First of all, congratulations! What an exciting time this must be for you. Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most wonderful steps to take during your engagement. Once it’s booked, you can really start imagining your happily ever after and the rest of your preparations will follow for your beautiful day.
Your wedding venue needs to be the perfect setting to celebrate your personal love story while setting the scene for your special day. So, to help you out as you embark on this exciting adventure, we’re talking all about the things to take into consideration when choosing your wedding venue. So let’s get started, shall we!
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. 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, then it’s best to check with your venue early on about their availability.
Think about what you want from your wedding venue. Do you want a touch of classic elegance? Are you dreaming about a romantic and rustic day? Perhaps you love the thought of an outdoor celebration surrounded by sweet birdsong? The choice is yours here at Hooton Pagnell Hall and we have a number of wonderful options to suit all wedding styles, themes and colour schemes. We love helping couples personalise their own day! We believe each wedding should be unique and this should be reflected across all aspects of your wedding.
Consider whether you want an indoor wedding or an outdoor wedding celebration, and then double-check to see if your wedding venue can cater for your requirements. We have a number of different magical ceremony locations, yet also offer couples the chance to tie the knot outside, surrounded by far-reaching views of the South Yorkshire countryside. Our extensive lawns and gardens also offer the perfect spot for you and your guests to enjoy Champagne, croquet and canapes.
Don’t forget about exclusivity! Hooton Pagnell Hall is an exclusive-use wedding venue, meaning you can have a full weekend of celebrating with your friends and family. Our exclusive-use hire allows you to relax and rest before your guests as arrive, creating a peaceful and familiar home from home ahead of the wedding day.
Have a talk with your partner about what sort of hire you would like from your venue, have a think about what you plan to do the evening before and any set up involved.
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, wedding meal and reception.
Would you like 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 5 individually designed guest rooms which are all equally beautiful, with another 4 due for completion in August. Hooton Pagnell Hall is also surrounded by further accommodation in the form of hotels and B&Bs, and we will gladly help put you in touch with further accommodation, should you require it.
Don’t forget about the location! Just off the A1, Hooton Pagnell Hall 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. We even have a private entranceway to the village church, All Saints Hooton Pagnell!
Does your chosen wedding venue cater to 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 lawn while overlooking the rolling hills in the distance, before moving into the breath-taking Tithe Barn for dinner. Hooton Pagnell Hall 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 and truly ‘you’.
If you’d like to find out more about Hooton Pagnell Hall or if you’d like to request a viewing, please do get in touch. We can’t wait to hear from you!