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Wedding venues - Essex

Postby bab_whu on Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:49 pm

Recently popped the question and looking for nice (but not extortionate) venues in Essex. Budget £10k - £15k. Any tips/ideas much appreciated.
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Postby Big George on Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:52 pm

bab_whu wrote:Recently popped the question and looking for nice (but not extortionate) venues in Essex. Budget £10k - £15k. Any tips/ideas much appreciated.


where in Essex?
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Postby bab_whu on Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:57 pm

Open to anywhere but based in Gidea Park - so the closer the better.
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Postby sendô on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:04 pm

bab_whu wrote:Budget £10k - £15k. Any tips/ideas much appreciated.

Yeah, don't spend £15k on a wedding.

Seriously.

I've been engaged for over 3 years now. We've viewed a few wedding venues, and been guests at plenty of others. Every one the newlyweds spent £15k+, some as much as £30k. Every single one of them has since confided that they wish now that they hadn't spent so much.

I'm planning to do a small registry office do, maybe next year, with just family and a couple of close friends, and then hire a hall in the evening for a party. Budget will be a couple of grand, £5k max. Including stag/hen (most of the budget).
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Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:29 pm

Get married abroad, and have a party when you get back.
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Postby EastBrisHammer on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:32 pm

I got married in Vegas and it cost around £500 including dress hire (for my wife not me). We spent the rest of the money on a six week honeymoon traveling around California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. It was the best six weeks of our lives and I still have very fond memories. We didn't want to come home.

As for venues in Essex...no idea as I no longer live in that part of the world but I imagine there will be loads of decent places around.
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Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:35 pm

^^^ That's the way to do it mate.
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Postby Mega Ron on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:53 pm

We did have an expensive wedding for those sorts of figures but I would recommend saving the cash for your married life.

The Vegas option would be great.
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Postby ironstu on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:05 pm

I'm in the same boat, looking at venues at the moment. A few options:

High House (Althorne)
Pontlands Park (Chelmsford)
That Amazing Place (Harlow)

Look at all the golf clubs, over my way there's Three Rivers, Stockbrook Manor, Crondon Park.

Going to the Pontlands Park wedding show on Sunday...the joys.
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Postby vmixture on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:11 pm

We got married in Greece, organised the whole thing ourselves.

Was a bit of a pain in the arse to organise (but also fun), we saved a bucket load of cash and had a few relatives and close friends in attendance. As we had been to the same hotel for the 2 years previously we had some locals who were able to help and they also made up the numbers for the evening event which was a barbecue and live music bash.

Could never understand why anyone would spend so much on a single day, especially as they are unlikely to remember a lot of it.
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Postby DasNutNock on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:20 pm

The more you spend on your wedding, the happier your marriage will be. Simple as that. You'll have ten times more happiness if you spend £50k than if you spend £5k.
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Postby hammerdivone on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:06 pm

The same principle applies to kitchens, the more money you spend the better the food tastes
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Postby Hammersfaniow on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:07 pm

DasNutNock wrote:The more you spend on your wedding, the happier your marriage will be. Simple as that. You'll have ten times more happiness if you spend £50k than if you spend £5k.



Bow locks. Each and every wedding is different, it’s what you make it and how happy you make each other. Peter Andre’s wedding to Jordan cost them about 1.5m. Mine cost 15k. I’m sure they’re not infinitely happier together than we are
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Postby DasNutNock on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:12 pm

Hammersfaniow wrote:Bow locks. Each and every wedding is different, it’s what you make it and how happy you make each other. Peter Andre’s wedding to Jordan cost them about 1.5m. Mine cost 15k. I’m sure they’re not infinitely happier together than we are


Of course they aren't - 1500000/15000 = 100. So they're 100 times happier than you are, not infinitely happier.
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Postby DasNutNock on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:14 pm

Also, you're not very good at detecting sarcasm.
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Postby DasNutNock on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:16 pm

IMO, you should go foreign. Get out of this ****hole of a country and go somewhere lovely. That way, you get to cut right down on the guest list and you're already part of the way on your honeymoon.

Save the spends for a honeymoon, not the wedding.
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Postby Hammersfaniow on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:19 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Also, you're not very good at detecting sarcasm.



Oh, really ?? 8-)

I agree about spending loads on the honeymoon though, it’s a must
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Postby 3times on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:28 pm

I know a very good caterer if you need one.

Although it was 24 years ago our total for the wedding inc honeymoon in the US and Jamaica cost about £8k.

This was with 120 at the sit down and another 100 in the evening.

It was mainly the wife that wanted it, I was happy to get married abroad.
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Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:30 pm

We got married in Mauritius, beach front honeymoon apartment for 2 weeks, plus all the wedding stuff, big BBQ on the beach, to feed 20 guests etc came to about £7000 in total, the friends and family that wanted to or could afford to come paid for themselves.

£7000ish for a wedding and honeymoon was money well spent in my eyes.

Party when we got back in nice village hall was under £1000

Would recommend anyone to consider going abroad to get wed.
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Postby DasNutNock on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:34 pm

3times wrote:I know a very good caterer if you need one.

Although it was 24 years ago our total for the wedding inc honeymoon in the US and Jamaica cost about £8k.

This was with 120 at the sit down and another 100 in the evening.

It was mainly the wife that wanted it, I was happy to get married abroad.


Average uk house price in 1993 was £51k. Now £209k, so going by that measure, your £8k wedding would now be a £32k celebration.
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