This wedding planning business is harder than I thought. We are yet to find the perfect venue, in fact, many possible venues. There are a few stunning castles and stately homes nearby but, apart from being over-budget, I'm not sure that they feel very 'us'. I found a gorgeous little cricket pavillion that was supposedly available for hire so we got in the car last weekend to go and find it, joking on the way that the photo I had seen was probably posted online in 1991 and that it wouldn't be there anymore. We found the spot and it actually had been knocked down. Not in 1997 or something though. Literally only months ago! There are now plans up on the gate and a half-built modern-looking sports hall in its place. Gutted!
LITTLE UPDATE: The cricket club does still exist! I take it all back. We had another search when we were driving through the area and found it tucked away down a little road. We had a sneaky nose through the windows but too small for wedding.
Onto the next I guess! I have a list of places that might be worth a Google or a visit (partly thanks to the brides-to-be in the 'You and Your Wedding' forums -thanks girls!). I am also going to add some relevant tags to this post and, you never know, someone may read this and point us in the direction of our perfect reception venue! We are looking in the Northumberland, Tyne Valley and North Cumbria areas so if anyone has any ideas at all, let me know!
My Storeyshop orders are all finished for the week so I have been doing a little bit of wedding inspiration gathering (my new term for shopping) on Etsy. There are so many nice things. I am looking forward to sorting out a venue so I can just think about the little bits and bobs.
Look at these gorgeous butterfly garlands by pandawithcookie. They would look stunning in a white marquee with candles or fairy lights...