Your West Midlands Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 90) PLANNED TO PERFECTION Deciding if you would like a large-capacity wedding venue or a smaller wedding is the first step to narrowing down your choice of wedding venue. Know your budget. The size of the venue is important and will impact your budget and the enjoyment for you and your guests. Too small and the room will feel stuffy and overcrowded, but too big and guests will feel lost. Most couples, when they find the one, will just know it and you will be able to picture the ceremony you have always dreamt of. Cheylesmore Manor House has three rooms available for your special day, ranging from a small, intimate wedding for 10 people to a larger one for 50 guests. Where are you and your loved ones coming from? If you are not local, it is important to choose a venue that is easily accessible, with hotels nearby if needed. What have others said about the venue? Read reviews from previous couples about the venue; it’s a big decision and modern couples rely more than ever on the experiences of others to guide them in their decision-making process. Who will be your point of contact and how far in advance can you save the date? At Cheylesmore Manor House, we have an experienced ceremony team on hand to answer any questions and guide you from the initial booking right through to the day you say, ‘I do’. A save-the-date service is available, allowing you to book up to two years in advance. See if you have the opportunity to meet with one of the ceremony coordinators as soon as the booking is made. This is a fabulous opportunity to personalise your ceremony and take advantage of the venue’s services. Finally, be realistic with your budget and don’t get carried away looking at other people’s weddings; remember, this is your day! Claire Healy Ceremony and Business Support Manager INTIMATE WEDDINGS 41