How to Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Wedding

May 30, 2024
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There is perhaps no bigger or more special day in your life than your wedding. Of course, the one thing a wedding cannot simply do without is the venue. Finding your dream venue can be tricky, but it is by no means impossible.

Choose the Venue First

Anyone who has celebrated their most special day will tell you that weddings can be quite chaotic. There are a hundred different things that need your attention. When you choose the venue first, a lot of planning gets done almost instantaneously.

The venue is the focal point of the entire celebration. It dictates the theme, the guest list, and probably even the dress code for the event. A jazzy ballroom may require everyone to be dressed in their finest suits, while an outdoor barn may lend itself to a more casual, fun gathering.

The How-To

To make things simple and easy for you, here are some helpful tips for selecting a wedding venue that will provide a perfect setting to express the love and commitment two people have for each other:

1. Budget

Your budget will guide you in the right direction. A luxurious beachside resort could be an ideal option for the extravagant, while an intimate, cozy reception hall may be the way to go for the more conservative. Remember that the budget also needs to factor in the various vendors you will hire, such as decorators, caterers, and maybe a DJ or an emcee.

2. Your Personality

In the age of “Instagram weddings,” it is important that your wedding celebration reflects your personality and your partner’s. Choose a venue you feel most comfortable with, even if it may not be the trendiest option. Don’t let friends, family, or onlookers dictate where your wedding should be.

3. Geography

Weddings often offer the best reason for family and friends to get together. This may include guests who travel from out of state or the country. Ideally, you will want to choose a venue that is easy for your guests to get to.

4. Number of Guests

Another important factor is your guest list. A big gathering may be more suited to an outdoor venue that will afford the necessary space for guests to mix and mingle. A smaller guest list would be ideal for an indoor venue. The number of attending guests can also help decide on the particular theme you wish to have for the wedding.

Final Thoughts

When planning your wedding, try to remember that the venue is often the sun around which everything else orbits. By choosing the perfect venue, you will be ensuring that the rest of your wedding has an excellent foundation to stand on.

We have some great venues for every occasion. Contact us with your questions, or book a time to tour one of our locations. Call us if you would like to speak with an event manager now at (615) 800-4298.