Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience, and one of the biggest challenges can be finding the perfect venue. With many popular venues booking up years in advance, couples can often feel pressured to decide quickly and settle for a venue that doesn't quite meet their dreams.

Introducing James’ Places - the perfect solution for anyone looking for a dream wedding venue without the long wait. With a collection of five stunning venues, ranging from a charming country pub to a grand estate, James’ Places offers a directory of unique and unforgettable wedding venues that are available with short lead times.

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Sarah Baines, group marketing manager for James’ Places said: “Booking a venue with a short lead time of six to eight months, rather than the traditional year or more allows couples to maintain the excitement of wedding planning. Planning your own wedding can be a massive task that becomes a chore because you’re dragging it out over such a long period and losing momentum.”

Choosing a venue with a short lead time can be a massive money saver; the average saving for a short lead package when compared to traditional brochure pricing across James Places’ five wedding venues is over 50%. By avoiding the need to book well in advance, couples can take advantage of last-minute deals and offers, and avoid peak season pricing.

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Another of the advantages of choosing a venue with a short lead time is the flexibility it offers. Couples can choose a date that suits them, rather than having to work around the availability of a popular venue.

This means that you can plan your wedding around your life, rather than the other way around. And with James’ Places, you can be sure that your wedding will be a one-of-a-kind celebration that reflects your unique style and personality.

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Sarah said: “You can tick all the boxes to ensure you get the suppliers you want and then find a venue, rather than the more traditional route of venue first. It is doable – and gives you more budget to spend on the extras that often end up falling short, because the venue cost more than you anticipated.

“Late availability wedding packages tend to fall between Sunday and Thursday but there may be cancellation dates that open up Fridays and Saturdays so it’s always worth checking with a wedding coordinator. With a shorter planning time, you can stay excited about your wedding without the stress and pressure of a longer planning process.”

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When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many details to consider, and the venue is one of the most important. With James’ Places, couples can rest assured that every detail is taken care of, from the stunning decor and ambiance to the delicious food and drinks served by their expert catering teams.

Each venue offers a range of packages and options to suit any budget and style, and their experienced wedding planners will be on hand to help with every aspect of the planning process.

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Sarah said: “Because of the Dream Wedding Collection, we have a really big team – a couple of wedding coordinators per venue, which means that there’s a lot of support for couples planning their weddings.”

Whether you're looking for a rustic, country-inspired wedding or a grand and luxurious celebration, James’ Places has a venue to suit your style.

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The collection includes Holmes Mill, a former textile mill turned industrial-chic wedding venue; Mitton Hall, a stunning country house set in acres of beautiful gardens; Eaves Hall, a grand Georgian mansion; Falcon Manor, a charming country pub with a contemporary twist, and Shireburn Arms, a historic coaching inn with beautiful countryside views.

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James Places’ venues have been recognised as some of the best in the business, with accolades including the "Best Wedding Venue" award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The venues have also been featured in leading wedding magazines and blogs, showcasing their unique style and charm.

But it's not just weddings that James’ Places excels in, Sarah said: “Because we have other venues in the group some of our couples have meals in the days surrounding their weddings with us, have their wedding guests staying in those other properties and even use them for hen do’s.

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“They can tap into all of the properties that we have in the group, to make not just the wedding – but the events around it special too; there’s a venue available for every part of your wedding journey.”

Whatever aspect of your wedding, you can be sure that your event will be unforgettable, with stunning venues, delicious food and drinks, and exceptional service from their friendly and professional team.

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So why wait? Start planning your dream wedding today with James Places. With short lead times, stunning venues and unbeatable value, you're sure to have a wedding day that you'll never forget.

Get in contact to find out more.

Tel: 01200 407180