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Finalising Details With Your Wedding Venue

The wedding planning phase is usually brutal. From finding the right venue to choosing the menu, organising the seating chart, and coordinating with the caterer, it’s a non-stop circus until the day you finally get the chance to stand at the altar and say, “I do”. All of this work is essential if you’d like to make your wedding day as amazing as it can be.

However, this does not mean that once it’s done, you can relax and take a break. There are many more details that will need to be finalized, even after you’ve found your venue and concluded on all the other big things. In this blog, we are going to focus on the last part of the wedding preparation phase and talk about some of the key details that you’ll need to finalise with your venue before everything is said and done.

So let’s get started…

1. Complete a Detailed Itinerary

One of the most important details that you’ll need to finalize and submit to your venue is your itinerary. This will help your venue’s staff make sure that your wedding day goes seamlessly by timing things such as the serving of meals and the cutting of the cake to fit your itinerary.

2. Access Details

You’ll also want to make sure that you’ve spoken to your venue representatives and discussed the logistics associated with your suppliers. Find out where suppliers, such as your caterer and florist, will be able to enter on the morning of the wedding, and what time those access paths will be open. This will help you better coordinate with your suppliers, which is essential if you’d like to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch.

3. Final Headcount

And finally, you’ll need to provide your venue with the final headcount. This detail is probably the most important one because it will impact everything, from the number of place settings that are set at your reception, to the number of seats that will be arranged for your ceremony. So once you’ve received the final RSVPs, it’s imperative that you make sure your venue gets access to these figures as well.

Finding the right venue is not very easy. However, if you work with us, we’ll help you find the perfect place to serve as the backdrop to the most amazing day in your life. At Clarence House, we have a host of amazing venues that will be sure to take your breath away.

So what are you waiting for? Reach out to our company today!

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How To Determine The Right Venue Size For Your Wedding

Whilst planning a wedding can sweep you up in all the pomp and fan fair, there are quite a few decisions that will show you just how much work is required as well. Yes, weddings are magical events where the atmosphere is full of joy and love. However, they are also incredibly complicated and stressful to plan. They’ll require you to remain organized and to make all the right decisions if you’d like your big day to go off without a hitch.

In this blog, we are going to walk you through one of these important decisions and help you ensure that you make the right choice during the wedding planning process. This decision is your wedding venue size. Unlike a few other choices that are simply there for the fluff, and can ultimately be defined as non-consequential (such as the printing on your napkins), your choice of venue size will affect everything that will happen on your big day. For this reason, it is very important to make sure that by the time you settle on your ideal venue, you’ve gotten this decision right.

Below, we are going to outline a few of the key things that you should think about when determining what exactly the optimum wedding venue size is for you.

1. Your Budget

One of the main things that you’ll need to consider when contemplating venue sizes is your budget. It goes without saying that smaller venues are often cheaper. In addition, the more heads you have at your wedding, the more money you’ll need to spend on meals for each guest. For these reasons, you’ll find that once you define your budget and put aside money for your venue, you’ll be able to more clearly estimate the optimum venue size for you.

2. Your Preferred Venue Type

Next, you’ll want to consider your preferences and think about where you’d actually like to get married. Different venue types (due to their unique characteristics) automatically come with size limitations. For this reason, you’ll see that if your preferred venue is a beachfront location, hosting 200+ may not actually be possible. In this example, a grand hall or church venue would be way more likely to match those numbers.

3. Your Guest List

And finally, you’ll need to consider your guest list. This is arguably the most significant element that will determine your venue size. If you’re planning on inviting lots of people, you’ll need a larger venue that will be able to accommodate all of those people. However, if your guest list is smaller, a larger venue would simply be a waste of space. So, in that case, you’d be able to opt for a smaller venue.

Here at Clarence House, we’d love to help you find the right wedding venue for you. Reach out to us if you have any more questions, and we’ll be the helping hand that you’ll need to guide you closer toward your dream wedding.

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How To Short List Wedding Venues

Everything has to start somewhere. And for most weddings, the very first decision that a couple will have to make is to choose a venue. However, this decision is rarely as easy as choosing a random church within your local area, that is if you are hoping to make preparations for the wedding of your dreams. In addition, there are also quite a few factors that you’ll need to think about when determining which venue would be perfect for your big day.

In this blog, we are going to walk you through how to shortlist wedding venue options. The very first thing that you’ll need to do is to have a frank conversation with your spouse and use this opportunity to narrow down your options. Such a conversation is an effective option that will help both you and your partner come up with a shortlist fast. Below, we are going to walk you through these considerations and show you how they can help you narrow down you’re shortlisted potential venues.

1. Talk about Preferences

Some people are born loving the beach or the park. Whereas others will tell you that they’ve dreamt of big Grande halls and beautiful churches since they were two years old. As such, the very first thing that you’ll need to determine is what exactly both you and your partner’s preferences are. Talking about your preferences could help you narrow down on a particular type of venue (e.g. garden venue, or church) that you’d both love to get married in. In addition, cutting out all the wedding venue types that you wouldn’t be caught dead in could also help.

2. Talk about Your Budget

Another important factor that you’ll need to consider is your wedding budget. The money that you have available to rent out your wedding venue will directly affect your options. For this reason, it’s important to have this conversation at the very beginning, so that you don’t wind up considering venue options that are outside of your price range.

3. Consider Location and Size

Next, you’ll want to consider your venue’s desired location and the size of the guest list. Do you want your venue to be a destination wedding, or do you want it to be hosted within your local area? Are you planning on inviting all your friends and family (200 people+), or will your guest list be smaller and a lot more intimate. These are all things that you need to think about when narrowing down venue options.

The decisions that you make above will help you narrow down your shortlist, which will go a long way in directing you to the optimum venue.

If you have more questions that need answering, reach out to us today. At Clarence House, we love helping couples all over Sydney turn their weddings into truly magical events.