Alongside all the other arrangements there are to make for your wedding day, choosing the correct venue is one of the most important decisions you make. The wedding venue you choose will be dependent on the number of guests that will attend, the time of year, and logistical factors such as your budget. But aside from this the venue itself has a huge impact on several other factors related to planning your wedding, such as the influence on décor and attire, and the services that can be provided by caterers and additional vendors, even your photographer will want to know what kind of style your venue is. Here are some ideas on how to choose the best one.
Email or Call First
This may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised by the number of couples that simply show up to a potential wedding venue on any given day, and are then disappointed when they turn up and the place is closed for inspection, or they are otherwise denied entry. All wedding venues in Sydney will have someone available to show you around and explain the processes of booking it out, but you must make an appointment first. Once you arrive, don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have about any aspect of the site, and the representative will sure be happy to answer you.
Think about All the Space You’ll Need
Of course, the space you need will be dependent on the number of guest who’ll be arriving, but there are also other considerations about the various spaces you’ll need too – such as where is the ceremony going to be held? Where is dinner going to be served? Is there a separate space for dancing? Also consider whether you are going to have the wedding ceremony and reception on the same site, and if there is enough space for all. If you do use the same venue for both, it’ll be easier moving guests around, and you’ll save money too, but it might not be your preference.
Go into Each Viewing with an Open Mind
The first venue inspection is always the easiest and most exciting, because you don’t know what to expect. But you should never settle on your first venue, even if it does seem enticing. You need to fully see what’s out there first. That being said, you need to approach each new venue as if it’s your first, with open eyes and an open mind. You may have preferences, or be influenced by previous viewings, but it is best to go in with a blank canvas and see what the venue has to offer.
Selecting the Best
These are just some tips on how to best select your wedding venue, and there are other factors to consider too, of course. But the main thing for any viewing is to arrange an appointment with a representative first, who’ll be able to show you around and explain everything, and then you can ask any questions too. Once you’re looking around each venue, you must think about all the space you’ll need for different purposes. You should also approach each new venue with a clean slate. You know what your needs and requirements are, so with each venue see if it can reach your full potential.