Millions of brides from all over the world would be ready to testify that the happiest day of their lives wouldn’t be a perfect one without the choice of the right venue. This is never an easy decision to make and, with so many things to be taken in consideration, it can be a long and tiresome process. However, the search for the dream wedding venue can come to a quick end sooner than we would expect if we follow a few simple guidelines.
The suitability of a place is based on four key elements: capacity, location, availability and budget. The size of the place we need is determined by the number of our guests and the type of wedding we are planning. The location should be easily accessible, both for our guests and the suppliers. Now, having chosen the place, we need to consider its availability. A weekend wedding might require to be booked up very far in advance. Last, but not the least: the budget. No need to worry though as there are plenty of hotels to choose from and most certainly there will at least one to fulfill your criteria. Numerous nor at all expensive beautiful locations are ready to welcome you.
At this point we should have a shortlist of hotels as possible wedding venues. Now it’s time to visit them and think in terms of event space, service & quality, external suppliers and catering policy/menu. We will ask to see everything, from the reception area, through the function suite, toilets and other facilities, stage, dance floor and dressing rooms. At the same, we’ll pay attention to staff’s professionalism, politeness and helpfulness, and to the general appearance of the place. As for the external supplier policy, we should check it with the management and act according to that. When it comes to food, our choice of a venue shouldn’t be based on their menu selection alone, we must ask and taste the menu we like.
Finally, we still need to think of a few details such as extra facilities, regulations and table dressing. We should take a look at the facilities the place offers, for example acceptable disabled access, child friendly policy or adequate parking, and check the venue’s fire safety regulations if we wish to use candle light or haze effects in the room. As for the table dressing, it’s for us to decide whether this could be handled by our wedding planner or the venue itself. We should compare costs, expertise and only after that make a decision.
In the end, it might not be difficult at all. We can succeed in finding our the venue more quickly than we think, have there the wedding of our dreams and enjoy every minute of it. All we have to do for a successful search is ti just stay by the rules.