FAQs and expert advice about venues

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Outside the box

Outside the box

Q. We're looking for a wedding venue to reflect our funloving personalities. What can you suggest?

A. Nick Fountain says: We're seeing a huge rise in the popularity of unconventional weddings, with brides and grooms seeking out-of-theordinary receptions that ooze social media appeal. Quirky bars, and even crazy golf venues, like Ghetto Golf, offer some great options for couples looking to break from the norm and do things a little differently.

The great thing about choosing a venue that isn't designed specifically for weddings is that it gives you the flexibility to create a day that works for you, and you may have more options than you think. For example, we offer facilities to host live music, with plenty of space for an epic danceloor and a fantastic selection of cocktails. We can even work with you to create a drinks menu based on the things you love. There's also the opportunity to bring the fun to your wedding breakfast with burgers and loaded fries followed by Nutella-filled churros.

Many people are daunted by the thought of an expensive, traditional wedding with so many elements to think about, from the venue décor to the menu and seating plans. A reception at a leisure venue eliminates all of that stress allowing you and your guests to really let your hair down and above all have fun. We'd always recommend going to see a venue first to really visualise how the space will work for you, which is a great excuse to try out the activities on offer.

For those planning on a budget, exclusive use booking isn't always necessary at this type of venue. For example, here at Ghetto Golf, as long as you and your guests are booked onto the course, then a night out after you've tied the knot could be the stress-free alternative to planning a reception.

Nick Fountain