A London Pub Wedding is it the venue for you and your Wedding Day
Is a pub a possible venue for your Big day, maybe it should be?
The venue for your wedding reception is probably one of the first decisions you will make. The wedding venue is the one place where you will finally get to sit down, have something to eat, have the speeches, your first dance and then proceed to dance the night away. This is where some of the most memorable parts of the day will happen, second only to the ceremony.
A pub wedding is not always the first, obvious choice since there are so many options and alternatives, with an option for every wallet and preference.
When it comes to Weddings and choosing whether a pub wedding is for you, there are obvious upsides.
An upside can be the cost of a pub Wedding especially in London, making it the difference between a venue that suits you and choosing what you can afford. Pubs as with any venue cover the entire price range, however they can be excellent value for your money and add something special in the bargain. As a wedding venue, pubs cover a very broad spectrum, from the smaller intimate venue where a small group of friends and family can sit down together and enjoy a meal, with good company and a festive atmosphere, to the larger pubs that cater to bigger weddings accommodating, in some cases, over 100 guests and with all the expected extras, whilst still retaining a certain pub feeling.
It’s also less stressful to have everything sorted out at one venue, rather than having to find a venue for the ceremony, then another venue for afterwards, sorting out catering, drinks, chairs and tables, and liaising with up to ten different people for all of this! Some pubs also offer rooms for the night, so family travelling in for the wedding have somewhere convenient to spend the night without worrying that they will have to drive somewhere else after a few drinks or late at night. They can relax and enjoy themselves, making the most of your special day.
A smaller pub will offer you a cosy, familiar atmosphere with staff that you can get to know well prior to the ceremony and a larger, well known pub, such as The Trafalgar Tavern will offer you the entire range of professional services you would expect from the more mainstream wedding venues such as a hotels and established wedding venues. The Brownswood is perhaps a nice example of a smaller pub, offering the first floor for special events, with broad open windows that open up in Summer to let in the warm summer breeze, as cold champagne is served and glasses raised.
An example of a pub that is evolving and growing, becoming more than just a simple pub is The Lamb Tavern, situated in the heart of Leadenhall market. The Lamb Tavern pub is a great venue suitable for a pub wedding. The pub has a dining room, mezzanine and the Lamb Tavern itself, while offering an a la carte menu for that intimate meal.
So whether it’s an outdoor space or a grand space for dinner and dancing, a pub wedding can be more than a wedding at a pub, it can be whatever you want it to be.
Each pub, as all venues, will work differently, offering you a service that is their own, with some even catering to niche sectors of the market. Some will rent out the entire pub while others will have a separate space set aside just for your event. It is always a good idea to check how much privacy you will have if a floor or room is set aside for you.
Many pubs will have a special menu and may even have a a wide option that you may not expect from a pub, this means many pub wedding venues are happy to cater their menu to you and your wedding day. Often this will mean that the usual pub fare is set aside for something special, unless that is what you had in mind.
The fact that there are many pubs that are now registered for civil wedding ceremonies, means you no longer have to worry about how you will be getting all your guests to the venue after the ceremony, the only problem you may have is getting them to leave the bar behind for the ceremony.
A Pub wedding is not only a solution for your city wedding. There are also many great country pubs that cater for weddings, opening a whole range of options, with so many country pub wedding venues having outdoor areas with beautiful views and ample space for a ceremony or afternoon drinks.
Pub Weddings can be just what the doctor ordered, with so many options and choices perhaps the idea is a simple one, or not.
Have you thought about a pub wedding ?