If you’re planning an Asian wedding, it’s likely that you’re inviting a large number of guests, which means that you’re going to need a venue with a large capacity and plenty of catering staff to keep everyone fed, while still maintaining a sense of spectacle and glamour.
Lots of the same principles apply as when choosing any other kind of wedding venue, but here are some top tips, as well as some popular picks from around the country.
Things to Consider
The first thing to consider is how many people will be coming to the wedding, and with Asian weddings generally tending to be large affairs, it’s likely that you’ll be in need of somewhere on the larger side.
The last thing that you want is for all your guests to feel cramped and claustrophobic, so make a rough guest list (as best you can) before starting to narrow down venues.
The key is to find a location that’s easily accessible for all of your guests, especially if you’ve got guests traveling from across the country.
This is even more important if you’re going to be having relatives flying from overseas, so think carefully about the logistics and how far they’re going to have to travel from the airport.
Always speak to the management at a venue to ensure that they’ve had experience dealing with Asian weddings in the past.
According to Sonas Couture, who help thousands of Asian couples to prepare for their big day: “You could find the wedding venue of your dreams, but if you turn up on the day to find out they’ve never hosted an Asian wedding before, they could well be out of their depth and it could really let the day down.”
Below are just some of the great venues across the country which we know have got excellent experience delivering memorable Asian weddings, although it’s obviously just a starting point, and there are sure to be many more in your local area.
Grand Connaught Rooms, London
The Grand Connaught Rooms is one of the best Asian wedding venues in London, with beautiful crystal chandeliers, magnificent arched ceilings, and an Art Deco charm.
They can host about 550 dinner guests and up to 1,000 for drinks and, best of all, it’s close by to Holborn and Covent Garden Underground stations and only about an hour away from Heath row if you have guests coming from overseas.
Vermilion, Greater Manchester
With a large capacity of up to 800 guests, Vermilion in Manchester is also known for its hi-tech extras which really help you to make the day your own.
They have large video screens and projectors to allow you to perhaps display messages or videos, and a full lighting and sound system for any entertainment that you’ve got planned.
Chateau Impney, Worcestershire
One of the largest wedding venues in the Midlands, Chateau Impney is also known for specializing in South Asian and Indian weddings.
As well as being absolutely huge, it’s within easy reach of major cities in the area such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Leicester.