Jessica Wood
Jessica Wood 22 Jan 2018

Do, me and my partner are having a hard time finding a venue for the evening...

Do, me and my partner are having a hard time finding a venue for the evening party for about £1000. We can’t go above Imour budget because we’re paying for it ourselves. Does anyone have any ideas? It would be very much appreciated

Lyn Rajah
Lyn Rajah 22 Jan 2018

Hi Jessica, it is difficult but have you considered contacting a local village hall, community centre or school hall for hire? It will probably be much cheaper.

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 23 Jan 2018

The minute you mention the word 'wedding' everything goes up in price. Look for somewhere for a 'party' or 'event' and you may have more luck.

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 23 Jan 2018

We're having a function room at local pub.. £300 on a Friday, from 12noon - Midnight. Luckily Mother in law to be, is paying for catering & DJ is £200.. As money is extremely tight, (due to change in circumstances after booking everything,) we are not paying for guests beer or wine.. so that keeps costs down, alittle..

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Jan 2018

We booked our reception at a local family run pub that has 'event' rooms. They said we can have the room for as long as we want and they'll only charge for food. So no rental fees. We paid £200 deposit and will only need to pay a further £250. Have you considered something like that? It could work out cheaper for you! We're only paying for a first round of drinks and everyone's meals. Keeps money down so much!

Sarah Sharpe
Sarah Sharpe 23 Jan 2018

Whereabouts are you? Find something that is normally closed in the evening. They tend to want a lower spend. Be clear about what you want from your evening do. Food which is plated and served or canapes etc are more expensive. Big pots of food are cheaper and more filling xx

Alicia Firth
Alicia Firth 23 Jan 2018

We found our venue on groupon. We visited it and they said they would honour the price if we booked directly with them and they added in a few extra things. Our venue was £1599 but we are using it for ceremony etc but I'm sure you can find some for lower. Failing that, you could just hire out a local hall

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Jan 2018

We hired a local village hall. Luckily for us it was only £150 and had a bar. We then found a company that hired out drapes etc and made the hall look lovely. We had a hog roast at £6pp and DJ for about £250

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Jan 2018

We hired the function room of a local social club for a £50 deposit (which we got back on the night so it was actually free!), and then paid £500 to have the room dressed professionally, they did an amazing job, completely transformed the room so that it could have been anywhere, there was loads of room and the drinks were dirt cheap!

Katrina Bath
Katrina Bath 23 Jan 2018

We are looking at our local rugby club, as it's under half your budget...if I remember prices correctly the wedding and reception venues we are looking at together are around £1000. Good luck and congratulations. Xx

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UKbride Administrator 23 Jan 2018

Janice Barker
Janice Barker 23 Jan 2018

Try your local rugby club we are paying £100 for our reception good luck

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Jan 2018

Places like village halls tend to cost much less, and as many have referred to here, as soon as you mention wedding, costs tend to increase. Venues tend to be cheaper "out of season" so that may also help in your search too.

Catherine Hind
Catherine Hind 23 Jan 2018

Village halls a good option but you might find somewhere who will do a deal for you if a midweek wedding xx

Beck Walker
Beck Walker 23 Jan 2018

We are having ours at the local golf club and it's really reasonable

Hannah Morris
Hannah Morris 24 Jan 2018

Local football club or villiage hall xz

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Jan 2018

We had ours in a local pub that had an events room. Talk to them about your budget and see what they can do our was very helpful and kept the price down to our budget . We even picked our own menu.

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 25 Jan 2018

Like others have suggested look at local sports clubs. You can also look at local town halls, they normally end up on the cheaper side as well. You can generally decorate them to your liking as well :)

Hazel Cottrell
Hazel Cottrell 26 Jan 2018

Village hall, sports club, in the woods / beach, etc 🙂


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