It may seem obvious, but picking your Venue is the most important part of the planning process. It will dictate so many elements of your big day that it can seem like an overwhelming experience. Luckily with our handy tips, it might not seem like such a daunting task after all.
Remember that venues will often have a maximum and indeed minimum requirement for guests. For example, if you’re planning to have over 200 guests, you may find that there is a restriction in the numbers of venues that can cater to your choices. Plan your guest list early to avoid disappointment and wasted time viewing venues that won’t suit your needs.
We can’t stress this enough; decide what your budget is, and stick to it. It’s very easy for small expenses to mount up. A small contingency fund to cover items that you may not have considered is an excellent idea. If it’s not used? Great! Free Money! You can put this towards a honeymoon or even a mini-moon.
Try to visit a venue on a day both where it’s dressed for a Wedding and on a day when it’s not. Compare the differences if any between the two. Are items such as centrepieces include as part of your package or are they extra? Make sure that you’re clear on what’s included in your package and what’s not.
If your venue is a little further afield be conscious that guests may need to book an overnight stay. Firstly, It’s helpful to know if your venue offers alternate accommodation within their grounds such as houses. Or can they recommend B&B’s which are close by? Maybe arranging a private coach to and from your venue would be helpful. Consideration for your guests is always appreciated.
Decide what feels true to you
Does the thought of a lavish banquet with a large number of guests make you break out in a cold sweat? Is an outdoor Wedding Venue your version of heaven? Does a picture-perfect Pinterest Wedding seem like too much work? Don’t panic. At Event Central we’ve dressed lots of different venues in lots of different styles and can help you choose what’s right for you. If your heart is set on a venue, but you’re undecided, we can help you to transform it into something unique. Contact us today and we can help to guide you through every step of the process.