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! And, you need to ensure your wedding venue checks off all of the right boxes before you make a final decision.
Because truth be told, your wedding venue will not only influence your budget, but also the ambience or look and feel of your whole wedding day! So, before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider before you select your dream wedding venue.
Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater. A crowded reception room can be quite uncomfortable and if a venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel of your wedding. So, if you put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping, it will help you make a more informed decision.
What about the drinks?
Alcohol and beverages are a big part of your wedding day; so, it’s important to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol and what the costs are, or if the venue will supply alcoholic drinks as well as other beverages. 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, as well.
You’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to, and on, your wedding day. Many venues require you to use their preferred vendors; so inquire about this before you make a booking.
If they do work with specific/preferred vendors, make sure that you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their experience and ability to deliver, but it’s more important for you to choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences, as well.
As you can see from the above information, there are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect wedding venue; however, if you make sure it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple, as well as your wedding budget, you simply cannot go wrong!