For many couples, choosing a wedding venue can be a very difficult thing to do because there are so many things that you need to take into consideration. It is important to ensure that you choose the right location for your wedding reception and even for the ceremony itself, if you are not planning to marry in a church. Your venue will play a huge part in your special day so make sure you put plenty of thought into where you decide to have your wedding ceremony and reception.
Some of the things to consider:
The cost of the venue: Weddings are very expensive affairs for most couples. You need to set aside a budget that you know you can afford and do your best not to go over the budget. When choosing your venue make sure you look at the total cost – and wherever possible try and haggle with the management in order to get a better deal!
The location: The location of your venue is also very important, as you need to make sure that both you and your guests can get there without too much inconvenience. Choose a venue that is close enough for you to get to without having to spend a huge amount of time travelling (the last thing you want when you are dressed up to the nines for your big day!)
Parking: Some couples may want to check on the parking facilities at or close to the venue, especially if it is a big event with a lot of guests.
The size of the room: When you are choosing a venue make sure that you find out how many guests the room can accommodate so that you have a venue that is able to cater for the number of people that you have invited or plan to invite
Extras: Another thing to look at when choosing a venue is any extras that are available. For example, if you are not getting married in a church and you are booking a hotel venue you may want to find out whether the hotel offers civil marriage service facilities. You can also ask about things such as any entertainment and catering options if you are choosing a wedding venue for your wedding reception