Planning a Midweek Wedding? Here's What to Consider

If you’re planning or rescheduling your wedding right now, you might be having trouble finding availability on any weekend in the foreseeable future. Or may there’s a particular date that means something special to you and your love but it doesn’t fall on a weekend. Have you considered a midweek wedding? There are numerous benefits to getting married on a weekday. Eshott Hall have some particularly appealing reason to say ‘I do’ during the week.


We understand the temptation to organise a weekend wedding, and it’s easy to see why Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular dates to get married on, with one of the main reasons being that guests are unlikely to need time off work. But there are many reasons why it may be worth considering holding your wedding during the week, including saving those extra pennies (and pounds) for your honeymoon and taking big steps towards creating the dream wedding you always imagined.


Your venue of choice is likely to be the biggest expense, and it can be hard to match affordability when choosing the perfect one. However, some venues (like our Georgian gem) can cost less to host a wedding during the week and will be just as beautiful.

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There’s nothing worse than locating your dream venue, only to find that there is a long waiting list that would delay the date of your wedding. A midweek wedding may be a more suitable choice for those looking to tie the knot sooner because certain venues (like Eshott Hall) are particularly sought after and could leave you waiting a long time, possibly even years for an available weekend date.

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The money-saving benefit of marrying in the middle of the week isn’t just tied to you and your other half, it can also spare your guests the extra cost of booking accommodation if your wedding isn’t close to home. With midweek weddings comes more opportunity to book exclusive use of your venue so you and your guests can enjoy free reign of your own stately home and won’t have to spend even more for off-site accommodation. At our Northumbrian wedding venue, even if you don’t opt for exclusive use, your guests can be offered discounted rates to stay at Eshott on the night of your wedding.

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If you have your heart set on a certain supplier like one of our hand-picked, elegant floral designers, or you would love for a particular photographer to capture your special day, it would be a disappointment to miss being able to hire them during a high-demand period. You’re more likely to book your favourite suppliers with ease on a weekday and even better, you could be their only wedding on the day meaning you’ll receive their whole and undivided attention.

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Your loved ones will be only too happy to take the time off work in order to attend your special day, while those who feel less close to you as a couple may not be prepared to do so – or able to – with a shorter notice period. The reality being that a midweek wedding guest list that started with a long list of distant relatives, former colleagues and ‘plus ones’ who you’ve never met may end up being a lot shorter – and more affordable than you first thought.

Photo Credit: Sean Elliott Photography


Sometimes weekend weddings can lead you to book a date out of necessity instead of choosing a day with special meaning, such as when you and your partner first met or the date of your engagement. With a midweek wedding, you are able to be more flexible in choosing a date that is sentimental to you both.

Our quintessential country house wedding venue in the heart of Northumberland has midweek packages available if you’re searching for your perfect venue at a dreamy price. You can find our packages and inspiration on our website.

To get in touch with our Wedding Team, please contact [email protected] or call 01670 787454.

Pam Ryan
WeddingDates Contributors
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