Couples in the midst of planning a wedding will always tell you how much there is to think about, and how overwhelming it can be. Avoid extra stress by knowing what to look for in a wedding venue. You should choose a venue that offers as much help as possible; from a selection of dining options to on-site accommodation. Stay on top of your plans with these six tips on how to choose a wedding venue.
1. Hire a dedicated wedding co-ordinator
While trying to cover all bases, you can sometimes lose some of the magic and joy that there should be in organising a wedding. Many couples don’t realise that wedding venues like Foxhills offer the services of a wedding co-ordinator, who can help you every step of the way. These crucial individuals are committed to delivering your perfect day, and thanks to their ample experience, they can offer advice and solutions that you may not have considered.
2. On-site make-up and hair salon
A common stress factor for bridal parties is the logistics of hair and make-up. Foxhills has an on-site salon, meaning there is one less thing to think about. By utilising this facility, there is no need to worry about getting to and from your hairdresser and make-up artists’ premises before the wedding starts. Nor is there a need to stress about the stylists’ reaching you at your wedding venue. Using the services of Foxhills’ personnel means you’ll minimise the likelihood of any delays in getting ready.
3. Extra-special, memorable food
Whether you’d like to serve your guests the traditional ‘chicken or fish’ options, or something a little more quirky like bacon rolls and chunky chips, it’s important to opt for a venue that offers choice in dining excellence. The culinary team at Foxhills is award-winning, and we will listen to you when it comes to preferences, while also offering sound advice. Leave your guests talking about the exquisite food served at your wedding for years to come.
4. Various functions rooms according to group size
Another must is to consider how much space there is for all of your guests. There is nothing worse than having your heart set on a venue, only to find out that they do not have the space to accommodate all your guests – or, on the other hand, they only have large rooms which you cannot fill. At Foxhillls, we offer a choice of rooms which are suitable for small groups, up to larger parties of 180 guests, meaning you can even have your wedding and reception in the same room layout.
5. Choice of accommodation for bridal party and guests
A common concern among the wedding party and wedding guests is regarding where they will stay. By choosing a venue with accommodation on-site, you eliminate a number of problems;
- There is no need to book transport for the bride and groom
- Your guests will not need to arrange taxis at the end of the night
- No guests will need to volunteer to be the designated driver
- Guests are less likely to leave early
- You can enjoy the company of your guests at breakfast the next morning
At Foxhills, we have 66 bedrooms and suites which can be block reserved to give couples added peace of mind, especially in the summer months when the resort often gets busy. Your guests will also enjoy a preferential rate.
6. On-site activities
An aspect that can often be overlooked; activities to do at the venue are an added luxury, but are sure to delight your guests. Many wedding guests coming from far away will choose to stay at the venue the night before the wedding, and if your wedding starts in the afternoon, they might be at a loss for a pastime. At Foxhills, our generous venue boasts a fabulous array of things to do. From a brisk game of tennis, to a relaxing massage at the spa, your wedding guests can make use of our many amenities in their spare time.