Whether the couple selects an indoor or an outdoor location, the first aspect that they have to look into is its availability. Most public and private wedding venues are heavily booked therefore availability is the first major consideration that has to be factored into the wedding plan.
The second factor is how many people can the venue accommodate? Here again the couple needs to chalk up their guest list first. Having a few guests at a very spacious venue or having too many at a very small venue; both will be disastrous. Therefore it’s important to select a venue based on the number of guests expected. The facility should also have rest rooms and a playing area for kids if families with children are on the guest list. The décor of the facility is also another important factor and the facility management should be able to provide the atmosphere that the couple wants on their special day.
The venue should be easy to access as you don’t want important friends and family members wandering around searching for the venue. Plus the venue should have ample car parking space for the guests. You don’t want guests parking a block away and walking over to the venue because there was no parking space.
Most importantly the venue should be able to provide the major facilities and services that are required at a wedding reception. Seating for a sit down meal is a must and there should be a dance floor with a live band in attendance. The facility should be amply staffed and the staff should have experience in handling wedding receptions. In case the couple wants to order the wedding cake from a bakery or if friends are baking the cake, the wedding venue should be able to roll it in and serve it with the fanfare that’s associated with cutting the wedding cake.
Cost plays an important factor in selecting a perfect wedding venue. Wedding reception parties can go beyond the expected time and you must check with the facility about this. If there are going to be any hidden costs associated with the venue cost you must be aware of them. Also check their payment policy and if you can get a discount. At times your family and friends can help you in finding the perfect wedding venue. Whichever venue you choose, do check it out by paying it a visit. By doing so you will be able to gauge the facility and their level of services yourself. Every couple wants the perfect venue for their wedding and it takes a bit of planning and research to find it.