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The Benefits of a Dry Hire Venue for your Wedding

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Bride and groom looking out onto autumn countryside

Firstly, what on earth is dry hire, we hear you ask? Good question but don’t worry, we are going to explain it right now. Dry hire is simply the term used for a venue that just offers the building or room for hire, without any other facilities such as staff, entertainment, catering, and decoration, etc. It simply offers a blank canvas. Wet hire means that everything is included, and flexible hire means the venue offers either option.

With planning any event or wedding, it is important to consider wet or dry hire when choosing and hiring the venue. Is an all in one package required or would it be better for other outside services to be brought in? Which would suit the theme of the event better? Which is more cost effective? Let’s go over some of the benefits of having a dry hire or flexible venue for your upcoming wedding or event.


With a flexible or dry hire venue, you are in complete control. This is great if you have a vision in mind of exactly how you want your wedding or event to be. You can envisage the way it looks, the lighting, the atmosphere, all of it. The venue is yours to mould into your perfect event.

Venue dressed and decorated ready for wedding


Whether it’s a large marquee in extensive gardens of a posh mansion, or a large function room of a club, you will be able to decorate the space exactly how you see fit. This includes furniture, tables and chairs and lighting. You can hire out all y