Choosing The Right Wedding Venue
Every venue does things differently and those differences can either result in the perfect wedding or an event that wasn’t what you both wanted. And, when this is your dream day, you want it to be exactly as you imagined! To help make the process easier, I have put together a list of questions you need to consider when choosing the right wedding venue.
How far will you and your guests have to travel?
Is the venue easy for your guests and providers to find? What would you need to purchase to make it easier?
What will the hire of the venue cost? What deposit is required/can you pay in instalments?
Are there ideal photo spots?
Does the venue provide or have facility for provision of canapes and drinks after the ceremony?
Would there be enough space to allow you plenty of room for your entrance?
Does the venue provide equipment for the playing of music prior to, during and after the ceremony?
Is a nice archway available to use at the venue or are you expected to provide your own?
Is the venue operator easy to communicate with/easy to find/prepared to assist with the rehearsal and ceremony?
Does the venue have alternative covered space in the event of bad weather?
Does the venue have a good reputation for ‘going the extra mile’ for couples and their guests?
Is the venue available for just a ceremony or does it include a reception venue?
Is the venue child friendly/disability friendly/provide seating for elderly guests/have easy access to toilet facilities?
Does the venue have full public liability insurance?
Is the venue safe – check safe steps, steep slopes, slippery gravel surface etc. - for you, your bridal party and all the guests?
While the venue should be able to answer some of these questions, to start the process I suggest seeing if you can find the answers on their website, social media pages or visit a wedding expo to ask for recommendations. Once you have done some research, narrow your choices to two or three potential venues and go visit them. That way you can talk to the venue operator or events coordinator about everything you are wanting from your wedding day before making your choice.
Best wishes for a wonderful wedding day!