TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING VENUE
Searching for the right venue for your wedding can be exciting yet stressful but, it is the most crucial decision you will make. Here are some things to consider when looking for that perfect wedding venue!
FINDING A VENUE
Where do you want to get married? It is important to narrow down your location. Is your vision a modern city wedding, a country rustic barn wedding, or a traditional church wedding? Once you have chosen a specific location and a theme then begins the venue search.
WHEN TO BOOK YOUR VENUE
You will want to book your venue at least one year out or two years if you know that far in advance. Venues are booking quickly. If you have your heart set on a venue reach out as soon as possible for a tour of the venues that are of interest to you.
WHAT IS YOUR WEDDING BUDGET?
Your engaged and you have this vision of having your wedding at a specific venue that you LOVE ---- but wait, can you afford it? Is it within your budget?
Rule # 1 - Set Your Budget!
Ask what is included in the price of the venue. Is the rehearsal time included in the cost of the venue? Are the table & chairs included? Does the venue offer any props or decorating items? Are linens included? Small things that are included in the cost of the venue may help you cut some cost elsewhere in turn freeing up more money for your venue budget.
WILL THE VENUE ACCOMODATE THE NUMBER OF GUEST WILL HAVE?
Venues have capacity limits so make sure you verify the capacity prior to booking and does the venue incorporate the number of guests you will in their price?
IS THIS VENUE YOU?
You will remember this day forever so make sure the venue you choose reflects you!
ARE THERE ACCOMMODATIONS NEARBY?
You have wedding guest who need a place to stay. Ask the venue about accommodations that may be in area.
IS THERE IN-HOUSE CATERING?
Does the venue have catering on-site? If so, what do they offer?
If they don't have on-site catering, do they have a list of recommended caterers?
DO THEY HAVE FURNITURE & STYLING?
Most venues have tables & chairs they include but, it can be hit or miss on other items such as, china, flatware, glassware, linens, and/or table decor. Ask what items are included and what may cost extra to utilize.
IS THERE A NOISE RESTRICTION AT THE VENUE?
What time do you need to wrap things up? Do you need to quieten the music at a certain time?
UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER GOT YOU WORRIED?
Planning an outdoor wedding but worried about what if the weather is bad? Make sure there is a backup option or you could be stuck securing an indoor venue also.
I hope that what I shared above helps with your decision making on finding that PERFECT VENUE! At Plain & Simple Catering and Event Planning we strive to make your wedding day vision become a reality by listening to what YOU want. Our catering options are unlimited and everything that Chef Scottie makes is from scratch and will be served hot and fresh.
We offer free tastings of items that you may interested in so that you can pick just the perfect item for your menu.
At Plain & Simple Catering and Event Planning we want you to be satisfied from the first conversation until we are finished cleaning up the last dish or taking down the last decoration!
Please take a moment to look over what we have to offer and reach out to us with any questions you may have. We would love to be a part of making your day the "Best Day Ever"!
Chef Scottie 336-989-6814