As every bride and groom will know, a lot of time and effort goes into planning a wedding. Here is our list of the essentials you need to consider when planning your big day – part 1 includes wedding venue, wedding caterers, evening celebrations and wedding attire.


Addington Palace Wedding Venue is surrounded  by 163 acres of stunning Surrey countryside. Whether you are having a large or small wedding we have the ideal venue for your requirements. Our palace can offer a more intimate setting for up to 150 guests, whilst the marquee can accommodate up to 900 wedding guests. You can book Addington Palace for both your civil ceremony and wedding reception – and our wedding venue even has accommodation on-site for you and your guests.


Have you thought about whether you want a buffet or a sit-down meal at your wedding? At Addington Palace we have a highly skilled team of chefs specialising in European and Caribbean Cuisine. Complement your big day with delicious food from our accomplished wedding caterers. And don’t forget to cater for vegetarian guests and those with special requirements or allergies!


The next important decision you have to make is what you are going to do for the evening celebrations. Do you want to hire a DJ to play all your favourite songs, or will it be more personal and special for you to have a live band? This will also be the moment of your first dance as man and wife so think carefully!


There are a number of people you need to consider wedding outfits for. Firstly, you need to choose your Bridal dress. This will probably be done months in advance but remember to have a final fitting before the big day to check that everything is perfect with your dress – you don’t want any last minute disasters ruining your day.

When you have decided how many, and who your bridesmaids are going to be you will need to sort their dresses. Bridesmaid dresses can come in all different colours and styles – short or long, pastel or dark. Do you want every bridesmaid wearing the same outfit? Or are you going to co-ordinate them in different styles or colours? Do you have a Maid of Honour and want them to be dressed differently? Do you have a flower girl who will need to be co-ordinated with the wedding party?

Now that the women are sorted there is also consideration of the suit for the Groom and Grooms men. Have you got a wedding theme that needs to be addressed? Do they have a colour scheme they have to match?


We will post part 2 of the wedding checklist of things you need to consider when planning your wedding later this month. In the meantime carefully consider these big decisions we have discussed above.

If you need to find out more about our exclusive Surrey wedding venue ‘Addington Palace’ call us on 020 8662 5000 to arrange an appointment to look around. Alternatively fill in our enquiry form to receive our wedding venue brochure.