Andrea Allison
Andrea Allison 5 Nov 2017

Help. Having a meltdown. We are getting married in Corfu 2019. Just the two...

Help. Having a meltdown. We are getting married in Corfu 2019. Just the two of us. This is taking the majority of our budget. The thing is we are wanting to celebrate with the family, probably 60 people when we get back. Most of the venues I'm looking at are too expensive. I really don't want to hire a village hall and do the buffet disco thing as we've family coming over 300 miles. Anyone got any alternative advice. We are in the North Nottinghamshire area.

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 5 Nov 2017

Hi I have some friends who married abroad that said it actually cost more than getting married here :)

Emma Batchelor
Emma Batchelor 5 Nov 2017

Keep checking groupon as they have had some great venue deals. Good luck x

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 6 Nov 2017

Have you perhaps tried any local pubs - some have really lovely private spaces and they don't tend to cost as much

Clare Stirland
Clare Stirland 6 Nov 2017

I don't know what type of budget you had, but Rufford Mill had a fairly reasonable price when i was looking to get married there, they might be worth a look

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

If your budget is firmly capped, you have to make a choice between the celebration at home, or Corfu. Or, you could cut back on luxuries to up your budget, or postpone to save longer. Either way, nice venues are expensive, you get what you pay for.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

In Aberdeen a lot of pubs and hotel do weddings for a grand. But one thing to do is not mention that it's for a wedding - prices automatically go up!

Theresa Duffy
Theresa Duffy 6 Nov 2017

Try Portland College on Nottingham road we had our wedding there and they are Fantastic and will meet your needs

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

Unfortunately if you want a decent venue,sit down meal etc it's going to be expensive, there's no way around it. If you can't afford to do that you just have to be willing to compromise on certain things and be realistic about what you're going to get for your money. Everything is automatically more expensive when it's for a wedding, be sure to make check if there's any hidden charges too, they can really bite you in the ass. Good luck x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

Just say it’s a family party and not wedding.should save some money.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

Your having a "party" don't mention it's a wedding party or hire a marquee and do a hog roast, some do the salad sides too.. buy your wine/beer from the supermarket.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

We got married in Zante in May and had about 28 guests. We then had a reception when we got home in a beautiful barn. It actually worked out less than hiring a function room. Just shop around and I'm sure you'll find something within your budget xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

Social clubs?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

Same as someone above - don't mention wedding. Say you would like to hire the room with a sit down meal for a 'special occasion' book it then tell them it was your wedding party! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

The Sitwell Arms Hotel on Junction 30 of M1. Depending on the time of year do some really good offers. Doesn't matter if it's a wedding or not, if you can be flexible on the date then they are quite flexible on price and offers discounts for accommodation too

Heather Rogers
Heather Rogers 6 Nov 2017

Where abouts in Nottingham??? We've just been quoted £3000 for Lea green (near matlock) for hot buffet, marquee and disco in june?

Nathalie Hessing
Nathalie Hessing 6 Nov 2017

Garden party with a BBQ? Can still make it as nice and fancy as you want.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

Ive been to a couple of
Wedding parties after the pairs eloped.

One was in a hotel so more like a traditional wedding reception,
The other was in a really nice bar/pub which was hired for The evening and provided food as canapés throughout the evening.

Both completely different but doable. A nice Bar might be better for a budget?

Or depending on the time of
Year you could have a garden party? I've heard of lots
Of people holding receptions with a picnic style or bing your own pudding. Especially if family based. You are already doing your own thing by going away, you don't need
To stick to traditional too much

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Nov 2017

Look at the local Golf Clubs. You don’t have to be a member and a lot cheaper than a hotel with gorgeous views

Sarah Sharpe
Sarah Sharpe 7 Nov 2017

We are using a bar/restaurant that only opens during the day. That cut the minimum spend drastically! No venue hire cost. It means we have been able to decide exactly what to spend money on, how many drinks we will provide etc x

Laura Wilkinson
Laura Wilkinson 7 Nov 2017

If there are any nice golf courses they often have lovely club houses. also hotels but tell them it's a party and ask for the function brochure x

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