Planning your Devon wedding: tips for guest list and accommodation

One of the most significant aspects of planning a wedding is deciding on the guest list and organising their accommodation. Devon has some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the UK, but it is crucial to consider your guest list carefully. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to plan for your Devon wedding guest list and accommodation. 

Consider your guest list 

The first step in planning your Devon wedding is to consider the size of your guest list. This will help you choose the right venue that can comfortably accommodate your guests. Check out venues that offer different spaces that cater to the size of your guest list. Some venues may have an outdoor space, which can be perfect for a summer wedding with a larger guest list. 

"Planning a wedding is one of the most important milestones of a couple's journey together, and here at Bickley Mill Inn we understand that organizing your special day can be both exciting and overwhelming. To make your experience as smooth as possible, it's essential to plan ahead when it comes to creating your guest list and making arrangements for accommodation. At Bickley Mill Inn, we have a range of guest rooms and suites perfect for bridal parties or extended family members looking to stay close by."

 -- Vanessa Woodleigh-Smith, co-owner, Bickley Mill Inn 

Accommodation options 

It's essential to consider the accommodation options for your guests, especially for those who need somewhere to stay overnight. Many venues in Devon offer accommodation, which can make things so much easier for your guests. You can also have an overflow of guests staying in nearby hotels or B&Bs if your venue doesn't offer accommodation. Consider providing your guests with a list of recommended hotels or B&Bs, allowing them to choose their preferred option. 

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When choosing the venue for your Devon wedding, location plays a big role. It's best to choose a venue located in a convenient and central location accessible to your guests. Consider a venue located near the airport, train station or bus station, making it easier for your guests to arrive at the location without any hassles.  

"If you’re looking to get married in the local area, our experienced team is here to help you create the perfect wedding day. From helping you select venues to providing catering services and more, we’re ready to assist with every step of your special day. To find out more about how we can help make your special day even more memorable, contact us today."

 -- Vanessa Woodleigh-Smith, co-owner, Bickley Mill Inn 

Budget considerations 

It's important to set a budget for your wedding to help you narrow down your search for the perfect venue and accommodation. Devon offers a range of options that cater to different budgets. Don't be disheartened if you're operating on a tight budget as small, quaint venues can be the perfect location for an intimate wedding. 

Visit the venue 

Finally, it's essential to visit the venue before making a final decision. This allows you to get a feel for the space, the facilities available, and the staff's level of service. Ensure you have a list of questions to ask during your visit, this helps you make informed decisions. 

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A big decision, and we are here to help 

Choosing the accommodation options for your guests is crucial in making your Devon wedding a memorable experience for everyone involved. Consider the size of your guest list, location, accommodation options, and budget when planning your special day. Remember to take your time, do your research, and most importantly, trust your gut to ensure your day goes off without any hitches.  


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