How to pick the perfect wedding venue

Are you completely overwhelmed at the thought of finding the perfect wedding venue? Don’t panic – with a little bit of help, choosing your dream wedding location just became that much simpler. 

In this blog post, we’ll help guide you through all the factors you need to consider when picking a venue for your big day, from scenic views and accommodating family members, to sticking to your budget and having enough space for all of your guests. Read on and start planning an unforgettable event.

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Consider the size of your guest list

The size of your guest list is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to choosing a wedding venue. Making sure that each and every single one of your guests has enough space is key to having a successful event. 

If you’re opting for a non-traditional venue that might not come with a capacity estimate, a great way to measure the suitability of a venue is to visit it with a small group of friends or family. If the venue appears too tight with just a few people walking around, it will definitely be too small for your desired gathering. By taking into account both the number of people attending and how much room they need, you can make sure there are no surprises on your big day.

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Think about the style of wedding you want

When you think about the style of wedding you have in mind, it’s important to find a venue that matches it. Whether you’re thinking classic and timeless or modern and cutting-edge, there are a plethora of options to consider. 

Check out photos online or even better, venture out to the location yourself, if possible, to get an idea of how well the atmosphere will suit your vision for your wedding. By being strategic about researching wedding venues, you’ll be more likely to find one that best reflects your chosen style.

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Date and budget

Of course, the perfect wedding venue may present itself, but if it’s not within your budget or available on your chosen date, then it’s not going to work. Try not to be disheartened – whilst you might have had your heart set on one place, there are sure to be others that share similar features. 

If it’s a unique location that tops your list of potential options, you may need to compromise with a different date, or hold off a year in order to save more money to afford it. It can be worth discussing this possibility with your partner before you go to visit to check that you have the same feelings on doing this.

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Ask to see pictures and read reviews

When it comes to booking a wedding venue, make sure you thoroughly research your options to find the perfect place for your special day. Ask to see pictures of the space – everything from its exterior to its interior decor – as this will give you an idea of how the venue looks and what you can expect. Reading reviews is also important so that you know what other couples who previously had their wedding in the same venue thought about it. This will help you make an informed decision when picking a venue that’s suitable for your needs.

Kerry Charlotte

Kerry Charlotte

My favorite thing about destination weddings is watching all of the guests explore a new place! I, myself, love learning more about this tropical paradise. I also really enjoy how every single event is completely different and really reflects the couple and their love story.

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