The first step in choosing a venue is determining the location. Do you want to get married in your hometown? Are you considering a destination wedding? Keep in mind how far your guests will have to travel. Depending on the location you choose, some guests may not be able to attend. Make sure to choose a location that makes you and your fiance happy, and also allows for all your favorite people to attend.
2. Do You Want the Wedding to be Indoors or Outdoors?
Next, you'll want to choose if the ceremony will be indoors or outdoors. The time of year you want to host the wedding will be a determining factor here, or vice versa. If you're set on an outdoor wedding, your location and date options will be more limited. Keep in mind that good weather is never a guarantee, so you might want to have a back up plan.
3. Do You Want a Religious Ceremony?
Depending on your religious beliefs, you may want to have your wedding ceremony in a church, temple, etc. If you have your heart set on a certain officiant, you may be required to get married at their church. You also may need to go through marriage counseling classes. These are all things you will want to discuss with your fiance, and determine what works best for you.
4. What Fits Your Guest List and Budget?
When choosing the venue, it's important to keep in mind your budget and your guest list. You'll need to choose a venue that is large enough to accommodate your guest list, yet affordable enough to fit in your budget. Finding that balance can often times be difficult, especially depending on the location you choose.
When choosing a venue, you'll need to know what's included with your rental, and also what is allowed. Some venues have an entire staff dedicated to wedding planning. You'll have a wedding planner, caterers, bartenders, etc. Some venues include tables, linens, etc., while others are just a room and you have to rent those items from another company. Some venues don't allow outside food to be brought in, so be sure to ask about that. If you have your heart set on a certain caterer, you'll want to find a venue that allows outside vendors. If you want to have alcohol, make sure it is allowed at the venue, and if you're allowed to bring in your own or if they have a bar there.
6. Will the Ceremony and Reception be at the Same Place?
If you choose to have your wedding at a church, you want to ask if there is a room where you can host the reception. If you want to have alcohol at the reception, you may need to choose a second location for the reception. If the ceremony location doesn't have room for tables to be setup, you may need a second location. This could increase the budget needed for the venue/venues. This is an important consideration when choosing a venue.
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