Tips for the Best Wedding

Everyone wants their wedding to be perfect and Northern Warwickshire is the perfect venue on every level. Here we share our tips on how to make your wedding truly special.

Set your budget and stick to it.Wedding websites and magazines will inspire you with latest trends in dresses, menus and favours – it’s so easy to get carried away. As soon as you start to plan your big day be clear on what your budget is, break it down into items such as dresses, suits, venue & catering, photographer, invitations, honeymoon. Don’t forget to include all those things that may seem like little extras – hair and make-up, entertainment, decorations, wedding favours… need we go on!

Be prepared – it’s not just for boy scouts! Most of us can’t afford a wedding planner but there are several online websites which can help you with everything from to-do lists, managing your guest list and even etiquette for table plans. Our venues will also be happy to help you with local suppliers. For instance did you know that Atherstone and Coleshill each have several wedding dress shops? And we have loads to do for Hen and Stag Dos too!

Location, location, location. No, we haven’t over-dosed on Phil and Kirsty but do think about where your guests are coming from. This might affect where you hold your wedding as well as the time of day. Northern Warwickshire is perfectly positioned at the heart of the country making it easy for your guests to get here. We’re at the heart of the motorway network with the M6, M42 and M69; we have direct trains to Nuneaton, Atherstone and Coleshill from London, Birmingham, Crewe and all parts of the country; and we’re only a short drive from either Birmingham or East Midlands Airports.

Your wedding really is about you. It sounds obvious but your wedding should be about who you and your partner really are, what you like and where you will feel comfortable. Think about what type of venue will feel right – are you history buffs so that a historic castle or hall will set the scene? Perhaps a rural idyll escape like can host your fairytale. Intrepid adventurous types may prefer a zoo venue. Or a contemporary hotel can offer a complete package including relaxing spa facilities ensuring your day goes without a hitch.

Whichever you are, we’re sure that our wedding venues across Northern Warwickshire can make your day utterly memorable so browse below to see which is the one for you.

We also have some great Hen and Stag do ideas!

10 free things to do in Northern Warwickshire

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Northern Warwickshire’s Cycling Country

Warwickshire is proud to have hosted a stage in the Ovo Women’s Cycle Tour for 3 years in a row – we certainly have some fine cycling country whatever your level of cycling proficiency. If you like to potter around away from traffic our country parks are ideal. Try…

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Historic days out in Northern Warwickshire

Henry Tudor’s restover before the Battle of Bosworth, an important Roman fort town & Boudica’s last stand, the Elizabethan centre of literary activity, the Sir Robert Peel Museum and George Eliot’s inspiration are just some of the historical places of importance that you visit in North Warwickshire.

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Family days out in Northern Warwickshire

Burn off some energy at our country parks or stroll along the peaceful Coventry or Fazeley canals? Whether you love books, adventure or animals we have some fantastic places for you to visit in North Warwickshire.

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Uncover George Eliot Country

“Unconventional”, “unorthodox”, descriptions of one of the leading nineteenth century authors Mary Ann Evans, known as George Eliot and born in Nuneaton; drawing on her early life here in rural Warwickshire her themes and characters are just as relevant today as then….

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Sporty trips in Northern Warwickshire

Road racers or easy trails? Tee off at the Belfry? Wakeboarding, waterskiing or open water swimming? Or a take a stroll that’ll give you insights into fascinating local history. North Warwickshire can cater for all tastes.

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10 ideas for a rainy day

Let’s face it, England is famous for rainy days so we have it covered. 1 Have fun inside at the swimming pools in – Atherstone Leisure Complex, Pingles Nuneaton or Lea Marston hotel 2 Nuneaton’s Art Gallery & Museum showcases fine art, local history and galleries…

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