Archive for the ‘venue’ Category

Your wedding is probably the most important day in your life. You want everything to be perfect. That is why finding the perfect venue is the most significant aspect to planning your wedding. It is an exciting part of wedding planning, but choosing a great venue is also one of the things that take a considerable amount of time. You need to consider many things before deciding on which location to choose. First, you need to locate the wedding venues available in your area, you need to check if it is available on your wedding date and you need to visit the venue. Before choosing a venue you need to consider the following:

1.) What kind of ceremony you will be having. You need to decide where you want to get married. If you are planning to have a church wedding you need to find a venue within a reasonable distance from the church where you plan to get married. If you are planning on having the ceremony at the venue where your reception will be then you will have to meet with the wedding co-ordinator to discuss your arrangements.

2.) The number of guests you plan on inviting. This is important because you need to choose a location that can comfortably hold all your guests. You need to check the venue’s maximum dining capacity. You want your guests to be able to enjoy themselves and sit comfortably during the ceremony and the reception.

3.) You need to consider the location. If it is an out of town wedding or in a remote location where your guests will be travelling from different parts of the country, you need to make certain arrangements to make sure they do not get lost.

4.) Check if the venue has a wedding co-ordinator. This can make your wedding planning easier. They may be able to recommend good suppliers and they are the ones who know what works best with the venue’s layout.

5.) You also need to check if the venue has an in-house caterer or if you need to hire caterers. You need to be able to find a caterer that is familiar with the site. You also need to check with the management if there are added to costs for the catering tents or equipment.

6.) Check the venues amenities like parking, toilets, access and even their staff. Check if there is parking at the location since you need to inform your guests if the parking happens to be restricted so they will know in advance if they need a taxi etc. If parking is restricted it is advisable that you should provide transport for your guests.

7.) Lastly, make sure you ask what you can and cannot do at the wedding venue. There may be activities that they do not allow or that they charge extra for. You do not want to be stuck paying for a very expensive bill that you would have otherwise avoided had you asked the necessary questions.


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If you are planning a wedding in Scotland and/or are hoping to have a Scottish theme throughout your wedding, perhaps our latest collage will help inspire you!


Dream Day Flowers
Totally Tartan Kiltmakers
Caledonian Piper
Beautifully Wrapped
CIA Photography
Duck Bay Hotel & Marina
The Shepherd’s House B&B
Carrs Loch Lomond
Dub Stitch
Your Wedding Consultant

Loch Lomond’s FREE wedding directory

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Free Venue Sourcing Service – saving you precious time & money!

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. Planning your perfect wedding can be a very stressful and time consuming task. Entourage UK have devised a fantastic venue sourcing service which eliminates some of the stress allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your special day! With over ten years experience within the events industry we are proud of the relationships we have established with venues across Scotland. If your dream wedding is a small intimate ceremony or a lavish event we can source the perfect venue based on your individual requirements and budget. We can also arrange any peripheral requirements including Band, DJ, catering and photographer if required! Don’t waste time ringing around for quotes, simply log on to http://www.entourageuk.com and let us to the leg work leaving you to relax and enjoy your special day!

email: linzi@entourageuk.com

tel: 0141 887 6181

Mob: 07762885341

web: http://www.entourageuk.com

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Research – check which suppliers will be exhibiting at the show, then have a look at their website to see what kind of products and services they can offer in advance. Most good shows will have a website with exhibitor details. Find our wedding show website at www.thelochlomondweddingshow.co.uk

Discounts – Many exhibitors offer a discount if you book at a show so take advantage and save a few pounds where you can.

Ask questions – If you don’t see a style that matches your vision, then ask the exhibitioner. Many simply can’t bring all of their samples to the show.

Take someone with you – so that you can get second opinions.

Be patient – if a particular stand is very busy but you know that you are keen to talk with them why not go for a coffee and come back when things are a little calmer. The venue for the Loch Lomond Wedding Show has a lovely restaurant overlooking Loch Lomond. Have a nice lunch or dinner, or simply a cup of tea, whilst admiring the view.

Arrange appointments – if you want a longer chat with an exhibitor, as them if you can make an appointment to see them in a quieter, less busy environment where you will have their full attention.

Be open to new ideas – you may see products or services that you had not even considered.

Wear Comfy Shoes – you could be doing a lot of walking and standing!

Directions – make sure you know where you are going! You can find directions to our Loch Lomond Wedding Show on our website!

Bring money! – You may get a discount if you book on the day and may be required to pay a deposit.

We hope to see you at the Loch Lomond Wedding Show on the 27th February 2011 at Duck Bay Marina. Entry is FREE!

However, if you find this a bit daunting and would much rather stay at home, then Your Wedding at Loch Lomond are collaborating with With Bells On and The Bridal Magazine to run an online wedding fair on the 5th March 2011. Plan your wedding from the comfort of your sofa!

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Host your Winter Wedding at the Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Golf in December 2011 or January 2012 and take advantage of our special rate!

We are offering you the opportunity to host your Winter Wedding on your own private island on certain weekends in December 2011 or January 2012.

For £15,750 enjoy 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast for up to 50 guests on your own island.

The Isle of Eriska is located only 10 minutes from Oban and 2 hours from Glasgow International Airport, connected to the mainland by a small bridge. Arrive in style via helicopter on our lawn or seaplane at our pier.

We can provide you with local contacts to ensure everything is perfect for your occasion.

With 4 types of rooms, we have something to suit all your guests:

Standard Double

Deluxe Double

Spa Suite – with own private garden and hot tub

Cottage Suite – with own private garden and hot tub

You will have full use of our leisure facilities:

  • 17m heated indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Tennis Court (soon to be replaced with a multi-purpose hall, due for completion February 2011)
  • Golf Course and Driving Range
  • Access to our ESPA Spa (treatments additional charge)
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting (additional charge)

The Isle of Eriska also have a honeymoon package available.

 Visit our website 

www.eriska-hotel.co.uk Phone our office 01631 720371 or email office@eriska-hotel.co.uk 


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