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    • stranger23
      CommentAuthorstranger23
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 27th 2010
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    I really dont want to get married in the local registry offices as they hold bad memories for me but i cant find any where what cheap enough for us to get married in, ive only got about £200 to pay for the room hire as we are trying to do our wedding with just £1000 im about ready to give up ive spent hours surfing the net trying to find somewhere nice but everywhere is so expensive the only venue ive found that is cheap enough the wedding co-ordinator turned into a cow when we said we only wanted a civil ceremony not the whole shebang
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    • Goff
      CommentAuthorGoff
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 27th 2010
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    Did she say you couldnt have your wedding there if you didnt have the whole hog?

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    • Suzi
      CommentAuthorSuzi
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 27th 2010
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    So are you just looking at having a civil ceremony somewhere then hun? Without a reception? x

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    • ohfiddles
      CommentAuthorohfiddles
      Getting married in 8 months
      Posted: Mar 27th 2010
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    i have a bit of the same porblem. i have managed to find somewhere near me with no venue hire, as long as we eat there. xxx
    where you live near hunny we will help to look xxx
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    • stranger23
      CommentAuthorstranger23
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    no she didnt say we couldnt do it but her attitude stank wasnt friendly at all when she heard we wasnt doing the reception there, yer were just looking at having the ceremony as our reception were going clubbing. Im in the northamptonshire area i think ive probably looked at every venue around here with no joy
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    • Goff
      CommentAuthorGoff
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 27th 2010
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    Here's a few places you might look for that are usually pretty cheap:

    Local authority buildings - more often than not your LA have buildings that are licensed for marriage that you might not be aware of - call them and ask!

    Pubs!! - There are some that have lovely gardens and great function rooms - they will also do your catering cheap! Take a look around, see what there is

    Village Halls - are there any near you?? You can usually get them fairly cheap

    Sports clubs - rugby clubs, sailing clubs etc etc - these often have a room you might be able to hire.

    The national trust - they have some fabulous houses and mansions that are licensed for civil ceremonies - give them a call!


    I know that covers reception ideas too but thought it might help x

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    • mrs linda greer 21/8
      CommentAuthormrs linda greer 21/8
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 27th 2010
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    have you looked at maybe getting like a church hall, guide hall or bowling club or something like that and just getting some decorations i know a church hall i was going to get wanted £100 for the hall some bowling clubs near me charge like £50 for the hall hope you find somewhere you like xx
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    • GEORGINA
      CommentAuthorGEORGINA
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    may sound silly, but you can get a licnece for alomost anywhere! which is how people come to have weddings in gardens................................. anyone got a nice garden?? you could go "shabby chic" and find as many different chairds from peoples houses as possible, or bring your own chair! (a wedding with a diference) or find out prices of hiring a marquee have the ceremony in there, and then the night do too, (did you watch married, single, other? - they had a "big top" in the park all trimmed up with ballons and buntin) all you would need then is someone who is licenced to preorm marriages, i would say have a proper look on the internet at how to do go about doing this, and how long something like this would take!

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    ohhhhhhh supplier good ideas

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    • Kelley
      CommentAuthorKelley
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    theres the orangery is whittlebury park which is nice. is it just the actual wedding your looking for or some where to have both because some places will waiver the ceremony charge if you have the reception there. x
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    • stranger23
      CommentAuthorstranger23
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    I just want the ceremony as were clubbing for our reception :) ive looked into whittlebury park and its to much for us to afford it, ive also looked at pubs and hotels found a few im waiting to hear back from with prices, the marquee idea is a good one i will look into that will have the choice of where we want then will have to see how much a licence would be and how long it takes to sort out
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    • stranger23
      CommentAuthorstranger23
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Think we might have found our venue!! rugby registry office we had gone the other way round our town looking at close registry offices but they were not any good then i suddenly thought about rugby plus we could have more guests for less money :) i wished they were open today so i could speak to them and get it all sorted this could be the start of a very happy me :)
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    • Hoxxyhula
      CommentAuthorHoxxyhula
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Brilliant. Fingers crossed for you!

    Are you going to be wearing a wedding dress? How fab to go clubbing in one!
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    • mrs pinkalice
      CommentAuthormrs pinkalice
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    thats great news i hope it goes ok!

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    • stranger23
      CommentAuthorstranger23
      Got married 9 years ago
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    no im getting an evening gown for the ceremony and wearing clubbing gear for the evening will have a veil in the evening tho so people know im the bride think clubbing in a wedding dress would be to hot and it might get damaged. we cant afford a wedding dress anyway and are being a bit backwards as my partner helped me choose the evening gown and the clubbing wear is the secret
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    • Kelley
      CommentAuthorKelley
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Haha! that sounds brilliant! im going to post a link to your wall which has lovely gowns, i got my wedding dress for £170!
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    • CommentAuthorButterflyDreamer
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Im struggling to find an affordable venue that will do Ceremony, reception and Party afterwards as ideally everything needs to be in the same place so there isnt too much faffing with driving everywhere. I have alot of people who are going to be travelling long distance to come to the wedding and i dont think its fair on guests having to travel once they are down. Im actually getting quite down about it, i know ive got like 2 years but everywhere gets booked up so quickly. :( xx
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    • CommentAuthorButterflyDreamer
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Oh and a venue that will accomidate more guests in the evening as i dont want many people at the actual wedding/Reception x
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    • MRST
      CommentAuthorMRST
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    what about a bowling club or a place like that? if you go onto your local council website it will tell you places that have a licence to marry x
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Remember to include the cost of the registrar coming to the venue in your budget... can cost a lot depending on the area. Venues can also be cheaper midweek or off season (in winter).

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    • Jadeybabes
      CommentAuthorJadeybabes
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    butterflyDreamer - im exactly in the same position.want a nice venue but on the cheaper side and that has everything under one roof.i've been looking at hotels mostly as they tend to do alot of packages.x
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    • CupCake
      CommentAuthorCupCake
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Butterflydreamer ( love the name by the way ) I am getting married and having the recption in a smallish village hotel out near Twycross Zoo. We are having a late 4pm wedding, no formal wedding breakfast just a really nice hot buffet for about 50, then they are topping it up later for the other guests. It's been a God send as we can just give them our budget for food and they tell us what they can do for it. the whole thing is costing less than 2k ... go for smaller places that do civil ceremonies, as you can get ready at the hotel so no car needs to be paid for either which is another massive saving!! good luck on your search xx

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    • CommentAuthorButterflyDreamer
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Thanks ladies, its just me being fussy i guess as im soo intent on my wedding running smoothly! I have looked at a couple of hotels but they dont seem to say anything about catering for evening do's after the whole wedding/reception thing. I think we may have to change the wedding date which is ashame our original date just seemed so perfect. Thankyou so much for the advice its nice to know how kind people are on here :) xx
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    • CommentAuthorButterflyDreamer
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Thankyou cupcake. xx
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    If you want a venue ask what they can do! All the places I looked at provided both (apart from the ones where it was just evening)

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    • CommentAuthorButterflyDreamer
      Posted: Mar 28th 2010
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    Thankyou Dove x
 
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