Three Tips for Selecting a Wedding Facility

Not sure how you can possibly buckle down and actually choose a wedding venue? We understand your frustration, as picking a facility can be very overwhelming. Breathe, you don't have to go the traditional route, or maybe that's exactly what you're looking for. Regardless, the only way to choose the most appropriate wedding venue is to decide what is best for you and your guests. Check out these helpful tips for choosing a wedding facility.

How Many Guests? – How many guests do you expect to attend? While your wedding day is all about you, it's also about your guests. Cramming hundreds of people into a quaint farmhouse so that you can experience the "small intimate wedding," with all of your friends, family and co-workers present, isn't the best way to go. Keep in mind that you have to accommodate your guests … so which facilities will they be most comfortable in? While the facility you end up choosing should make you and your fiancé happy, it should also accommodate those who will be celebrating with you.

Identify the Atmosphere – Okay, this is a big question: What type of atmosphere are you going for? Do you want a traditional wedding, vintage wedding, or a regal wedding? What about urban or country? Before you even begin looking for the right venue, you need to decide what type of wedding you want! If you want a country wedding, look for barn-styled venues. If you want something more traditional, why not look for a venue that is a bit more grand or luxurious? Nothing is worse than decorations that conflict with the style of the venue.

Time on Your Hands? -- Nothing is more romantic and original than having your wedding off the beaten path. You don't have to book an actual wedding venue; you can use a boathouse, a hilltop barn, a restaurant, or even your own home! While settings like these can really make your wedding your own, it's important to know that setting up your own wedding is a lot of work. Not only do you have to set up tables and place settings, but you also have to hire a caterer, rent a tent, rent a dance floor, provide extensions cords or backup batteries for the DJ, and rent portable bathrooms. If you don't have time or the desire to set up your entire wedding, we advise you to find a venue or hall that will take care of this for you.