What are wedding venues?

Wedding at The Brewery

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life so it’s important that every last detail is everything you’ve always envisaged and more.

One of the most important aspects of any wedding day is your wedding venue.

What is a wedding venue?

It’s certainly not a case of one-size fits all when it comes to wedding venues. Couples decide to get married in all different types of venues and places, such as art galleries, beaches, gardens, hotels, castles and of course, breweries.

Many venues now offer wedding packages that create a canvas to build upon, providing beautiful spaces that are specifically set up for weddings but able to be tailored to a particular look and feel.  Most wedding venues include distinct spaces for the actual ceremony and the celebrations after.

Unique wedding venue ideas

There are no rules when it comes to choosing a wedding venue. More people than ever before are choosing the push the boundaries and get married in a whole host of unique wedding venues.

From football stadiums, fairgrounds, art galleries and casinos, through to private yachts, restaurants, racetracks and cruise ships, nothing is off limits.

Adding a new and exciting dimension to such a special day, choosing a unique wedding venue will help make your memories even more precious, and seriously impress your guests too!

Indoor vs outdoor wedding venues

When choosing between an indoor and an outdoor wedding venue, there are pros and cons to consider on both sides. The right venue for you will depend on your requirements.

Here’s a look at the pros and cons of both:

Indoor wedding pros

No weather worries

One of the main advantages of getting married indoors is that you won’t have to worry about the heavens opening and the weather ruining your big day. After all, weather in the UK can be extremely unpredictable.

Control over the temperature

If you decide to get married indoors, you’ll also have full control over the temperature. You can ensure your guests are cool and comfortable during the summer months or nice and warm if you’re getting married during the winter.

More freedom to decorate the venue how you please

Whether you opt for elaborate wedding decorations or low-key décor, the vast majority of indoor wedding venues are able to cater for your décor needs. Some even offer a wedding planning service where a wedding planner will take care of everything for you.

Indoor wedding cons

Limited space

One issue that can affect indoor weddings is space. Not all venues have the capacity to fit all of your guests in comfortably. And you don’t want your guests to feel huddled together or unable to move around freely.

Photographs are limited

Depending on the type of indoor venue you opt for, you can be limited on the type of photos you are able to capture, especially in terms of group shots. So, if group images are going to be a big part of your day, it’s worth keeping this in mind when choosing your venue.

Outdoor wedding pros

The ultimate backdrop

Natural backdrops can provide stunning photographs. Whether you get married in a park, at a beach or even in the grounds of a castle, if the weather is on your side, your day is sure to turn out picture perfect.

More space

Weddings hosted outdoors tend to provide a lot more space than those indoors.  So if you have a super-size guest list, this might be the best option for you!

Natural lighting

Natural sunlight can do wonders for the ambience of your wedding and, of course, natural lighting can also help your photographer capturing that perfect photo.

Outdoor wedding cons

Weather worries

The biggest concern of outdoor weddings is the weather putting a dampener on your big day. As it’s so difficult to predict, you should always be prepared for extreme weather conditions, whether that’s extreme heat or extreme thunderstorms!

Difficult terrain

Some outdoor wedding venues simply aren’t practical when it comes to accommodating the needs of all your guests. If there’s difficult terrain to manoeuvre or lots of steep hills, it’s important to consider the needs of your guests before your big day.

It’s also important to take into consideration the location of your wedding venue, capacity to hold your guests and the facilities the venue offers.

Why choose The Brewery for your wedding venue?

In the heart of London, The Brewery is a wedding venue like no other. Our wedding licence includes every one of our unique rooms within the venue and allows us to host your wedding ceremony and reception on-site for between 40 and 1,000 guests.

Our dedicated wedding planner is on hand to guide you through the entire process, taking care of everything from the budget to the dietary requirements, meaning you can relax and enjoy the build up to your big day. And from the moment you get in touch, your allocated wedding planner will become your single point of contact.

Each room includes everything you need to create the wedding you envisage – from LED lighting, PA systems and Wi-Fi.

To find out more about having your wedding at The Brewery, get in touch. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have.