It’s the season of love and if you were lucky enough to get engaged this Valentine’s Day then we know you’ll be eager to get started and begin planning the wedding of your dreams.
At The Brewery, we are delighted to be the wedding location of choice for so many couples every year and this extensive experience means that we understand how to make your day as special as can be.
However, if you have just got engaged then your wedding day can seem quite far off still, with what can feel like mountains of work to do in order to get there. Here are our top tips of what to consider first.
Where you will get married
Determining where you will tie the knot is important and should be one of the first decisions you make. Start by considering what type of wedding you want to have – do you want a church wedding, registry office or perhaps a destination wedding? The possibilities are endless, but once you have narrowed down what you are after, the rest of the planning all works towards this decision.
At The Brewery, we have a wedding licence, so you can have the ceremony and reception in the same stunning building. Adjacent to the venue is the luxurious Montcalm London City hotel – perfect for you, the happy couple, and your guests. The advantage of doing this is that you don’t then have to organise any transport for either yourselves or your guests, which can save you a lot of money and make the day run smoother.
We have a choice of rooms for you to hold your ceremony in, each one with its own unique history to add a little something extra to your day. The rooms also differ in terms of capacity, so if you want a small intimate ceremony with only a few friends and family present we would suggest our ‘James Watt’ room which holds up to 80 people. Alternatively, for a wedding extravaganza, we have ‘The Porter Tun’ which can hold up to 800 guests.
We’ve also hosted culturally diverse weddings from Asian, Jewish and Greek communities so whatever it is you are after we are likely to have the space for you.
Decide when you will get married
Again, this decision will be unique to you and your circumstances and the type of wedding you have always wanted. If you love the idea of enjoying al fresco drinks after the ceremony out in the garden, then a summer wedding is ideal or if you fancy having a big party for your reception why not consider a Christmas wedding and jump onto the festive spirit?
Don’t forget to consider people you want to invite – for some, the date you choose will be the difference between them attending and having to decline. If several guests have school age children or work as teachers, then a wedding in the school holidays is going to be much easier for them. Once you know the date have a chat with us and we will get you booked in. It’s true that some people book their wedding years in advance, but if you want to get married in the next few months, don’t let that put you off. Give us a call and we will be happy to check what we have available.
Save the date
If you intend to hold your wedding in the next 12 months, it is important to let those guests you really want to be there know the date and venue as soon as possible. If people will be travelling to your wedding from abroad, this will give them plenty of time to book flights. It also prevents your guests from booking their holidays for the same date.
If you are recently engaged, then congratulations! Here at The Brewery we would love to be a part of your special day, so to find out more about what we can provide, visit our dedicated wedding website The Proposal and call us today to arrange a visit.