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Natalie
Newbie Bride December 2020 West Midlands

Venues still expecting minimum bookings despite restrictions!

Natalie, 24 September 2020 at 14:19 Posted on Wedding Planning 0 4
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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all OK given the current climate ๐Ÿ’–.
Just wandered if any new brides had been able to secure a venue that is willing to accommodate a smaller wedding? (Prefrerably Midlands). We are wanting to book 30 max to be on the safe side for next year. Our original date abroad abroad has gone to pot ๐Ÿ˜ข The difficulty is, a lot of venues we have approached are still sticking to minimum numbers despite the fact that we aren't allowed to have that many people there. I've spoken to 4 today who's minimum numbers are still 60-80. Feels like a bit of a set up because most are not offering refunds if the minumum numbers they implemented cant be honoured. Please let me know your thoughts/ experiences.

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Latest activity by RomanticGreenStationery27135, 28 September 2020 at 18:50
  • R
    Rockstar Bride July 2020 Monmouthshire
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    Can you look at non-traditional wedding venues? Maybe a cute country inn with a private dining room? Look for somewhere that does weddings (so you know they're used to it) but that doesn't push themselves as a 'wedding venue' and you'll probably find much more flexibility.

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  • Paige
    Newbie Bride March 2021 Shropshire
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    My suggestion would be non-traditional wedding venues too. A lot of purpose built wedding venues are made to hold large numbers, hence the minimum.

    Hotels and family pubs/restaurants are likely to have function rooms that could be used for a small wedding and are more likely to have lower minimums (or no minimum!), or perhaps a venue where you could have a small marquee outside?

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  • Natalie
    Newbie Bride December 2020 West Midlands
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    Good call, thank you. I will keep trying Smiley smile
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  • Natalie
    Newbie Bride December 2020 West Midlands
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    Yes good advice. I've had some luck with a wedding house ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ.thank you for your input
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