We put the all-important questions to our experts... This time we quizzed Paul from Field Place.
Q How do we choose our perfect venue?
Paul says: Choosing your perfect venue can be a difficult decision, but it really shouldn’t be. Much like you know your intended is the one, you’ll encounter a similar sense of knowing with your venue. The one should be somewhere you feel instantly comfortable, somewhere you can relax and feel totally looked after. So the best advice we can give you is to choose a place that feels like coming home.
Your venue will play a huge role in shaping the ambience of your wedding. It becomes a third character in the narrative of your wedding story, so it's important to start with creating a vision of what you want to portray for your big day before you begin the search. Your style and personality as a couple will come into play when you consider how to reflect those traits in your venue. Consider whether you’re likely to feel more at home in a hotel, stately home, barn or even in the open air.
Part of finding the perfect place to say “I do” is finding a natural rapport with its wedding team. They’ll be the ones to ensure your day runs impeccably, so you need to sense that trust from the time they look after you at your initial viewing right through to the last dance.
Paul Sandell, www.fieldplace.co.uk