The pressure to find a suitable wedding venue as fast as possible is something that every couple has to deal with. It is quite understandable. Once a venue has been decided on, focus can shift to other sections of the planning process. There is also that all important issue of bookings done well in advance. A couple that dilly dallies will find that the venue they had hoped to exchange their vows at has been booked solid for months. Before you rush to sign your name on the dotted line though, wedding planner A Fine Touch Limited advices that you put the following into consideration.
Is the venue roomy enough for your planned wedding guests? Will they be left feeling like two day old chicks stuffed into boxes for transportation? There should be enough space for people to move freely around and be able to burst some moves when the music starts playing. Don’t be fooled by what could look like a large venue when empty. Put in mind the fact that wedding decoration and vendor equipment will take up some valuable volume.
Location is key. Yes, the beauty of your chosen venue matters greatly but there are other determinants that come into play before you can say yes to the location. Consider its accessibility to guests who will probably be coming from different areas. Is the venue easy to find? Will it be a hassle for guests who don’t have private transport means? Will guests that are coming from far be able to access nearby accommodation? Is there enough parking space?
Weddings are all about photos. From your first visit to the venue, you should be able to have a feel for whether it will be able to produce stunning pictures. Considering how important light is, are there enough natural and artificial sources? Does the venue have enough aesthetic appeal? Lush gardens perhaps or a cascading waterfall? What are those unique selling points that set it apart from other venues?
The theme that a couple hopes to carry along the day should determine the kind of feel their venue should have. Color schemes matter greatly. Will the venue’s clash with the shades you have in mind? Does the management have any policy regarding wedding décor? Will you be allowed to change the drapes and table covers if need arises?