Aisle of Dreams: Finding the Perfect Match in Wedding Venues

13 June 2024

The gorgeous venue you select sets the tone and provides the backdrop for one of the most important days of your life.

Aisle of Dreams: Finding the Perfect Match in Wedding Venues

Selecting the best wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you and your fiance will make when planning your wedding day. The gorgeous venue you select sets the tone and provides the backdrop for one of the most important days of your life. Even if you get everything else right, if your Auckland venue is wrong, your dream day might not be as dreamy as you’d hoped. 

Consider These Qualities As You Search For Your Perfect Venue

Where do you start? Here are a few factors to think about:

Location And Accessibility. When looking at the various venues you can choose from, also think about the guests you’re going to invite and how easy it’ll be for them to make it to your wedding. Venues near transportation hubs can make it easier for people who live far away to reach your wedding on time.

Venue Capacity And Layout. Be sure that the venue you choose is big enough for your wedding. Think about how many people are on your guest list, as well as other factors that may take up space such as large pieces of decor or a live band if you’re hiring one. It’s vital that your venue has ample space so that everyone can comfortably enjoy the event without being cramped or crowded. 

However, this doesn’t mean that you should go too far in the other direction, either - venues that are too large can make your wedding feel sparse and empty. Try to find a good fit for your unique celebration. 

Ambience And Style. While you can personalise your wedding venue with decor to reflect your and your fiance’s style, the overall atmosphere of the venue will still heavily impact your day. Please pay attention to the ambience and style of the venue and be sure it matches the vibe that you’re going for.

Look at both the indoor and outdoor options of your venue and discuss with your fiance whether you want a sophisticated indoor wedding or a classic outdoor wedding. 

Amenities And Catering. As anyone knows, food and beverages are a significant part of any celebration. Speak to your venue’s team about catering options and other amenities that are important to you.

Transparency In Costs. Weddings can be expensive, so staying savvy with your budget is a must when choosing any part of your celebration. Ensure that your venue gives you a clear breakdown of all the costs you’ll be charged if you choose them. It’s essential that you understand the fees before you hire a venue so that you can budget accordingly. 

Wedding Packages. Some venues offer packages that include comprehensive services to enrich your special day, as well as make it easier to plan. Before choosing any venue, be sure you check out what particular packages they have available. 

For example, at The Brigham, we offer wedding packages and pop-up wedding packages. We encourage you to look through these offerings to see if they align with your vision; they could be an easy and effective way to make your day even more excellent.

Reputation And Reviews. Don’t just look at what the venue team has to say about the venue - always look at client reviews to get a feel of their general reputation. You can conveniently check a venue’s reputation by performing a Google search on them and then reading through their Google Business Profile, which will appear alongside regular results. This only takes a minute or two, and you’ll be able to see all of the things that past patrons have to say. Knowing a venue’s reputation may help you make your decision, especially if you’re already on the fence. 

Visit The Venue In Person. Your choice of Auckland wedding venue is extremely important, so you’ll want to visit the venue in person to see if online photos really do it justice. Visit your potential venue and picture your wedding in your head - does it feel like a wonderful dream, or is it not quite right?

Trust Your Instincts. Sometimes, we just have a feeling of what’s right or wrong. If you visit your venue and you feel that it’s perfect, then it might be the one-and-only venue for you. Trust your instincts and listen to what your heart says.

Finding The Best Auckland Wedding Venue For Your Big Day

Here at The Brigham, we’re absolutely thrilled to have helped make so many weddings special. Along with having stunning spaces for you to hold your wedding, we also have connections with various providers such as florists, photographers, cake decorators, musicians and more. We’ll help take some of the stress out of planning, allowing you to simply focus on celebrating this incredible milestone in your life.

Would you like to talk? Call us on 09 416-7369 or use our website's contact page; we’d be delighted to discuss your upcoming wedding. You deserve a perfect wedding; let us at The Brigham help.

Opening Hours

Wednesday - Sunday
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9.00am - 3.00pm

Open for functions 7 days
(by prior arrangement)


164 Brigham Creek Road,
Hobsonville, Auckland 0618,
New Zealand

P: 09 416-7369
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M: 021 035-2486