Booking Your Perfect Wedding Venue

There’s a problem with size.

Whoever claims that size doesn’t matter is mistaken. If your wedding reception will be attended by 60 guests, you can look for a wedding venue that can accommodate 60-80 people. Why rent a nice 150-person venue if you’re just going to use half of it? Your wedding guests will be rattling around inside, and the atmosphere will be ruined. If you would like to learn more about this, please check out Brighton Savoy-Wedding Reception

If your wedding guests will be entertained by a DJ or band, make sure they have enough space to set up their equipment, think about where you can see the wedding party dancing, and see if there is enough room for the entertainment to set up.

If you’re planning a large wedding brunch, ask your wedding venue how they’ll arrange all the tables. They can claim to be able to accommodate hundreds of guests, but if tables are pushed down the hallway, your guests may feel excluded.

In short, when looking for the ideal spot, make sure you go see it in person rather than choosing it based on pictures or the internet, and try to imagine your wedding party there.

Charges

Let’s face it, the location and reception are likely to be the most costly aspects of your wedding, but only if you want them to be.

Regardless of your personal preference, whether it’s a grand Victorian house you’ve leased for the day or a nearby church hall, make sure you stick to your budget.

Large wedding venues may offer set packages that include their meal, wine, toast drink, and evening buffet for a single price per person. Before you book something, make sure you have a price list from all venues. Also, see if there is a fee for renting the venue in addition to the consumables. Sunday – Thursday weddings can cost less at some venues, while Fridays and Saturdays are more traditional wedding days and may cost more.

Consider the costs of everything else you will need to make it a perfect venue, such as food, beverages, crockery and cutlery, decorations, DJ, and service staff, if you book a wedding venue that does not arrange your catering needs or is simply a hall hire.

Spend some time calculating the numbers and deciding what works best for your wedding budget.

Cooperation

If you’ve decided on the ideal wedding spot, pay your deposit, get a receipt, and double-check that it’s fully booked on your wedding day.

Before your big day, try to take a few family members or close friends to see the place. It not only makes them feel more involved, but it also allows you to solicit their thoughts and ideas.

Make sure you visit the wedding venue a month or two before the big day to negotiate what you can and can’t do with the venue’s management.