Tips to Choosing a Wedding Venue
Choosing the perfect wedding venue can be such a daunting process for any couple. Of course you want your day to go ahead without any problems and you want it to be the perfect day, which means the venue choice is as important as where you hold the ceremony. Though there are so many things to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding venue that can accommodate you and your guests, making it a day to remember for years to come.
Before you start looking at the available options, you will want to focus on the number of guests you intend inviting, this will determine the size of the venue that you will need. Bear in mind that the last thing you want to do is choose a venue where you and your guests find yourselves cramped, but at the same time wasted space can make the venue look dull and boring. Focus on your guest numbers to give you an indication on what you will need to accommodate everyone with comfort while still making a great impression.
The next step is to take a close look at your budget. You are going to have so many different things in your budget from your wedding dress to your transport on the day and flowers and catering to the ceremony and the venue. Set aside a set budget for the venue so you have an idea on what you can spend. Bearing in mind that the more guests you invite the bigger your budget is going to have to be.
Location is essential and this is something you are going to want to spend some time on. Maybe you are planning a destination wedding or maybe you are planning something not to far from home. The main focus is where the venue is located along with ease of access and if you have any guests that are travelling long distances to attend, what accommodation is available in the area. This is why when choosing a location, it’s always worthwhile to focus on a venue that provides accommodation, such as a luxury five star hotel, for example. A place where you and the guests can spend the night, so you know you all have the accommodation you need for the night.
Also when it comes to venue, identify where you could possibly have your wedding photographs taken. Are they near a river or an open space where you can have beautiful pictures taken so you can remember this day fondly for years to come.
Next take a look at any additional services provided by the venue. If you choose a luxury hotel and book one of the function spaces, you may find that they have a team who can help you with everything from the planning of your special day to the catering and waiting staff. They will also be able to provide a bar and bar staff, so those are less things you have to concern yourself about.
Finally, look at the accommodation available for you and your guests. Whether you intend in paying for your guests to stay a night or two or if they are paying for themselves, ensure the venue has enough accommodation so that everyone can stay in one place together. This means the day after the wedding you can all enjoy breakfast together before you jet set off to your honeymoon and start your new life with the person of your dreams.