The wedding planning world is full of jargon – one of the most common and often most confusing of which is ‘exclusive use’. It’s a term used by wedding venues that means yours will be the only wedding they host on that day. Exclusive use offers several benefits:
• Your event will be more private
• You’ll have sole access to the venue, grounds and staff
• You won’t feel pressured or rushed to clear the way for the next wedding to take place
• There’s no chance your wedding details will be confused with anybody else’s!
However, there are a couple of things to look out for with exclusive use. First, how long is the exclusivity for? Does it continue into the evening, for example? Second, are there any areas of the property that can’t be guaranteed – public footpaths, bridleways and roads can’t be closed, and may run close to where you plan your wedding photos.