowers.

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The venue has to make a profit

So when all is said and done, after the venue has paid for insurance, building upkeep, cost of water and electricity, in some cases heating, and their staff, the venue also has to make a profit. So you see, when hiring a venue you have to look at the bigger picture. You aren’t just paying for a site fee; your wedding is a community affair.

You Should Pay for an Expensive Wedding Venue?

We need you to understand that expensive doesn’t mean quality. A venue might be expensive but have nothing to show for it. Look for wedding venues of repute, that offer you promotions and discounts, a venue that’s committed to excellence and making sure your wedding is everything and more than you dreamt it to be. Clarence House is one such venue that is in a league of its own when it comes to offering unmatched wedding reception venues. To talk to one of our trusted wedding agents call us today on (02) 9750 3555, or (02) 9789 1662.

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What to Look for in a Wedding Venue – Clarence House

Recently engaged and need to know what to look for in a wedding venue? You’re in the right place.

The wedding venue is arguably one of the most important aspects of your big day. A great wedding reception venue equals great wedding shots and happy, content guests. The right wedding venue will be a source of eternal joy as you flip through your wedding album. So what do you need to look out for in order to find that exceptional wedding venue?

1. Enough Room

Planning on inviting grandma and her entire retirement home mates to your wedding? Well, you’re going to need plenty of room. On a more serious note, if you’re planning on inviting your family, friends, workmates, church-mates and half the town, you’ll need a great wedding venue with enough room to not only fit everyone but fit in all the needed chairs, tables, and associated wedding hire.

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2. Privacy and Security

This is a big one. You don’t want any uninvited guests popping up to your reception. With the average cost per head for your guests being $150 per person, five or six extra people can really set you way off-budget. As you tour your potential venue, inquire about their privacy policy. How do they screen guests who are coming in? This is also definitely something to think about if you’re planning on choosing a hotel as your wedding venue, where there might be a simultaneous event happening just down the hall.

3. Stunning Backdrop

There’s nothing like a destination wedding if you can afford it. But even if you can’t it doesn’t stop you from finding a local venue that boasts amazing scenery. We’re talking sea views, rolling plains and mountain ranges. Even if you can’t score such a fine location, ensure that the wedding reception hall you do opt for is well maintained and has something interesting for your guests to admire, be it artwork, architecture or even just your décor!

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4. Lighting

This cannot be emphasized enough. Lighting will literally make or break your day. Photos require good lighting, so if you want to have great souvenirs to remember your wedding by, remember to take a good look at the lighting options provided by the venue. A great way to confirm if the lighting will be right is to visit your desired venue around the same time you hope to have your wedding. You don’t want any surprises on your big day after all.

5. Sufficient and Safe Room for Parking

You don’t want guests to constantly be running out to check if their cars are still safe to do you? If not, make sure the venue you opt for has a safe parking solution for your guests. The best would be to find a venue that has its own parking lot and parking is offered as a part of the wedding venue package.

Consult an Expert Today

You don’t have to figure things out alone. Clarence House is a family-owned business that offers you state-of-the-art wedding reception venues. Talk to one of our trusted experts for a hassle-free explanation on how to choose wedding venues today.

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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.

1. 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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2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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If you want to know more about how to save money on a wedding venue don’t hesitate to sign up for a free consultation with our trusted wedding planners today. You can also book an appointment to view our beautiful wedding venue by calling (02) 9750 3555, or (02) 9789 1662.

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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 the wedding reception 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 on 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’ in Victoria, where the average wedding venue 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 a wedding venue, 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 reception 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 of 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 venue 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.

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How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Venue – Clarence House

How much should you spend on a wedding venue?

In a recent study on weddings carried out by EasyWeddings.com, 4,100 couples in Australia were asked how much they were willing to spend for their entire wedding. The initial figure came to $22, 055. However, considering that the national average cost for a wedding venue is $14, 512, a lot of couples discovered that their initial amount didn’t leave a lot of room for much else. Thus, they increased the amount they were willing to shell out for their wedding to $32, 333.

How much are you prepared to spend on your venue?

How much should you spend on a wedding venue? This is one of the key questions you and your significant other have to sit down and talk about. Depending on which state you live in, this could be anywhere from $10,000 to $15, 580.

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To get an idea about the cost of wedding reception venue according to the different Australian states, here are a few figures for you:

  • In Victoria, the average wedding venue costs $15, 580.
  • In New South Wales expect to pay $15, 503 for your wedding venue.
  • In South Australia $14, 936 is right around the state average for a wedding venue.
  • In Western Australia $14, 076 will allow you to hire a decent wedding venue.
  • In Queensland, $10,472 should do the trick and secure you a neat venue.
  • In Tasmania, $10,200 is all you need to say your ‘I Dos’ in a sweet venue.
  • In the Australian Capital Territory, $10,000 is the base price for a wedding venue.

As you can see, how much to spend on a wedding venue will depend to a greater extent on which state you wish to have your wedding in.

How to pick a wedding venue on a budget?

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If you’re working within a budget, but still want a gorgeous wedding venue there are ways around it. Knowing the following tips on how to pick a wedding reception venue on a budget will save you a few dollars. Here are our top five tips:

  1. Talk to one of our friendly wedding planners.
  2. Know how many people you want at your wedding.
  3. Take advantage of offers and promotions offered by wedding venues in Sydney.
  4. Plan ahead and book your venue early.
  5. Re-think your décor e.g. flower quantity, and cut out extras such as wedding hire and Bomboniere

Need someone to talk to?

If you think you’re being taken for a ride or being charged too much for a venue and need a reference point or someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to call one of our trusted Clarence House agents. Our numbers are (02) 9750 3555, or (02) 9789 1662.

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How Much do Wedding Reception Venue Cost – Clarence House

Are you in the hunt for a wedding venue for your upcoming nuptials?

The wedding venue is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of the wedding to get right. The right wedding venue allows everything else to fall into place seamlessly.  Themes, catering, flowers, and décor can all be sorted out once you’ve got the venue secured. However, how much does a wedding reception venue cost anyway?

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How much does the average wedding venue cost?

In a recent survey, it was discovered that the national average for a wedding venue was $14,512. This is a 10% increase in what couples used to pay in 2018.  So, how much does the average wedding venue cost around the country? If we were to compare wedding venue prices across the different states, we’d find that:

  • In Victoria, hiring a wedding venue will cost you on average $15, 580.
  • In New South Wales, a wedding venue will set you back $15, 503.
  • In South Australia, you can expect to part with $14, 936.
  • In Western Australia, you can kiss $14, 076 goodbyes for your wedding venue.
  • In Queensland, $10,472 will get you the wedding venue of your dreams.
  • In Tasmania, $10,200 secures you the venue you’ve always wanted.
  • In the Australian Capital Territory, $10,000 is all you need to hire a wedding venue.

How much is a wedding venue in Sydney?

As a fact, New South Wales has some of the best weather in the country, and also some of the top locations for destination weddings. So it comes as no surprise that many Australian couples opt to get married in this sunny state.

While it might seem like the ideal destination, it should be noted that getting married here will cost you a pretty penny. We can hear you asking, “Well mate, how much is the average wedding venue in Sydney then?” To be safe, be prepared to part with at least $15,503, and this is for a guest list with 97 invitees.

However, once you’re over how much you’ll have to pay for the venue, you’ll discover some of the most stunning wedding venues in the country. One such wedding venue worth mentioning is Clarence House, located right in the heart of Sydney.

Clarence House: A wedding venue in a class of its own

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Clarence House is a family-owned, highly-sought-after wedding venue in Sydney that boasts two state-of-the-art wedding reception venues. It’s one of those venues that you see and fall in love with at once. This is because of the contrast between the two reception venues. The Lemnos plays on the contemporary side of things and resonates with many young couples, while the prestigious The Victorian appeals to the traditional side of many couples.  It’s a place where you’re guaranteed to have a hassle-free ceremony.

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If you want to know how much do wedding reception venue cost at Clarence House, all you have to do is ask. Clarence House’s friendly trusted staff can be reached at either of these email addresses: admin@clarencehouse.com.au or admin@thelemnos.com.

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Sign Up for a Free Tour of our Clarence House Wedding Reception Venue

Did you know that there are an estimated 116,000 weddings that take place in the country every year? That’s a whole lot of weddings.  It also explains why there are so much pressure and demand for quality wedding reception venues in the country. This is why if you have any intentions of getting married in a state-of-the-art place you should book early.

The Early Couple Gets the Venue

Booking a tour is a no obligations task. It doesn’t mean that you are obliged to hire the venue for your wedding. What you’re doing is coming to have a look at the place, seeing if it meets your expectations for your dream wedding. More often than not, both our wedding venues leave an indelible impression on our guests that we get almost immediate bookings for dates.

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Speaking of dates, this is something else that you need to keep in mind. With so many weddings taking place throughout the year, it’s important to fix a date as soon as you are certain. Fixing a date does several things:

  • It helps you secure a venue;
  • Takes off some of the pressure off of continuing to look for venues;
  • Gets our in-house staff ready to plan your wedding;
  • Gets you started on the countdown to the big day.
  • Gets your entire bridal team fired up.
  • Puts an end to the constant wondering when it’s going to happen.

What to Expect On a Clarence House Tour

Signing up for a free tour of our exclusive wedding venue is the first step towards finding the right venue. On our tour, you will get to see not only the wedding reception centers in Sydney, but you’ll get the awesome opportunity to meet and interact with our friendly in-house coordination team. We’re sure you’ll feel right at home at Clarence House.

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We’ll help you to envision the big day like no other team can. We’ll show you past weddings, and show you what our venues can achieve and the kinds of pictures you can expect to take to keep for life. Do you know what else? We’ll even throw in a couple of discounts and offers because you are special to us and we want to lighten your financial burden.

Where to Sign Up?

We’re glad you asked. To view the prestigious The Victorian simply send an email to admin@clarencehouse.com.au. To view, the more modern and contemporary The Lemnos send our team an email at admin@thelemnos.com. If you prefer to talk to someone over the phone you can contact us at the following numbers: (02) 9750 3555, or (02) 9789 1662.

Our administrative offices are open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays between 11 AM and 4 PM. Viewings by appointment will be done on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 6 PM, Thursdays 10:30 am to 11 pm, Friday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday and Sundays between 11 AM and 4 PM.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Book Unique Intimate Wedding Venues at Clarence House Today
Wedding Venues

Book Unique & Intimate Wedding Venues at Clarence House Today

Looking to host your wedding in the not-too-distant future? How about we show you one of the most unique & intimate wedding venues you can hire today?

We’ve seen so many unique things happen at Clarence House that even we are amazed sometimes just how we managed to pull off something as spectacular as that. But then again, it comes with the job. We’re in the business of making your dreams come true. So we do our very best, to give you a unique and intimate wedding experience.

Best Affordable Wedding Venues

For anyone who has ever planned a wedding, or is currently planning one, you’ll agree with us that the cost for the venue is usually one of the most expensive things on your budget. As a family-owned establishment that’s been in business for over 35 years, we understand this challenge all-too-well. This is why we have made it our mission to offer couples one of the best affordable wedding reception venues in Sydney.

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It’s always a pleasure seeing the shocked faces of our couples when we give them the quote for the reception venue. It’s always so much less than they were expecting. We like to think of it as our wedding gift to you both. We believe that no couple should have to miss out on an amazing wedding venue because of the cost.

Unique Intimate Wedding Venues at Your Fingertips

We have two stately wedding venues for you to choose from at Clarence House. Both of them are uniquely suited to host an intimate wedding. The two venues respectively are:

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The Lemnos

Which is a favorite of many young couples looking for a more modern and chic affair while still oozing charm and sophistication? The Lemnos has a maximum seating capacity of up to 500 guests which allows you the chance to invite as many family and friends as you both can.

The Victorian

This is a statelier wedding venue that is a fan-favorite of those thinking of going the traditional route for their special day. The Victorian has a maximum seating capacity of 300 guests which makes it ideal for a more intimate get-together.

Forever Starts With Us

What’s more, is that both our venues afford you the opportunity to take stunning photographs – which are a must for any wedding. We’ll show you some of the photos that have been taken by other guests and couples over the years. You’ll definitely be glad that you chose Clarence House as your wedding venue of choice for such a momentous occasion.

Book Your Free Tour Today

We offer free tours only by appointment. Booking your free tour is quite simple. Just email one of our administrative assistants at:

admin@clarencehouse.com.au or admin@thelemnos.com.

If you would like to speak over the phone with someone, you may call on the following numbers (02) 9750 3555, or (02) 9789 1662.

Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Sydney
Wedding Venues

Most Exclusive Wedding Venues in Sydney

Are you looking for Sydney’s most exclusive wedding venue to host your special day? If so, then you are in the right place.

Introducing Clarence House – one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets. This family-owned establishment has been around for more than three decades now and has become a trusted venue by thousands of couples.

Most Exclusive Wedding Venues Sydney

Clarence House is so exclusive that only a handful of weddings are hosted on the premises each year. That’s because we like to give each couple the attention they need as they focus on their day. We aren’t like other venues where you’ll have simultaneous weddings one after the other. We like to have you know that you are not rushed and can enjoy your day without having to constantly worry about the other wedding that’s about to take place right after yours.

Book Early to View the Wedding Venues

With that being said, this exclusivity means that we operate on a first-come, first-book basis. If you would like to get your foot in the door and have a tour of our venues, we’d be more than happy to have you come through. Booking a tour is a no obligations affair. Think of it as coming to visit home away from home.

Exclusive Wedding Venues Sydney

Our friendly and professional staff will give you an all-inclusive tour of the premises so that you’ll know exactly why we are so exclusive. They’ll explain to you all the benefits that come with hosting your wedding at our venues which include:

  • Weekday discounts and offers;
  • An optional in-house coordinator to help you plan;
  • Your menus planned by our world-class chef;
  • Your day serviced by our professional waiters;
  • Your guests’ cars will be parked in a secure and guarded parking lot;
  • Décor packages to decorate according to your theme.

Is it Expensive to Hire The Lemnos or The Victorian?

This is one of the first questions we get after couples have been wowed by our exclusive wedding venues – The Lemnos and The Victorian. We always like to drop the bombshell that no it won’t cost them an arm and a leg to host their wedding in either one of these reception rooms. While we are among the expensive wedding reception venues in Sydney, it’s not totally outside the budget of many couples.

Considering many of the inclusive services that come with our price, you’ll see that you’re actually getting a pretty neat deal. Many couples after going off and comparing prices with other venues that don’t offer nearly half the services we offer, always end up coming back to book with us. And we’re always very happy to have them come back.

Get in Touch Today

If this is you, and you’d like to learn more about our wedding venues, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.