10 Things to Consider in Your Wedding Venue
Choosing the right venue can make or break your wedding!
The venue is easily the biggest investment to be made in planning a wedding from both the financial and logistics perspectives.
Due to the sheer importance of the venue selection step, some couples may feel overwhelmed in their wedding planning process...
...but there's no need to worry!
We've put together a list of the 10 most important things to consider when searching for that perfect venue!
Tip #1 - Capacity.
The venue should be able to comfortably accommodateall of your guests. Make sure to ask about the maximum capacity and whether there are any restrictions on guest count.
Tip #2 - Location.
Consider the location of the venue and how easy it is for guests to get there. If it's difficult to access, it could cause inconvenience for guests and could lead to lower attendance.
Tip #3 - Availability.
Make sure to check if the venue is available on the date you want to get married. Popular venues may be booked far in advance, so it's important to plan ahead.
Tip #4 - Price.
The cost of the venue is an important consideration. Make sure to understand what is included in the price, such as tables, chairs, linens, and any other amenities.
Tip #5 - Catering.
Ask about the venue's catering options and whether you can bring in outside catering if desired. Make sure to taste the food before making a decision!
Tip #6 - Parking.
Consider whether the venue has adequate parking for all of your guests. If not, consider whether there are nearby parking options or if you need to arrange for transportation.
Tip #7 - Restrictions.
Ask about any restrictions the venue may have, such as noise restrictions or particular decorations. You don't want to have any surprises on your big day.
Tip #8 - Staff.
Make sure to meet with the staff at the venue and ensure that they are responsive, helpful, and professional. The staff can make or break your wedding experience.
Tip #9 - Amenities.
Consider whether the venue has any amenities that are important to you, such as a dance floor, outdoor space, or audio/visual equipment.
Tip #10 - Reviews.
Look up reviews of the venue online and ask for references from the venue itself. Reviews can give you a good sense of other people's experiences and help you make an informed decision.
Bonus Tip - DJ / Band Space.
The entertainment aspect of your wedding should not be ignored here: consider where a wedding DJ - like the one who created this list - or musicians would set up to perform. Let your DJ know in advance where they will be.