If you recently announced your engagement, you are probably already faced with numerous questions of when and where. This is not always an easy question to answer as there are lots of expectations that you have to live up to. However, the good news is that there are numerous options to pick from and you just need to know where to look. The venue is very important as it sets the whole tone of the ceremony as well as any other decisions you will need to make. Below are some tips to help you in finding the perfect venue for your wedding:
It is important to come up with a budget so that you can determine how much money you are willing to spend on the wedding venue. You should come up with a realistic budget, putting in mind that there will be other costs other the venue. Book the venue of your choice in advance as you will more likely benefit by getting to pay the current prices. The season also plays a major role on the cost of the venue as well as the duration of time you will be at the venue.
The location of the venue needs to be suitable whether you will be transporting your guests from the church to another location or not. Usually, most couples select a location which is near to where they live or where either one of them grew up. This is especially important if you want to exchange your vows within a local church or where your family has a connection with the church. Keep also in mind the distance from the church as this will have a great impact on your day.
Similarly, if you are going to have a different venue for the ceremony and reception, you need to determine if you will need to provide transport for the guests. Remember that if the venue will be in a rural countryside, you will need to weight the options available for guests’ accommodation. You need to keep this in mind as it is considered courteous to provide overnight options as you send out your wedding invites.
This might sound obvious but the space available is a crucial factor when selecting your wedding venue. You need to be sure that the venue will accommodate all the people you have on the guest list. Keep in mind that the space might look large when it is empty but items like chairs, tables, a bar, a buffet or the band set up can take up a lot of space. Remember that your guests will also need some room to move around to socialize or dance.
A good idea to assess the space is taking a peek when another wedding is ongoing, preferably with the same number of guests as yours. Try to envision where different activities will take place as an odd shaped space could compromise the flow of your party. Take note of obstructions such as columns as they could obstruct your guest’s view of the cake table or dance floor.
The importance of privacy varies from one couple to another as there are those who would gladly have the reception in a public spot. If you are strict about not having strangers crash the wedding party, then you should consider a venue with some level of privacy. A good option when seeking for a high level of privacy is private dining rooms in Denver. You can contact us at Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar as we understand what privacy means to you and we will ensure that you are safe from any uninvited guests.