Your wedding venue will need to be able to cater to your requirements. It’s important to know the details of your wedding before you view any venues. Have an idea of your wedding theme, décor, number of guests, budget and date. Discuss with your partner the type of wedding you want to have. Will it be a Church or Civil Ceremony? It can sometimes be hard to picture how the venue will suit your wedding décor. Ask the venue representative if you can view the venue when it is already set up. If that’s not an option, looking at photobooks of the venue could also help.
If your guests are having fun, you’re having fun. So their experience is crucial to the day.
A venue can either be too big or too small for the amount of guests you have. If the capacity is too small, the venue could feel stuffy and crowded. However, if your venue is too big, guests can feel lost and the venue can feel cold.
How accessible is the venue to your guests? If your guests have a long commute, your venue may need to have on-site accommodation or hotels nearby.
You should keep track of what the venue allows. Do they allow outside catering, photography, music/entertainment services? Or do you need to need to use their suppliers instead? If you’re planning on extra entertainment, such as fireworks, will the venue allow it? When will suppliers have access to the venue in order to set up? What is the time frame of your reception/ceremony?
Scenery and the environment of the venue will alter you and your guest’s experience of the day, as well as your pictures. When you view the venue, take note of the surroundings and if it ties into your theme and expectations.
Don’t book the first venue you view. View a wide variety and score them based on how much they suit your theme. It’s important to check what’s included in the venue package also.
At the end of the day, it’s your wedding day. It’s important to find a venue that ticks all your boxes.