What To Consider When Selecting A Wedding Venue

August 15, 2020
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What To Consider When Selecting A Wedding Venue

Finding the right wedding venue takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. Your venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day, so before you sign on the dotted line check out three important things to consider before you decide on your wedding venue.

 1. Venue size.

Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can get quite uncomfortable for guests, and if a venue is too large it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Putting an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping can help you and your partner make a better decision in the long run.

 2. What about the drinks?

Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your wedding so it’s important to find out whether the venue will supply the bar or require you to bring your own booze. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs into your final budget. Note that for some reception spaces there is a special permit needed to have alcohol on the premises, so be sure to ask your venue or planner if there is anything additional needed.

 3. Preferred vendors.

It’s safe to say you’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many venues may require you to use their vendors, so be sure to find out about this before you sign your contract and put down your deposit. If they do work with specific vendors, make sure that you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. It’s more important for you to choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences, and sometimes preferred vendors don’t fit—that is totally OK. Some venues may require a fee to bring in your own vendor, so be sure to ask if you are in doubt about any of the venue’s vendors.

There are so many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect wedding venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple before you commit!


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