Kerrie Randall
Kerrie Randall 21 Jun 2018

Pros and cons Where to get married. Church then a hall for...

Pros and cons Where to get married. Church then a hall for reception? Or Whole wedding and reception in a hotel?

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Susan Hiscock
Susan Hiscock 21 Jun 2018

Personally I want to get married in a church and then go to a hall for the wedding breakfast etc. Mainly because my parents got married in said church and I was christened there

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 21 Jun 2018

Hi we are getting married in a refurbished Victorian courthouse and our reception will be there as well :)

Kerrie Randall
Kerrie Randall 21 Jun 2018

I've got my heart set on getting married at a church where I grew up. Plus sentiment part of things aswel as my late grandparents are buried there. But have people say get married in a place where does the wedding and reception.. So torn.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2018

I always wanted to get married in a church and we are getting married in a register office, the room is lovely then on to our reception it's lovely and I cannot wait x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2018

We've chosen our church in the village then a hotel for the reception. A lot of family and friends will spend the whole weekend at hotel but don't mind the 40 min drive to church

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2018

For us it was all down to price, ours would be a Catholic church, which was a donation to the church, a fee to the organist, and fee for a registrar to attend. Plus car to take us to reception. At hotel, most packages include the ceremony price as in hiring of room etc then there's the registrar cost. The actual ceremony was cheaper at the church but the wedding car cost would have almost doubled the price so we stuck with ceremony at same location as reception. It's all down to personal preference and budget really!

Celine Harland
Celine Harland 22 Jun 2018

We opted for everything at one venue with our minister marrying us. Best of both worlds and huge saving on not needing cars or transport for guests

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2018

we had a church then village hall did it up how we wanted etc was cheaper to found alot of hotels etc wanted loads of money us to use there people etc

Abi Owen
Abi Owen 22 Jun 2018

We got married and had our reception at a hotel - we had originally planned to do this in 2 different places but due to the majority of our family coming from London or Birmingham, and we live in Devon, we decided it would be easier and less stressful for guests if it was all in one place 😊 X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2018

I chose the church for sentimental reasons (parents married there, me and my siblings christened and 2 of us confirmed there) and we were both brought up going. I also wanted a personalised reception, not to feel like we were having a package which was the same as someone else's. It does mean having to find suppliers and organise everything ourselves though

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Jun 2018

I have booked my wedding and reception at lovely historical pub on the quay.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Jun 2018

I had church then hall... I think there's just something special about a church x

Nicole Gomer
Nicole Gomer 23 Jun 2018

As we aren’t having a religious ceremony, we are doing it all on a beautiful farm on the Isle of Wight. Ceremony in a rustic barn and reception in a bigger enclosed barn with underfloor heating as it will be Feb. Best of luck planning! X

Selina Gaines
Selina Gaines 23 Jun 2018

We are getting married at our hotel venue. My partners family are a different religion so using that excuse but suits me as I stay there night before and if bad weather I don't have to leave haha. Plus saves on wedding car too happy planning x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Jun 2018

Personally think it depends on whether you're religious or not...i'm an athiest so a church wasnt an option

Nicki Sheppard
Nicki Sheppard 23 Jun 2018

Why are these the only choices....Were going to a canyon because we love the outdoors & mountains.

Sam King
Sam King 23 Jun 2018

We decided to do it all in a hotel. Mostly because neither me or my partner are religious. Having it in one place saves the hassle of hiring two places, getting our guests in between them and can work out cheeper

Michaela Sharp
Michaela Sharp 25 Jun 2018

We are not religious so doing it in a gorgeous hotel. They provide a snow machine for winter weddings which is what swayed me.

Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 25 Jun 2018

I don't go to Church, so felt it wouldn't feel right (even though i'm christened) so choose a manor house type place. Go with your heart

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jun 2018

If neither of you are religious and don't attend church, you may feel less comfortable with a church ceremony and all it involves. You can't pick and choose; you have to have the hymns, prayers and readings and will probably be required to attend church for at least the banns and go to a marriage prep class/session with the reverend. Faith is important to me and I attend church regularly so it's important to me that we marry in church. My fiance does not believe in God and, despite having been christened and attending a church primary school, isn't particularly comfortable with it all. I realise it's a huge compromise for him and really appreciate it.

Alanna May
Alanna May 26 Jun 2018

Pro: Having two venues will break the day up, allow you to catch your breath when you travel from one to the other and will allow for a greater range of pictures.
Con: I don't know if it is a Catholic or C of E etc church, but we have had to do a pre-marriage course and do some extra paperwork having it in the church. Plus you will need to think about transport between the two :) Good luck!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Jun 2018

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