One venue or two? Deciding what’s right for your big day

These days, wedding venues aim to be all things to all people. This is done to ensure couples find the perfect setting for their special day and a unique celebration that marks their union. Traditionally, couples would get married at a separate venue like a church and travel to another venue to celebrate their wedding reception. However, couples are increasingly opting to hold both ceremony and reception at one venue.

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In this blog post, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of hosting your ceremony and reception at the same venue, so you can decide which is right for you.

Save money on transport

With two venues, your wedding budget has to include transport to your wedding ceremony and then further transport for you and your bridal party from the church to the reception venue. By using just one venue, all you have to shell out for is transport to a single site. Many couples also choose to spend the night at their wedding venue before their big day, which means saving on transport to the venue completely and enjoying a stress-free wedding morning.

Less travel for your guests

Your guests will appreciate the ease of enjoying the wedding ceremony and reception all in one place. It means they can let their hair down from the very beginning, without worrying about transport post-ceremony. The average wedding guest will have their grumbles – Huffington Post recently covered the top 10 wedding guest complaints – but keeping your day organised and straightforward is a great way to keep everyone satisfied.


A church wedding may not be possible

One of the primary reasons couples choose to host their wedding day across two venues rather than one is so they can marry in church. Churches provide a personal, meaningful and spiritual ceremony experience for those with religious beliefs, as well as a unique and special place to get married in.

Here at St Audries Park, you don’t have to choose between a church wedding or civil ceremony. Couples can either hold their ceremony in our stunning, beautifully lit Victorian orangery or enjoy a religious ceremony in St Etheldreda’s Church. It is based on-site, just a short stroll away from the main house.

One venue, lots of amazing spaces

In addition to having the option of marrying in our church or orangery, St Audries is a venue with lots of amazing spaces. There’s so much for you and your guests to explore here, from the house and its grand Great Hall, ornate Library, dining rooms, cocktail bar and champagne bar, to the 100 acres of tranquil deer park within its grounds.

For further information about St Audries Park or to arrange a viewing, please contact us today.

If you have any questions relating to having your wedding at St Audries Park, please don't hesitate to call Sally via the contact details below:


T: 01984 633 633

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