You’ve been dreaming of this moment since you were young — saying the magical words: “I do.” It’s a moment that’s cherished by not only the bride and groom, but their closest family and friends as well. Due to the importance of the big day, you need to make sure you have the perfect venue for the event.
The first step when deciding where to host the wedding, is research. You search the web in hopes to find inspiration, guidance, and knowledge on every venue that sparks your interest. A weekend of luxury is in your sights and you want to make sure you consider all factors before making a decision on the venue.
You’re in luck! Here’s the 5 must-haves for a luxurious wedding weekend:
1. Country Backdrop
It’s no secret that country theme weddings are continuing to rise in popularity. They provide a level of character and individuality that is unmatched. Couples, now more than ever, desire destination weddings that add a layer of isolation and privacy for their intimate event. Not having to worry about nearby neighbours or businesses is a huge perk and limits potential interruptions. Country weddings also provide beautiful backdrops for photos that are truly one of a kind.
2. Spa Days
No matter how you prepare for you big day, planning and executing it is a stressful process. Not to mention, the day of is tiresome. There’s no better way to recover from the emotional roller coaster that is your wedding weekend than with a few days at the spa. Between facials, massages, manicures, and pedicures, you will feel revived, rejuvenated, and replenished. It also allows for you to treat the bridesmaids and groomsmen to a relaxing experience.
3. Fine Cuisine
One of the most, if not the most important decision, when planning your wedding will be what food is served. If you want your guests to be blown away by the cuisine, do your research to see what types of food will fit the theme of your wedding. Ask yourself, how can I add the “wow” factor with our cuisine? It’s also critical to experience the cuisine on the premises and discuss the available options prior to your wedding. Something to note: It helps to have a world-renowned chef at the helm!
4. Historic Atmosphere
Every wedding is its own fairy tale. Add to your story by selecting a venue with a historic past. Not only will you avoid the clichés of modernistic environments, you’ll be able to intertwine the history of the venue with your experience. Your guests will be intrigued by the details of the venue and make great talking points for friends and family alike. A historic venue will also provide a unique take on photo and videography throughout the ceremony and reception.
The luxurious experience for you and your guests doesn’t have to stop after the reception. Stellar accommodations are critical to making sure everyone is comfortable throughout the wedding weekend, especially if you have attendees from out of town. An insider tip you may not think about is to put the room costs on a credit card that maximizes travel rewards. It would make for a great contribution to the honeymoon, especially if you can hit a sign-up bonus!
Every factor involved in planning your luxury wedding weekend is influenced by not only your wants and needs, but creating an extravagant guest experience as well. We hope this list helps to hone in on some of the finer details of the wedding planning process to ensure you have a luxury experience!
Langdon Hall offers four separate wedding venues, all elegantly appointed, with stunning views. Explore all the property has to offer for your special day.