If you have decided a few of your favorite wedding venues and you are almost there to sign on your final venue, there are certain things you need to look for. Here are some of the important questions to ask when picking your wedding venue.
1. Is it large enough to host a huge list of guests and activities you have planned already in your wedding?
Here you shouldn’t limit yourself to entertainment and catering when booking your wedding venue. Is there enough space for dancing and entertainment? Do you have enough space for it? Is it has enough space to hang out over cocktails for non-dancers?
2. Is the venue available on your special day of the wedding?
Some wedding venues are not available during winter season. So, you need to confirm the same. There are also holidays you need to look for. There is no point in selecting a venue which is not available at the time of year you are planning to tie the knot.
3. Are you planning for destination wedding? How would you keep all your guests comfortable in all kinds of weather?
Do you have any “Plan B” for your wedding locations in case of rain? What if the weather is uncomfortably humid in the month of July? Does the venue have all the arrangements for air-conditioning in indoor areas where guests will stay? What if the weather is chilling cold? Do they have proper arrangements for heating and has enough of comfortable space for guests?
4. Does the venue look the same at the time of year you want to marry?
There are chances that you may have visited the venue during summers but your wedding date falls in November. You need to ensure that the venue has same looks, lighting and overall charm during winters as you have seen during summer. Research online or ask for some pictures of events in all seasons from your destination wedding planner to know what to expect on your wedding day.
5. Is the venue accommodating?
Do you have guests who may come in wheelchairs? Does your venue have some arrangements for them? How they would accommodate guests with small kids? Figure out the limits of your venue and exactly what the wedding venue planner is offering.
6. Is there any provision to host your reception and ceremony at one venue?
Look for the spaces available for each and everything in your ceremony to your reception and cocktail hour. Does the venue make transition smoother for the guests? Is there any option to escape for quick bite with your partner before cocktail? Consider what options are available for you?
7. Is taking pictures allowed?
If you want to stage your first look or just snap some of the party portraits before the event starts, can you do the same and when and where in your venue? Can you visit there before the wedding?
8. Is there any transport options?
Be sure public transport is available, venue is easily accessible, and there is enough parking space for the guests. If there is no transport, you might want to arrange your own for your guests.
Do your research when it comes to choosing your dream wedding venue to ensure your big day runs smoothly and is just as memorable and magical as you want it to be.