Wedding Reception Venues: What To Look For


While finding the perfect wedding dress for your big day may be at the top of a bride's list, you also have to say "yes" to the perfect wedding venue. Locating the best venue for your wedding and reception can be difficult, but this article will outline a few of the things that you need to look for, which will help you weed out several venues that simply don't make the cut.

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The venue will need to house all of your guests. Don't assume that it is roomy enough by looking at it, as it will fill up quickly once you bring in the tables and chairs, dance floor, band or DJ, bar, buffet, and all other wedding essentials. Plus, your wedding guests will need some wiggle room. If at all possible, you should see the space when another wedding is in full swing.


Each venue will have its own level of privacy, and each couple will place varying levels of importance on this aspect. If you are holding a daytime wedding in a public location like a beach or a park, then you should prepare yourselves for strangers walking past your event. They may or may not wave, smile, and/or stop by to offer their congratulations. If this bothers you, then you should consider a private location for your wedding and reception.

While the above example was for an outdoor wedding, this can still occur for weddings and receptions held indoors at banquet halls, hotels, etc. It is possible for more than one affair to be held at a time. Again, if this bothers you, you will want to find a location that allows you to rent the space so that your event is the only one at that time or find a location that only has a single event space.


Believe it or not, it is possible for the lighting, or lack thereof, to make or break the space and mood of an event. If you are getting married during the day, you may want to find a space that has ample windows. If you're getting married in the evening, you need a space that will be illuminated. If you are getting married outdoors, you need to be able to have access to electrical ports to use string lights, candles or alternative lighting. Make sure that you visit the venue at the time of day that you'll be getting married to truly get a feel for how the space looks and feels.  

These are only a few of the things that you need to look for when scouting venues. Just make sure that you have a list of the things that you want and questions that you need to ask before you go hunting for the perfect wedding venue.


11 July 2019

planning a successful and beautiful wedding

Over the years, I have been the maid-of-honor in nearly 20 weddings and planned a wedding of my own. All of the weddings that I have been in have allowed me to learn a lot about what works well and what complicates matters and sets a wedding up for disaster. Here on my blog you will find tips to make your wedding planning easier and advice for planning the wedding of your dreams. You will learn how to prepare for disasters and how to handle yourself when one arises. Hopefully by the time you reach the conclusion, you will have new ideas sparked and be ready to take on this big challenge.