With intimate, backyard weddings regaining popularity, a wedding cottage can be an ideal location. A great compromise between a home based wedding, and a large commercial wedding venue, a wedding cottage provides a cosy atmosphere, but is still something a bit special for your big day. Here are seven great reasons to hire a wedding cottage to host your celebrations:
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The homely atmosphere of a wedding cottage means that it will be like having a backyard wedding, but probably in a more picturesque location, with a bit more space. You can get the feeling of a wedding at home without having to worry about redecorating, landscaping the garden, or repairing any damage after the big day.
A wedding cottage will offer exclusive use, meaning that you and your guests have complete privacy on your wedding day without having to worry about sharing your venue with other wedding parties, or keeping the noise down for other hotel guests.
When you hire a wedding cottage you won’t necessarily be tied to standard wedding packages, but can design the wedding of your dreams. If you want a formal sit down dinner you can hire a caterer, but if your dad wants to do a simple BBQ, that’s fine too. Most wedding cottages will have a sizeable garden that can be used for an outdoor wedding reception, with or without a marquee.
Many couples are shunning extravagant weddings and choosing to celebrate with just close family or friends. A wedding cottage is an ideal location for a small wedding, and there is often accommodation for a handful of guests. This type of wedding is increasingly popular amongst couples that are getting married for the second time.
A wedding cottage is a homely location for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready before the wedding. The bridesmaids can also spend some time preparing the bridal room for the wedding night, with flowers, chocolates and champagne. Check whether your wedding cottage is licensed for the actual ceremony, or whether you will need to hold the ceremony close by.
Because you and your new husband will be sleeping at the wedding cottage you won’t need to worry about booking wedding night accommodation or transport to your hotel. You don’t need to monitor your champagne intake during the day as neither of you will need to drive in the evening. Having accommodation on site will also allow you a few moments of privacy during a day when you are constantly the centre of attention.
Your wedding cottage will probably be situated in an idyllic location, making it the perfect place to continue your celebrations and take your honeymoon. Once the wedding is over and the guests have gone home, it will be a special and significant place for you and your new husband to relax together and enjoy the surroundings.
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