Questions to ask your wedding venue

Category : Wedding Help, Wedding Venues

Finding your ideal venue can be difficult, but once you know that all your guests will fit it and you can imagine yourself walking up that aisle – there are a few questions worth asking before you sign on the dotted line;

  1. If you require a civil ceremony – is your venue licensed to carry out civil weddings?
  2. Will ours be the only wedding at the venue on our wedding day? I’ve came across several brides sharing a venue, if this was you – would it bother you?
  3. Is there ample parking?
  4. It’s traditional to throw confetti over the newly wedded couple – is this allowed?
  5. Are candles allowed to be lit in the reception room? What about balloons?
  6. Are there separate rooms provided for the wedding, reception, meal, evening reception, etc?
  7. Is there a room provided for the use of “bride and groom” for the day? (if your venue isn’t in a hotel – are you happy with the space?)
  8. Is there a dressing room that the bride and bridesmaids can use prior to the ceremony?
  9. Are decorations included or will you have to provide your own balloons, flowers, table decorations?
  10. Are you limited to preferred suppliers? Lots of venues are now stipulating which suppliers you can use, such as caterers or chair covers – often inflating prices and taking a cut for themselves….as Tesco constantly remind us – every penny counts…
  11. Will all who need access to the venue prior to the ceremony be granted this? Florists, chair covers etc.
  12. If children are to be invited, are there special facilities for them, for example areas where they can let off steam or highchairs for the meal or an area that can be sectioned off to allow them their own space/crèche?
  13. Do you have a room where you are able to store wedding presents until you are able to collect them and are you insured for any loss or damage to these presents?
  14. Do you have a preferred order of service (when and where do we cut the cake)?
  15. What time do you offer an alcohol license until?
  16. Can you adapt any menu packages to your own tastes?
  17. Is VAT included in all prices?

Be sure to leave a comment if you think I have missed anything important and I will update the list!


Unbelievably Beautiful Wedding Venue – Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire

Category : Wedding Venues

A couple of months back, I got up early to head to the Next sale. When it comes to Next, for myself, I can take or leave it – but for kids clothes, the sale is fantastic.

Anyway, I digress. That morning, myself and my unwashed hair walked into a Starbucks. As I walked through the door, I recognised a guy sitting at one of the tables – looking at him a few times though I had no idea where from. Then, I spotted the girl he was with, a girl I met in Australia – all of 8 years ago – crazy ole world eh! Turns out I didn’t know him at all, and only recognised him from Louise’s photos on Facebook (stalker, moi? never!).

Anyway, I digress again. Turns out she and her fiance are getting married next year at the stunning Turnberry Resort. I had never heard of it until then, and when I spotted it on Nicks site – I had to share with you too. How stunning does this venue look!

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I can’t wait to see Louise’s wedding photos – she will be a truly amazing bride!

Thanks again to Nick Kirk for sharing some of his lovely work – to see more visit

Carolyn is walking down the aisle!


Category : Carolyn & Billy, Real Weddings, Wedding Venues

On Monday they jetted off to the beautiful Lake Garda, and today with both sets of parents and their brothers by their side, Carolyn and Billy are getting married. Yipee!

A cool, calm and collected bride to be, Carolyn has orchastrated the whole event from her sunny flat in Condorrat, with the help of a dedicated wedding planner from to help avoid any pressure.

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A bride on a budget, Carolyn has certainly surpassed herself by making all the invitations, menus and placecards (did I mention I helped?) not to mention her headband and jewellery (pics will follow after the main event – but until then it remains a secret!).

The wedding takes place today, in Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda. Fingers crossed for a lovely sunny day on the Lake.

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Good luck you guys – hope you have a fantastic day.

Review Your Wedding Venue

Category : Wedding Venues

Those lovely folk over at MyScottishWedding are running a competition to win a bottle of bubbly (who doesn’t like bubbles?!?). The site offers lots of information and reviews on wedding venues throughout Scotland, regardless of location or budget. However, there are still plenty of fabulous venues without any reviews.

All you have to do to enter is submit a review of your wedding venue – doesn’t matter when the wedding was, they just want to know the details!

Getting all this info in one place will be a fantastic and invaluable source for brides to be – so what are you waiting for, go tell the world about your wedding day!

Our Wedding Venue – St Andrews in the Square


Category : Wedding Venues

When we first started looking for a wedding venue, we were bamboozled. Did we want a hotel, a castle or a picturesque field with a rather large picnic blanket?

In short, we had no idea.

On our journey, we kept an open mind and visited a range of places;

One place stood out for us, St Andrews in the Square – perfect in every way for our special day. An 18th century, grade A listed, former church in Glasgow’s merchant city, who knew such a gem was hidden in a residential square – and so close to the city centre! Take a tour and see for yourselves how amazing this hidden gem actually is (the 360 images take a few seconds to load – be patient)!

On our travels, we came across the very talented Stuart Walker. Having photographed a wedding at St Andrews in the Square recently – Stuart has kindly shared some of his work with us!


From these photos I think it’s clear to see why we loved the place so much!

What made you chose your venue? Was it love at first sight?

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