There are many options when it comes to picking a wedding venue and this can overwhelm in making the right decision. While most venues seem to have all it takes, they are not worth considering. To select a good wedding venue, use these guidelines.
You should determine the number of guests you expect at your wedding. The venue you are about to select should align with the number of people who will attend. A too small venue can restrain your guests to a specific position while too large ones can cause the atmosphere to be dull and give an appearance of many people failing to come to your wedding. Before listing potential venues, estimate the number of expected wedding guests.
Factor in the location. The location has a lot to influence on how many people you should expect to turn up for your wedding. You should select a venue in a location that will encourage many people to turn up. If the wedding ceremony and reception will be held at different venues, ensure they are near each other to avoid making things tough for your guests. In addition, reflect on the accessibility and choose a venue that is easy to access through roads.
You need to be keen on your style. Every couple is unique and you should find a venue that matches your personalities combined. You should decide if you will hold a modern or traditional wedding and whether to go formal or informal. If you want a formal and ornate wedding, consider large hotels, stately homes, and castles. However, if you go for an informal wedding, smaller hotels, country houses, restaurants, and barns are worthy choices.
Consider availability. Sometimes, venues are reserved months in advance based on the season and how much they are known ad this makes it difficult to locate a venue that aligns with your dates. If your wedding dates are flexible, you can easily find a venue. If there is a venue you have been dreaming of but is unavailable on your wedding day or is unaffordable, you can consider scheduling your wedding during an off-peak season. This way, you are sure of getting a venue without much competition and paying very high rates.
Ensure you check the parking. When choosing a wedding venue do not overlook parking. You should inquire if your preferred venue has parking space and whether it is catered for in the venue price you pay. In case the venue you select has limited parking spaces, ensure there are parking lots nearby or suggest carpooling or avail a shuttle to ferry guests to the wedding venue.