The Pynes House Guide: Choosing Your Wedding Venue
Choosing your wedding venue is arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll making during the planning process and it will probably be at the top of your wedding to-do-list. Your wedding venue needs to be the perfect setting to celebrate your love story, while setting the scene for your special day. Once it’s booked, you can really start imagining your happily ever after! We’re talking all about the things to take into consideration when choosing your wedding venue, so let’s get started…
We recommend starting the wedding venue search fairly early on so that you avoid any disappointment when it comes to booking your dream wedding day. Dates at Pynes House get booked up well in advance, so if you’re looking to tie the knot in 2019, do pop us a message and we will let you know our availability. It’s also important to consider the season that you’d like to marry, Summer is the busiest time of year, so if you’ve got your heart set on saying ‘I do’ in the sunshine you’ll need to get booking as soon as you can.
Think about what you want from your wedding venue. Do you want a touch of bygone glamour? Are you dreaming about minimalist elegance? Perhaps you love the thought of an outdoor celebration surrounded by breath-taking views? The choice is yours here at Pynes House and we have a number of wonderful options to suit all wedding styles, themes and colour schemes. We love helping brides and grooms put a personal stamp on their big day.
Consider whether you want an indoor wedding or an outdoor wedding celebration with a marquee, and then double-check whether your chosen venue can cater for your requirements. We have a number of different ceremony rooms, yet also offer couples the chance to tie the knot outside surrounded by far-reaching views of the Devonshire countryside. Our extensive lawns and gardens also offer the perfect spot for an elegant marquee affair in the sunshine.
Don’t forget about exclusivity! Pynes House is an exclusive-use wedding venue and you can hire it as long as you want, meaning you can have a weekend of celebrating with your friends and family. Our exclusive-use and extended hire option allows you to relax and rest before your guests as arrive, creating a home from home ahead of the wedding day.
We suggest starting the venue search with an idea of how many wedding guests you’d like to invite. We will always ask how many guests you have in mind so that we can discuss the perfect setting for your ceremony, breakfast and reception.
Do you want a wedding venue with accommodation? This is particularly important if you have oversea guests or friends and family that will be travelling a long way. We offer 12 individually designed guest rooms which are all equally beautiful, but Pynes House is also surrounded by further accommodation in the form of hotels and B&Bs.
Don’t forget about location! Just off the M5, Pynes House is easily accessible with ample space for parking. Our magnificent venue also caters for both ceremonies and receptions, meaning your guests can relax knowing they don’t have to travel from venue to venue.
Does your chosen wedding venue cater for your requirements? For instance, many brides would love to get ready at the venue, enjoying the morning with their bridal party while sipping on champagne and savouring the moment. Our spacious and elegant bridal suite offers the perfect space for you and your bridesmaids to get ready for your special day.
Take into account the layout of your chosen venue and how this can work for your wedding day. After the ceremony, many wedding guests enjoy cocktails on the terrace while overlooking the woodlands and gardens, before moving into the elegant Ballroom for dinner. Pynes House provides a vast space where guests can wander around at their leisure while you’re having those all-important wedding photographs captured.
But most importantly, consider whether the venue feels like ‘you’. Can you imagine saying ‘I do’ at your venue? It’s a huge decision and it’ll set the tone for your day, so make sure your choice is perfect!
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