3 Things to Consider When Picking Out a Wedding Venue

Posted on: 30 March 2017

Picking out a venue for your wedding is a big deal and is something that should be done with a lot of thought and research. Since there are going to be so many different things to consider, it is a good idea to make a list before you ever begin looking at venues. This article is going to discuss three things to consider when picking out a wedding venue


One of the most important things to take into consideration when picking out a wedding venue is if you can imagine yourself being married at the location. Your wedding day is all about you and your future spouse, so you want whatever venue you choose to be a location you can see your ceremony taking place in.

Think about what kind of vibe you are going for with your wedding, and see if the venue can be transformed to create the image in your head. If you want a very classy and formal wedding, then an older building with gorgeous marble floors, vaulted ceilings, and large windows is likely going to be a dream come true for you. However, if you want a classic church wedding, then finding a venue that was once a church, with pews and stained glass windows, is going to be a better fit for you. 


Some venues are going to have caterers contracted that you may be required to use. Others, may allow you to choose whatever caterers you would like. Also, the wedding venues may differ in what their kitchen accommodations are. For example, some may have a full service kitchen where everything can be cooked and stored right at the venue, while others may only have a fridge and a microwave, so other accommodations will need to be made for the food.

Whatever the case, it is important that, before you ever book the venue, you talk with the booking agent about these issues so that you know if they are going to be able to meet both your wedding and reception needs. 


Another important thing to take into consideration is parking. You need to see how many vehicles can park at the venue at one time and what other sources of transportation are offered. This will allow you to ensure that all of your guests fit inside and will have space to park their vehicles. 

Talk to wedding venues in your area about the above items and start your search.