Although I've focused on weddings here, these venues would be suitable for any family ceremony - vow renewal, baby naming, family celebration.
Choosing the right venue is the first decision you have to make - after choosing to get married of course! It's also one of the most expensive decisions, so getting it right is important. The venue can also help to set the 'tone' of your wedding, whether you want a big, traditional wedding or a small, intimate one, whether you want it more formal or more relaxed, indoor or outdoor. As a celebrant I get to visit lots of different venues, here are some that I like and you might like them too. If you get in touch with them do let them know that I said 'hello'.
Sheffield Millenium Gallery - http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/hire/weddings
As their in-house celebrant I would say this, but really, the Millenium Gallery is a fabulous venue. The space is flexible, you can dress it just as you want it, you can have your ceremony and reception in the same place, there's an outside balcony if the sun shines, and if it doesn't there's a huge picture window that overlooks the city. On top of all that, it's central, close to the railway station and hotels, so ideal for all your guests too. You must have a look at this venue and at least consider it.
The Lantern Theatre - https://www.lanterntheatre.org.uk/weddings
I am the in-house celebrant for this fabulous little theatre that is just outside the city centre, on Kenwood Park Road. The Lantern is a small theatre that can offer a magical ceremony venue, your ceremony takes place on the stage and your guests are the audience - how wonderful. The theatre is only available for weddings on selected dates as they work around the plays they put on, making it a really exclusive venue. If you would like to get married at The Lantern Theatre get in touch with me to check availability.
Sheffield Crucible Theatre - https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/about-us/venue-hire
The Crucible is bigger than The Lantern so if you are having a large wedding this would be a fabulous theatre setting. You can get married in the theatre itself or in a smaller room overlooking Tudor Square. The Crucible is central and close to the railway station and various hotels.
The Holt Cafe - www.theholtcafe.co.uk
This one is in the city centre but a bit off the main road, on Arundel Street. The Holt Cafe is not always available for weddings - making it a select venue - so you will need to contact them to check it out, firstname.lastname@example.org.
99 Mary Street - www.99mary.st/about
Guess where this one is! 99 Mary Street is just outside the city centre, just off the bottom of The Moor, and it's a great, small venue. There's an outside courtyard for a sunny drinks reception and a really interesting industrial/post-industrial space inside.
This is right in the heart of Sheffield, just off Division Street. It's a former industrial warehouse and is a fabulous space for a wedding or family event.
These are some people I've come across whilst working and I like the work that they do, you might like them too. There's sometimes more than one 'type' of service recommended, that's because there are so many great people out there and you might want to check out two or three (or more!) before you decide on which one is right for you. If you get in touch with any of these people, do let them know that I said 'hello'.
Vintage VolksWeddings - www.vintagevolksweddings.co.uk
Richard provides a vintage VW Beetle or VW campervan for your wedding transport, he chauffeurs and provides champagne, what's not to like!
Fox Moon Photography - www.foxmoonphotography.com
I love the photos that Meghan and Scott have on their website, they look as if everyone is having fun.
Mylo Photography - mylo-photography.co.uk
Kieran is lovely, so quiet and unassuming and a great photographer. Check out the wedding pictures on his website, I'm sure you'll agree that they are different and lovely, and he is upfront with his pricing!
Lindsay Marie Cake Designs - facebook.com/lindsaymariecakedesigns
Lindsay makes fabulous cakes, see the designs on her FB page, as well as favours. I'm sure you'll be impressed.
A Cake for all Reasons - www.nickyfullersugarcraft.co.uk
I am in awe of anyone who can produce such fabulous designs in icing, and just take a look at Nicky's website to see what she can do.
Blooms - www.bloomssheffield.co.uk
This is my local florist and their window display always makes me stop and look. They could probably do the same for your bouquet or flower arrangement too.
Plantology - plantologyflorist.co.uk
I conducted a wedding recently with the flowers done by Plantology, I was struck by how different the flowers were, so natural, that I just had to recommend them.
Morris Beauty Associates - www.morrisbeautyassociates.com
Eleasha can make you look beautiful on your wedding day, without making you look like someone you are not! Or what about asking Eleasha to come along for a wonderful, and different, hen night?
Harriet Alice Fox designs - www.harrietalicefox.blogspot.co.uk
Harriet produces wedding stationery and other items, such as posters and keepsakes, using her own artistic skills and talents, take a look at her website for some ideas of what she could do for you.
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