Guidance when choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Finding the perfect wedding venue is not easy.  There are so many choices and options and the key is to find what is right for you and your guests.  Here are some tips and tricks on selecting the venue that will WOW you and meet all of your wedding day needs.

Talk to a Wedding Planner
If anybody knows the local venues it is your wedding planner.  Talk to them about what you are looking for in a venue and they will be able to guide you in the right direction.
Know Your Budget
The venue should be the first item you check off of your wedding planning list.  Venues offer so much and some are even all inclusive.  By knowing how much your wedding venue supplies and how much you will have to purchase to decorate or caterer your wedding, knowing the venue  will help you keep a handle on your total budget.
Another reason your venue should be one of your first planning tasks is due to your wedding date.  Some venues are booked anywhere from 12 to 18 months in advance.  You want to get a head start on this so you don’t miss out on your dream wedding reception location.
Know Your Guest List
Venues do have a maximum capacity so it is essential when shopping for your venue you know how many guests you plan to invite.  It will also be important that the venue accommodates all of your guests’ needs.  Is the venue handicap accessible?  Is there free parking for traveling guests?  Ask yourself and the venue all of these questions to ensure they are the perfect fit for your wedding celebrations.
When planning your venue make sure that the location is right.  You do not want to have you and your guests traveling too far from the ceremony location to the reception.  Many venues offer a ceremony space as well as a reception hall which is a great option and saves everyone less time in the car on your wedding day.
Choose a Venue that Reflects You
After all it is your day, your wedding ,and your vision.  Find a venue that fits into all of that.  Do you love modern, then find a cool loft venue or downtown location.  Do you love the country scape?  If so then there are plenty of barn style wedding venues.  There is a venue out there that matches every type of personality and wedding vision from ballrooms to manors.  Find something that reflects you and your personality and you will not go wrong.

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