We'll shoe you your ideal wedding venue!

Are you aware of the relationship between a bride's footwear and the venue the couple will choose to say their vows? Your choice of footwear says a lot about you -  your wedding shoes can make or break your outfit. Your chosen shoes can change the way you will feel on your day, they'll represent your personality and sense of style without needing to utter a word. And your wedding venue will do the same.

Your venue needs to convey you and your partner's relationship, demonstrate to friends and family the values you consider important. Every aspect of your wedding needs to demonstrate your commitment to one another through the wedding choices you decide, representing an understanding and respect of each other's tastes.

The pressure to find the ideal venue (just like the perfect wedding shoe) can be enormous. There are many considerations - location, price, reflection of personalities, menus, licencing hours, music restrictions, noise restrictions, convenience, size - the list goes on and on.

To off-load some of this initial stress, take our simple test. Look at the pictures of wedding shoes below and we will advise as to which venues most suit the people who choose a particular type and style of shoe. Go on  - you'll be amazed!


Style A


Style B


Style C



Your shoe and venue choice outcome!

Style A

Great choice! These shoes are flamboyant, girly and likely to drive magpies bonkers! Accessories and attention to detail are you thing! You like to co-ordinate your attire and make sure something sparkles - be it a pair of stunning earrings, a detailed bracelet or a pair of fabulous statement shoes - you know how to set your look perfectly. And you expect the same from everything else too.

Venue wise - I can imagine you're struggling to find a venue that offers all the detail you require and is of course, a show-stealing, crowd pleaser. This venue has to offer the ultimate wow factor. Ultimately the place must guarantee the perfect memory and ensure your guests are thoroughly in awe of your day and the considerations you have placed to create such an amazing day! We think you ought to consider this incredible venue:


Solent Forts, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth


Ariel view of No Man's Fort in the Solent, Portsmouth

Perfect venue for creating a memorable entrance!

Solent Forts is the A list of venues. You and your guest will arrive by boat to this phenomenal destination which is essentially a floating, private island. First built as part of the seventeenth century sea defences for Portsmouth Harbour, now it is a highly unusual hotel conversion with state of the art modern features belying it's original Victorian structure. Your guests can relax in luxury making the most of the views and enjoying the sauna, games room, rooftop hot pool, firepit and luxury bedroom suites. Oh and there's a helipad if you need one too!



Star gaze in the Atrium or use it for more unusual purposes!

Cars are just a little to mundane for No Man's Fort ....


Style B

You old romantic you! You are a Wordsworth dreamer, a lover of all that is delicate, traditional and elegant. Your shoe choice says so much about the way you view life - gentle with a hint of quaint, never brash or garish with occasional veering to the sentimental. Your ideal venue will be the pastoral idyll with grace and a tranquil air.  Space for your guests to relax and immerse themselves into your day will also be a consideration. Your venue needs to reflect the timeless, enduring qualities of love and the sincerity of emotion you feel to your partner. Look below for our venue suggestion:


Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Aerial view of Hengrave Hall and it's stunning grounds


Closer view of the beautiful Tudor hall 


Hengrave Hall is simply gorgeous. Found in the Suffolk countryside, you are immediately removed from the real world and transported into an entirely private, dream-like environment. Full of history and character, Hengrave Hall has its own beautiful chapel in which you can be wed. Or choose to say your vows within they stately rooms if you would like a civil ceremony. All weddings held here are tailored for your personal requirements. Should you require a larger party, the Long Gallery with its stunning chandeliers can host 140 people or create an intimate and private wedding, making the most of the charming rooms. 

Imagine holding your wedding breakfast in this Tudor hall....

Just one of the four reception rooms you can choose for your ceremony


Style C

The bride with a difference! You see the world from a slightly different angle to others and whilst every couple are looking for something tailored to their needs, you are looking for something as unique as you. Your wedding shoe choice points to the unobvious, the quirky and mischievous side in you. You don't view marriage in an conventional manner but more as the start to a fantastic and fun journey with your best friend - both of whom are fortunate enough to be in love with the other. Your shoes and venue have to demonstrate your lust for life, the vigour and energy you bring to the world. You want your guests to have a ball celebrating your day with you and we think the choice below will be perfect for the two of you ....

Cley Windmill The Quay, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

The beautiful Norfolk skies and a rather unusual wedding venue!