Did you get engaged over Christmas or New Year

For most of us, Christmas is a time we spend with our loved ones. And for some of us, Christmas – or New Year – is the perfect time to profess our love, get down on one knee and propose!

So if you are one of the lucky, totally smitten couples that got engaged over Christmas or New Year 2015, congratulations!

Now the fun begins…

You might be planning a long engagement. Let’s face it – if you want a large, traditional wedding, it’s probably going to take some time to save up the money you’ll need. However, your venue is likely to be the single most expensive outlay for the day. Choosing and booking the wedding and reception venue as early as possible means that you can then take your time with everything else.

What do you mean?

If you know where you’re getting married, you’ll know what you need to budget for. Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships or will you need to make it official elsewhere? How many guests can the venue hold? Are you happy with the décor or would you want to add your own embellishments?

Is there in-house catering? Is a Master of Ceremonies included in the package? Are chair covers included in the price? How much is a DJ and how do you know they are any good?

These are just some of the questions that can greatly impact on your overall wedding budget.

What about when?

Have you thought about when you’d like to get married? As the cost of weddings rise, many people are choosing to get married out of season or in the middle of the week. Going for a date that’s not on a Saturday or in the middle of summer can drastically reduce your overall outlay.

And if you got engaged at Christmas, you may want to get married at the same time of year. Remember that most venues will be booked up on weekends because of festive parties, but many will have midweek availability. Plus your wedding venue will probably be decorated with trees, lights, candles and festive garlands, which means you don’t have to think about décor!

So where should we choose?

By choosing a wedding venue such as Warley Park, wedding planning will become so much easier. Situated in the picturesque village of Little Warley on the outskirts of Brentwood, Warley Park has a range of all-inclusive wedding packages that start at just £2,199, and have been specifically designed to suit every taste and budget.

Licensed for wedding ceremonies inside and outside, stunning lakeside views, excellent food, a personal wedding planner who will ensure your day runs smoothly… what more could you want?

Every package includes:

  • Use of Warley Park’s unique Wedding Pier and grounds for your civil ceremony, wedding photographs and reception drinks
  • Exclusive use of Warley Park’s Lakesview function room for your ceremony and exclusive use of the venue for your evening celebration
  • Reception drinks
  • Three course wedding breakfast (various menu choices available)
  • Pure white linen table and chair covers with your choice of sash colour scheme
  • Resident DJ for your evening reception
  • Evening buffet (various menu choices available)
  • Master of Ceremonies, cake stand, knife and table plan easel
  • Personal wedding planner

Warley Park also offers ‘Casual Wedding Packages’; available Monday to Thursday, couples can get married in the evening, followed by dinner and a party. It’s the ideal option for people who love the idea of an exclusive venue but want a smaller, more relaxed wedding at an unbeatable price.

 Weddings @ Warley Park Golf Club

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