When planning a wedding, every detail must be paid attention to. And one aspect that you should never skip is the venue. Whether you are looking for an elegant ballroom, a cozy restaurant, or a quiet beach, you have many options to choose from. To help you find your dream venue, here are some tips you can consider:
Consult your Wedding Planner
Wedding planners are more familiar with the available venues in an area as well as the capabilities of a layout, space, and the items you will need to transform it. They know exactly how to accomplish your vision.
Ensure your Venue Suits the Aesthetic you Have in Mind
If you want to have a contemporary wedding, look at well-designed restaurant spaces, art galleries, or warehouses. But, if you want to incorporate more natural elements into your wedding, choose from the outside wedding venues available in your preferred location. These include backyards, parks, beaches, and ranches. A venue that fits in with your theme will make your big day feel more connected to the space.
Consider the Number of Guests you are Expecting
This tip will help save you from headaches and heartaches down the road. Choosing a venue that is too small might get everyone in a difficult situation. Do not underestimate the number of people you will invite by having the conversation early. Also, this will help you break down your budget.
Consider your Budge
Venues with in-house catering will charge a price-per-plate. Also, decor and floral will drive up the cost. Ensure you know your total budget and what your design will cost to execute. Breaking down your overall wedding budget by category will help you prioritize funds for vendors.
Think about the Experience of your Guest
If you are expecting many out-of-town guests or having a destination wedding, find a venue that is near a hotel. Also, prioritize your guests’ comfort with the venue. A room’s maximum capacity is usually a comfortable amount of space, so ask how many people they can fit comfortably.
Consider Venue Inclusions
Whether you want a full-service venue or one that lets you bring in your own vendors and decor, you must price everything out. Venues with chairs, tables, and linens might cost more upfront than those where you can rent your own. If you want to choose a venue with in-house catering that sets a minimum on food and beverage, include the tax and gratuity in your calculations.
Some couples prefer to have a friend or family member officiate their wedding for them, while others want to have a professional New York Wedding Officiant do it.