More and more people are eschewing the big white wedding in favour or something smaller, perhaps a little simpler, and far more intimate. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at the top three reasons for choosing an intimate venue…

Seriously romantic vibes

Consider these two different scenarios. At the first, you’re getting married in a huge hotel, there are non-wedding guests milling about and so your areas of access are limited. Your guest list has spiralled and there are people at your wedding who you barely recognise.
In the second scenario, you have the entire venue to yourself, decorated as you see fit. When you look into the crowd of faces you feel genuinely heart warmed as your eyes skim along each of your carefully chosen guests. We’re not saying you can’t have a romantic wedding at a huge hotel with hundreds of guests, but it’s probably easier to achieve an intimate vibe with a smaller venue and fewer guests.

An edited guest list

Speaking of guests, if you choose a smaller wedding venue it usually means you choose a smaller guest list. This means you get to exchange vows in front of the people you care about most in the world. And later on? You get to party with them too! So instead of having to make small talk with your great aunt once removed that you’ve only met once in your life, you get to spend quality time with only your absolute nearest and dearest.
The memories and photographs from your special day will have such meaning behind them and you’ll be able to think back on the day fondly forever – as opposed to squinting at your photographs trying to work out who that man third from the back row is.

Save money for other adventures

The average cost of a UK wedding is now £17,913. Is it just us or is that figure crazy? Fortunately, in many instances a smaller venue – and an edited guest list – means less expense. For example, our packages start from just £950. The upshot? You’ll have more money in the bag for other adventures! Perhaps you’ll go off on an epic honeymoon or even take an extended trip to see the world together. Maybe you could put the money down on a house deposit and start building your own little nest together. Or maybe it would be nice to just have a chunk in the bank for a rainy day.

If you’re interested in having an intimate wedding, take a look at our available packages and swoon over our gorgeous gallery featuring all the seriously romantic ceremonies and receptions we’ve been proud to host over the years. We would love to have a chat and help plan your intimate wedding at Lower barns! Please give me a call on 01726 844881 or email janie@lowerbarns.co.uk.

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