Finding the perfect venue is not easy - there are so many options to choose from. From the right atmosphere to the layout, from the convenience of the location to the technical equipment. This list goes on and on. We have compiled a guide that will help you consider all the inputs and find exactly the venue that you have always dreamed of.
First, you need to understand how many guests are expected at the wedding. Do you need an entire ballroom? Maybe a small intimate restaurant? Or will a private room suffice? It’s best if you decide on a venue before you send out invitations. So there will be a chance to adjust the list of invitees (for example, cut +1 option).
Your wedding should be easy and comfortable. But what kind of convenience are we talking about if you choose a reception location a few hours away from the ceremony location? In addition, it is worth thinking about friends and relatives who will come to your celebration from other regions. There should be conditions for them to stop for the night near the venue.
Weddings are celebrated not only in event halls. Think about what best represents your couple. Perhaps you both adore wine and this Provence atmosphere, in which case a cellar in a vineyard will be a pleasant option. Or you met at a party and go dancing every weekend - then it would be symbolic to arrange a celebration in one of the bars. Or maybe you can’t imagine your life without drive and constant movement - play a wedding on the roof of a high-rise with a view of the city that never sleeps.
When a place that fits the size, style (and, of course, budget) is found, ask about the terms. You have to conclude a lease agreement and it is important to understand what is included in it. From catering and corkage fee to music equipment and dressing rooms. It is better to resolve all controversial issues on the shore. Consult with your planner - they will tell you how to sign.
The last couple of years have shown that long-term planning is not always possible. Anything can happen, and in this case, you need a back-up plan. Be prepared for minor annoyances, like rain during an outdoor ceremony. And also for big ones, like the need to move the celebration to another date due to epidemiological requirements.