Where to start when looking for the perfect location to hold your marriage.
You have an idea, an image captured in your mind of the idyllic setting, maybe it came from the web, a magazine or the cinema. This may be focusing your choice on a particular view, an architectural style or a Tuscan landscape with perhaps a swimming pool to offer moments of relax for your guests. However as there are many venues with these features for a perfect setting you must consider factors equally important.
The capacity of the accommodation to cater for all the specifics of the gathering and the moments of difficulty, such as rain! For smaller and intimate weddings the most underrated element is considering rain, when choosing a typical family country house location. The house may accommodate comfortably all the various moments of the event, as all the guests may not reside in the main house, but how does it fare at sheltering all the poor wet guests in the event of a wet day.
There are many variables which risk to alter your budget, maybe considerably, if they are not taken into consideration when choosing your wedding location. An example is the type of ceremony – in Italy that could be ‘town hall’ for the civil ceremony¸ a ‘church’ for the religious ceremony and a ‘location’ for the symbolic ceremony – are these venues within reach of the structure you wish to choose for the reception?