Choosing a wedding venue is an exciting experience, but it can also be a little overwhelming. Here is a mini-guide you can use to make the process of finding that perfect wedding venue an easier and more enjoyable experience overall:
Make a List of Essentials
The first thing you should do before you even start looking for a wedding venue is sit down and make a list of things that you feel will be essential for your wedding day. List how many different spaces you want to be able to use to accommodate your wedding and reception guests. Figure out what colors and types of decor the wedding venue should feature. If a particular type of table and seating design is important to you, put it on your list. Other essentials you may want to add to your list include:
The specific day and time that you want to get married.
The type of food you want to serve at your reception.
The type of lighting you want to use in the reception and dance floor areas.
Using your list as a reference should help you more easily determine whether a prospective wedding venue is the right choice for your needs and expectations.
Schedule Personal Tours
It's important to take the time to visit any wedding venue you're considering using in person before making any serious commitments to the place. Just because a venue looks good on paper and online doesn't mean that you will feel the same way about it once you are there in person. So, you should go to the venue and really get a feel for the atmosphere. Does it seem special enough for your wedding day?
You also need to see each space on the venue grounds in person to get an idea of just how big it is and determine how many guests you will be able to accommodate. You will also have an opportunity to get a feel for how well the place is taken care of and how clean you can expect it to be when you show up to get married.
Meet With the Venue Director
While you are at the wedding venue you're considering using on your big day, you should meet with the director of the facility one-on-one to make sure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed by someone who knows the facility's business practices in and out. You won't have to worry about an employee just guessing about the answers they are providing you with. And you'll have peace of mind in knowing that you can rely on the information that is provided to you about the facility as a whole.