Looking for the perfect venue for your wedding?
It’s not an easy task for sure, but we do have some tips that can help you structure the whole thing and make sure both you and your partner are happy with the results. Here is what you should consider:
Set common expectations between bride & groom
First of all, communication is the key. Start by having a conversation with your future husband or wife about the sort of wedding you would like to have, this will help you to avoid disagreements later. You must decide on what kind of venue you want (a restaurant, a hotel or a farmhouse), the location (central, periphery or abroad), an extravagant and large wedding or an intimate one with family and closes friends, the theme of the wedding (modern or vintage, elegant or rustic) and the style. After that you can start searching for the venue that suits all of your desires.
Define main filters – must have features
After the discussion about what kind of wedding type/style and venue you would like for your wedding, you must set the must have features of the location.
When you will start visiting venues pay attention to some very important details like routes your guests will take, how the bathrooms are, whether there’s ample heating/air conditioning and where the power sockets are for your band / speeches / DJ / ceremony music and if the room is large enough to accommodate the number of people on your guest list, the tables, chairs, a buffet, a bar etc. If a room is too small, you will probably feel cramped and if it`s too big it might feel that the party is a bit boring or people might feel lonely. Also, pay attention to the locations of columns in the room or other obstructions because they will block people’s views of the the grooms table or dance floor.
Other aspects that must be considered when choosing the perfect place are the lights. If you are getting married during the day, make sure that the room has plenty of windows. On the other hand, if it’s an evening affair, make sure that it is not too dim.
If you want a certain theme or a color palette for your party be careful that the walls, carpets, chairs, and curtains will not be in conflict with your party’s theme. Also, be careful to the acoustic conditions, some rooms can be too echoing or on the contrary (for examples the hall of a castle).
Another important factor is the food that you serve at the reception. Search for a venue that has a reputation for excellent food or that allows you to choose a caterer. An awful food can ruin the entire wedding day.
Resource: Wedding venues in South Coast