Planning Tip Tuesday: Tips for Selecting Your Venue

Selecting your venue is definitely one of the most exciting but also stressful parts of the whole wedding planning process! We know it is a very big decision, and want to help make sure you are choosing the perfect wedding location. See our top 5 tips of what to consider when choosing your venue: 

Budget: First and foremost, set a budget and guest count, so you don't go looking at venues that are out of your price range or cannot accommodate your size group

 The Happy Bloom

The Happy Bloom

Mobility: Some venues are not handicap accessible or without elevators, so be sure to weigh this option when choosing your venue if you have any guests who would have difficulty maneuvering a plantation or up the stairs  

In-house food and beverage: keep in mind this also plays a part in the overall wedding budget, but can be also be a plus to have a one-stop-shop

 Lydia Ruth Photography 

Lydia Ruth Photography 

Weather: If you are getting married in the hot summer months or dead of winter, be cautious of booking a venue that doesn't have temperature control

Location: Consider the proximity to downtown for driving time and if you want to provide transportation for your guests 

 Monika Gauthier 

Monika Gauthier 

Lastly, be sure to read your venues contract in full, so you are aware of all the rules and regulations before signing. Each venue has different guidelines, so be sure you are in the know of their restrictions such as smoking on property, music end time, and parking.