Planning A Village Hall Wedding…
When it comes to planning your wedding, there are sooooooooo many venues to choose from. From grand country estates to private gardens, the options can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. And all we really want to do, is get married with as little fuss as possible. One venue that often gets overlooked is the local village hall. That’s probably not surprising. Some of them are a tad fugly and a little rough around the edges. I think that’s partly why I love a village hall so much! The potential these quirky venues have is mind blowing. Especially when a passionate bride or groom get their hands on unravelling the village hall’s potential to be something special. In this blog post, I’ll explain why choosing your local village hall for your wedding can be a great decision, especially when it comes to cost, decor, and FOOD!
Saving Money On A Wedding
One of the biggest advantages of choosing a village hall for your wedding is the cost. Traditional wedding venues, such as hotels or country estates, can be quite expensive. Especially when you add the pesky ‘wedding tax’. Not only do you have to pay for the venue itself, but you often also have to pay for catering, decorations, and other costs that can add up super quickly. On the other hand, village halls are typically run by local councils, so the cost to rent the space is much lower. This can be a great option for couples on a budget who still want a beautiful and memorable wedding.
Freedom To Do As You Choose
Another advantage of choosing a village hall is the freedom to decorate the space however you like. Many traditional wedding venues have strict rules about what you can and can’t do with the space. For example, some venues may not allow you to use certain types of decorations or may charge extra fees for certain services. With a village hall, you have much more freedom to create the wedding of your dreams. You can choose your own decorations, flowers, and other details to make the space truly your own.
One of the best things about getting married at a village hall is the freedom to choose your own wedding celebrant. Many venues require that you use their in-house wedding planner or officiant, which can be limiting. But with a village hall, you can choose the person who will be leading your ceremony. This is a great opportunity to select someone who you have a special connection with, whether it’s a family member, a close friend, or a professional celebrant. This makes your wedding ceremony more personal and meaningful.
FOOD, Sumptuous Food!
Another great thing about planning a village hall wedding, is the freedom to choose who caters for you and your wedding party. This can be a huge advantage over traditional venues where you are usually limited to using their in-house catering. With a village hall, you can choose your own caterer, which means you can select a company that specialises in the type of food you love. This also allows you to get a better price and to make sure the food is to your taste. Oh and lets not forget, many village halls wont charge you a corkage fee. So, you can stock up on your favourite drinks and supply them throughout the day without breaking the bank.
There are many reasons why you should consider getting married at your local village hall. Not only is it a cost-effective option, but it also gives you the freedom to decorate the space however you like, choose your own wedding celebrant, and select your own caterer. So, if you’re looking for a unique and affordable wedding venue, be sure to check out your local village hall!
A Real Local Village Hall Wedding In Photos
Here’s a wedding I photographed at the Mellor Parish Centre for Mike and Zoe. They planned their own village hall wedding celebration after getting married at their local church. As you can see, they were able to personalise the day to suit them. Without costing the earth.
Please enquire now if you are considering a village hall wedding. I’d love to be your photographer!