Visit the venues in person for your Devon wedding

If you're reading this, you're probably getting ready for your most important day! You've spent countless hours scrolling through Pinterest, and Instagram searching for inspiration for your Devon wedding. And now, it's time to start seeking out potential locations for your big day. It's essential to see each venue in person before you decide, even if the pictures online look beautiful. In this blog, we'll discuss why it's important to visit venues in person as well as what to consider when you go. So, let's dive in! 

There's no substitute for seeing it yourself 

The pictures you see online can be deceiving. You can't tell the size or sound of the space from a picture. You might even be disappointed when you get there because the real location could look and feel completely different from what you thought. There's also the possibility that the venue is no longer available when you show up. Seeing the place in person will give you a better understanding of the atmosphere, layout, and how well it meets your needs. 

"At the Bickley Mill Inn, we believe there is no better way to plan your dream Devon wedding than to visit the venue in person. Here, you can truly get an appreciation of the beauty and rustic charm that only this historic venue can offer."

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

Get a feel for the space 

When you arrive at the venue, pay attention to how it feels. Is the place relaxed or more formal? Will your guests be comfortable there? Can you imagine your dream wedding there? Can you envision yourself walking down the aisle, exchanging vows, and celebrating with your family and friends? If it doesn't feel right, it could be that it just isn't the right venue for you. 

Assess the logistics 

Assess your guests' experience from their perspective. Is there enough room for everyone to fit comfortably? Is it accessible, and are there enough parking spots? You might also want to consider whether the venue's layout works in your favour. For instance, is there a place for catering, entertainment, and photography? Consider all the little details that might make a difference in your overall experience, such as where the restrooms are situated, so your guests don't get lost or how the lighting changes throughout the day. 

Ask questions 

When you visit the venue, make sure to ask questions that will help you make an informed decision. What are the venue's pricing policies? Are you getting everything you want at a reasonable price? What additional services does the venue offer, such as tables and chairs, linens, and centrepieces? Will there be anyone to help you on the day of the wedding? Have other successful weddings taken place here? How does the venue handle any last-minute changes? Your questions should help you gauge how well the venue understands your needs and how easy it is to work with them. 

"Our experienced staff are here to assist with every step of the process, including planning, scheduling, and executing your big day with ease. With our customizable menus and packages, we provide everything necessary to ensure your special day is one that won’t be forgotten." 

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

Bring someone along 

Whether it's your partner, your friend, or your wedding planner, bringing someone else along with you can make a big difference. Not only will they provide moral support and give feedback, but they'll also offer a different perspective that you may not have thought of. It would help you make a more informed choice while also assuring you that you've made the right decision. 

Seeing is believing    

Visiting venues in person is a must-do for choosing the right Devon wedding location. There is no substitute for seeing everything with your own eyes before making a comprehensive decision. When you visit, pay attention to how it feels, assess the logistics, ask questions, and bring someone else to help you. Overall, don't rush the decision-making process. Take your time, review everything, and when you find the perfect venue, you'll know it. 

Interested to learn more? 

If you're interested in learning more about what Bickley Mill has to offer for your special day, feel free to contact us directly. We'd be happy to answer any questions and provide all the details you need.


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