Your wedding venue is an all important part of your wedding, and as such you will want to find the perfect place. It may take some time for you to choose a venue and once secured you might want to protect any deposits with wedding insurance.
Why take out wedding insurance for the venue?
Why cover the venue with insurance? Well consider the possibility of the venue burning to the ground before your big day, double booking or even going out of business. You are then right back where you started and may have lost a substantial amount of money in the process. Wedding insurance typically covers the above which means you may be able to recoup some of the costs.
Considerations and choices for the venue
Have you always dreamed of holding your wedding reception in the confines of a banquet hall in a castle? What about in a cabana on some exotic beach? Maybe you want to hold it in a small chalet in the Swiss mountains. The choices for wedding receptions are endless and of course your personal choice may be reflected in the cost.
If you wish to be conservative when considering your wedding venue you may wish to give some thought to a self-catering buffet in your local village hall or local pub, depending on the size of your wedding. You and your family and friends can then make your own food the day before the wedding, take it to the reception and store it in the fridge overnight. If you are lucky you may be able to talk friends into going to the venue on your wedding day to set up the food for you. Alternatively check out how much your local pub may charge extra for putting on food along with the hire of the room. You may also find a pub or club that allows you to hire the room free of charge if you hire then to take over your buffet or sit down meal.
You may wish to give some thought to the time of the year when you are getting married and your menu. If you are having a summer wedding this is typically the most expensive time of the year to get married. If you choose a winter wedding you may be able to save a great deal of money, and you are able to enjoy a fairy-tale wedding. Imagine decking out the venue with fairy lights and Christmas trees, this would be a wedding to remember at a special time of the year.
When looking for ideas for wedding venues you can always consider something out of the ordinary. What about holding your reception at the zoo for instances, maybe in a marquee overlooking greenery, your guests with children may love this idea as they are able to tour the zoo. What about an amusement park, maybe among the scenery of botanical gardens or even on the grounds of a stately home?
Our website has plenty of articles and information on many aspects of wedding insurance. Should you decide you want to take out a policy, it's a great place to start.