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Things to Consider When Selecting a Wedding Venue

Finding the right wedding venue takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to ensure that your venue ticks all the right boxes before making a final decision. 

Your venue will influence your budget and the atmosphere on the day, so before you sign on the dotted line, below are three essential things to consider before you decide on your wedding venue. 

  1. Venue size. Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can be pretty uncomfortable, and if a venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping to make a better decision. 
  2. What about the drinks? Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your wedding, so it’s essential to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol, what the costs are, or if the venue will supply the drinks. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, determine whether the venue can assist with this to factor those costs into your final budget. 
  3. Preferred vendors. You will be working with several vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many venues require you to use their vendors, so find out about this before you make a booking. If they work with specific vendors, ensure you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their expertise and ability to deliver. Still, it’s more critical for you to choose vendors that fit your budget and overall preferences. 

There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect wedding venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple.