On a tight to hardly any budget when looking amongst your possible dream wedding venues? Then look no further than a village, church hall or municipal gathering place. And in the UK that’s not difficult with every village, no matter the size, sporting one such item on their venue list. For more info on other types of wedding venues visit http://yorkshire.weddingvenue.info.
Village halls are anything from cute to ridiculous. It all depends on your own taste as to whether you can cope with the decor the village hall could come with. Whether red fake velvet drapes on the stage, or kids decoration for the kiddies section where pregnant mums come for their prenatal exercises. It’s all there.
But as cost effective goes for wedding venues, this is a winner.
Public facilities include on-site selection of items you might normally need to hire through an event rental company. That could be your tables and chairs, possibly even a sound system. Hall tend to have a stage available if you are looking to hire a band saving you the cost you would incur when holding your wedding at a private home.
Also great are the ablution facilities that can cope with larger numbers of people. Especially for outdoor weddings you might need to hire these. A village hall will save you the cost. Another advantage is that your facility will allow you to hire any wedding supplier you might wish to. Whether it’s your favourite florist or your great aunt’s home catering business, event decorating crew or your favourite grunge band. In general you will be able to go with your own selection.
As for parking space this is an advantage of a village hall as the facility will have been built to cater for larger crowds. You will not have any problems with parking or security. In most cases your wedding venue will also be close to public transport and in the case of town halls most often centrally situated making your transport requirements easy to manage.
As in most cases you get what you pay for. Many a village hall might have equipment that has become slightly shabby through constant use. Crockery and cutlery might be of the white institutional kind. You might also need a fair amount of decorations in order to create some atmosphere. Many venues can have huge double volume ceilings that are not easy to decorate effectively.
Village, church and town halls tend to have minimal decorations and you will need to bring in a fair amount just to dent the bland look that is a feature of many of these venues. Remember then that you will need to bring everything on site. That of course also means that you can create your own look.
As for assistance, you will find that you might have to organise all yourself. A hall will generally not come with an entire banqueting staff able and willing to assist and fill your every wish. Anticipate a much larger work load then. Find your volunteers right away and allocate tasks to each.
You might also need to share the facilities with other events. Whether a christening, a boy scout awards gathering or an anniversary celebration you will have to push a little to get the space for all the time you want to use it for.
The village hall as inexpensive wedding venue
At the end of the day your budget will dictate whether you need to go with this the hire of a village hall as your wedding venue. It’s not a bad choice provided you realise that it will require a lot more work and possibly more assistants to help with the set up and decoration of the venue and some good planning to ensure all vendors arrive on time and deliver what you have ordered. Of course it’s do-able and your budget will definitely thank you for it.