I hate the idea of a registry office does anyone know of any cheap venues in Leicestershire area instead for a Winter wedding? Looking to spend less than 4K for the whole wedding day so music food etc How easy is it To hire a barn from a local farmer or something?
You could probably find a local barn for the reception, but you’ll struggle to find a wedding venue with a license that charges under £4K in my opinion.. once you mention “Wedding” it gets expensive!
Try saying family party
My friends got married in a nice registry office. With just close family and then spent all the money on a huge celebration at a nice venue with music, booze and food. It was so them. But do what suits you! Maybe find a hall that does both or a really nice country pub?. Get the whole family involved to help to keep costs low. It makes the day so much more personal too.
We're at a Best Western (Oaks Hotel) for their winter wedding package, 50 day and 100 evening guests was £3113. And that's even adding different centrepieces (there's some included in the package but I wanted fishbowls instead), chair covers, and a starlight backdrop. Definitely worth looking into Best Western and some of their hotels are beautiful :)
If you want to hire a barn from a farmer ,you will need it to be licenced for a wedding. I'm getting married in my church who rents a hall for all church use, except weddings.So my Pastor has to get permission from the landlords ,and a licence from the local council. To cut cost make/print off invitations, do table decorations (eg night lights in decorated jars collected from people)yourself , hire a hall , go on internet / Hobby Crafty for decorations to decorate, find someone to make cake , family for cars. This is what we will do for ours.
We're in the same boat! Rothley Court Hotel have packages that all seem to be below £3750 for 2019 - even for peak season. Their website isn't great but they were really helpful when we called them up! Hope it helps!x
You can't get married in an unlicensed venue or your marriage will not be valid by UK law. Rothley Court is beautiful and has its own chapel. Wedding packages are very reasonable. Best to visit and ask about them rather than the website. Have known a lot of people that have got married there and have had nothing bad to say about it. Check out the Leicestershire Registry Office website for a list of licensed venues... you might be surprised.