You’ve met the one, they’ve got down on one knee and popped the question and now you’re busy planning your big day.
However, with the average cost of a UK wedding now estimated at a rather steep £27,000, finding a way to cut costs would surely be a godsend.
Although you’ll still have to fork out on your dream dress and that all-important cake, pub chain Wetherspoons has come to the rescue with its bargain all-inclusive wedding package.
The chain, which has around 1,000 locations in the UK, is licensed to carry out weddings at one of its pubs. And its fair to say they’re offering a pretty good deal.
Costing £4,500, the package includes a three-course meal or buffet for 100 guests, wine, a wedding planner, flowers, table decorations and a live DJ.
It’s currently only available at one branch of Wetherspoons, but it’s a pretty fancy one.
Not the most obvious wedding venue, but it worked really well. The party after in this large pub was superb. A great day/night.
The Knights Templar pub on Chancery Lane, London, is housed in a grand converted banking hall that dates back to the 12th century and has two floors with a grand mezzanine-level balcony.
The interior is stylish, and there are even chandeliers.
The happy couple will get exclusive use of the venue on the day of their wedding, as they say their vows in front of 100 close friends and family members.
In the evening, an additional 200 guests can raise a toast to the newlyweds and party the night away till closing time.
If you plan to say your “I dos” on a Saturday, you’ll be allowed to stay until 1am on Sunday.
If you’re marrying on a Sunday, you’ll be asked to leave by 12.30am – although children have to leave by 9.30pm on both days.
You will need to budget around £300 to pay the register separately, though.
Some people have already tied the knot in the pub, and by all accounts, they had a brilliant day.
One happy couple said on TripAdvisor: “Not the most obvious wedding venue, but it worked really well.”
They added: “The ceremony was on a balcony overlooking the rest of the pub. The food for the wedding breakfast was typical Wetherspoons, but it was plentiful and wholesome.”
The review concluded: “The party after in this large pub was superb. A great day/night.”
If you fancy saying “I do” at ‘Spoons, call the pub on 020 7831 2660 to check availbility.
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