How to plan the perfect small wedding in the New Forest

How to plan the perfect small wedding.

Intimate and romantic weddings with your closest friends and loved ones in the heart of the New Forest.

The Montagu Arms Hotel is perfect for small and intimate weddings

Romantic and unforgettable

There is something very special about a small wedding; the intimacy of spending your big day with your closest friends and loved ones. A small wedding allows you to freely choose who you would like to share it with,  with romance, intimacy and a level of privacy that is undeniable.

Share your vision of a small wedding

Once your decision for a small wedding is made, be sure to share your vision and ‘big’ day dreams with your friends and family, so they can understand what is most important to you. The more open and firm you are about your plans, the sooner they understand and support your decision, whether they agree or not.


Discuss the guest list with your family and friends, as they will inevitably enquire and have an opinion about it, gather their thoughts and suggestions, but remember at the end of the day, it is your wedding and it is okay not to invite EVERYONE. Make the decision at the start to only invite your nearest and dearest - and be firm - distant relatives, an unknown 'plus one' or an acquaintance should not be on the list.

Oakwood Ceremony at the Montagu Arms HotelBudget carefully

Be sure to have a budget. A smaller wedding isn't necessarily cheaper, plan your spending carefully and keep track of all spending along the way. There are lots of FREE wedding planning guides available online. On the other hand, with fewer guests, there may be extra budget, and you may want to splurge on other aspects of the day rather than guests.


Chose your venue wisely

A small venue means fewer people. Chose a wedding venue to fit the size of the intimate wedding you would like to choose. The Montagu Arms Hotel in the heart of the New Forest provides the perfect elegant setting for your intimate wedding for up to 30 guests.


Unlike larger groups where you need to cater to most tastes, with a smaller group of guests you can afford to be a little more extravagant with your menu choice for your wedding breakfast. Choose a menu full of the tastes of the New Forest and really whet the appetites of your guests.


Visit The Montagu Arms Hotel on their open day on 13 November 2016.


By The Montagu Arms Hotel.

For more information about planning your intimate wedding at The Montagu Arms Hotel, call 01590 612324.


The Montagu Arms Hotel - the perfect location for a small wedding in the New Forest



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