Today – How to choose a perfect wedding venue
When I got married I had a little church wedding followed by a rather huge reception at our local Masonic Hall. It was all sorts of fabulous and it we had searched long and hard for the perfect wedding venue.
The church we chose had been the church of my childhood. I had recited the story of the nativity there, I had been a brownie guide and carried the flag there and I had been to baptisms and weddings there. It was a meaningful place to be married.
Our reception venue took a lot more finding but it ticked all of our boxes. Let me tell you why it was the perfect venue for us and what you might want to consier.
How to choose a perfect wedding venue – top tips
Parking is so crucial to a wedding venue, it needs to be plentiful and well lit and safe. You do not want people unable to park having to trail all their finery from remote parking spaces or having to pay huge parking expenses in a local multi-storey.
I am a life long vegetarian and wanted an all veggie wedding. We were short on funds though and were worried how on earth we were going to feed so many people. The catering team at our venue were really flexible and offered to make us a veggie buffet event though it was something they had never done before. Just perfect for our needs. Whatever venue you pick you want to be sure they are flexible and happy to meet your foodie requirements.
My beautiful, talented cousins played at my wedding and the venue were happy to accommodate this rather than insisting we choose from their band list. Do get things like this sorted out before you book!
Ours was a big wedding reception and a lot of people bought gifts. We were so pleased to be a offered a locked store cupboard to use for our gifts during the reception to keep them safe and out the way.
The staff can make or break how wonderful any kind of event is so do be sure to try and meet the staff who will be working your event before you book. Are they friendly, polite, interested and accomodating?
Size does matter. You need to be sure there is enough capacity for everyone you want to invite. Is the dancefloor big enough..is there plenty of seating?
How is the disability access at the venue you have booked? And are there good baby changing facilities? For us, both these points were important as we wanted to be sure that all our guests were comfortable.
So there you go – so much to consider when it comes to knowing how to choose a perfect wedding venue. There are so many different types of wedding venues, with a little bit of effort and the right questions you will definitely find one that meets your needs, To see some lovely wedding venues click here
I do hope you have enjoyed my post on how to choose the perfect wedding venue.