The Pavilion at Lane End

How to Save Money on your Wedding Day, from the Pavilion at Lane End

The cost of the average wedding in the UK has risen to £18,244 according to a recent study.  

To help your bridal budget go further, renowned Buckinghamshire country wedding venue, The Pavilion in Lane End shares its top money saving tips: 

Say ‘I do’ on a Friday or a Sunday:  Ditching the tradition of marrying on a Saturday in the summer will save a small fortune. advise that couples willing to get married on a Friday or Sunday can save up to 50% on the cost of their wedding venue. 

Furthermore, wedding suppliers are usually less busy, so more open to negotiate too.       

If you have your heart set on a particular location you can also grab a bargain with a last minute wedding deal in the event someone cancels. 

Outdoor Weddings in Buckinghamshire - Rachael & JoHold a vintage wedding: A vintage wedding theme is a great way to save money without comprising on style.

Beautiful and romantic, the main benefit of a vintage wedding is that it has lots of finishing touches completely unique to you. 

Cut the cost of your dress by adapting a relative’s vintage wedding gown. Alternatively visit a Bridal charity shop that specialises in pre-loved wedding dresses. 

Instead of hiring a luxury hotel or manor house for the whole day, secure a picturesque outdoor wedding venue for the afternoon and hold a tea part style reception. 

Call in favours: Think about family and friends’ skills that might come in handy. 

Is there a clever card maker who could make handmade invitations? A keen gardener who could put together some loose, informal flower arrangements? Maybe there’s a talented cake maker who could craft a sumptuous wedding cupcake tower?  


As well as adding special, one-off elements to your wedding day this will help significantly reduce the overall cost.

Cut the amount per head: Venue aside, one of the biggest outlays is food and drink. 

If your budget won’t stretch to a formal sit down meal, how about a bridal buffet or outdoor hog roast? 
Also, don’t think you have to buy everyone’s drinks -­ after the first drink it’s fine to let guests buy their own.       

Wedding Co-ordinator, Carolyn Worrall, at outdoor wedding venue The Pavilion, said:  

“You don’t have to spend a fortune, or worse, rack up debt, to achieve the wedding of your dreams. 

“By adapting your wedding to a weekday ­ most guests will be glad of a midweek break -­ and asking friends and family to pitch in and help, you can shave a substantial amount off the cost of your wedding.”  

The Pavilion wedding venue at Lane End is one of only two wedding venues in Bucks licensed for outdoor weddings. 

Set in 26-acres of stunning open countryside, The Pavilion wedding venue offers:        

• Choice of indoor and outdoor wedding locations, including a traditional garden gazebo for outdoor ceremonies and spacious indoor Pavilion room for up to 150 guests

• Selection of affordable wedding packages. The Pavilion’s wedding packages start from £99 per head for the Silver offering, rising to £121 for the all-inclusive Diamond package. This includes everything from venue hire to catering to professional wedding photography by

To find out more visit or call us today on 01494 417365

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