So he’s proposed! Then broken his leg days later…. Yes my wedding planning was put on hold for 3 months.  Although a badly timed break (but when is it ever a good time to break your leg?) I was able to prove myself as a good wife-to-be before the wedding commenced.

When he was finally healed, I couldn’t wait to go out searching for our wedding venue.  I’d had plenty of time to research, so knew exactly where we wanted to visit.  After a handful of ‘no that venue just won’t work’, we went back to the drawing board (Google).  We eventually came across a beautiful city centre venue that we had originally dismissed because of price.  It was walking distance from the church and surrounded by greenery.

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Park House Club, Cardiff


Tip 1: Don’t instantly dismiss a venue because you don’t think you can afford it.  Some venues are very up front about the costs, so you know exactly how much you’re spending.  Some venues can sometimes seem cheaper because they haven’t included all the costs.

When we visited the venue we loved the diversity of it.  It had a courtyard marquee for the drinks reception, a traditional grand room for the wedding breakfast and a city style cocktail bar for the evening party.

Tip 2: Think about how many guests you’re going to invite.  Is the venue to big?  Too small?  Will you need two rooms for the evening party so guests can take a break from the music?

We were sold after our first visit and the venue staff were brilliant from the first moment, right to the end of the wedding day.  The food and drink were fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for better service.

Tip 3: Make a list of every question you have, and get the venue to put it in writing.  This is your special day and you want it to be perfect.

Bride and groom

Venue: The Park House Club, Cardiff


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