Mountain View Manor // Amanda White Photography
Finding Your Venue
Consider the setting of your venue first. Do you prefer the countryside, mountain views or big city lights?
Besides location, there are a variety of other factors to take into consideration regarding venues. For instance, venues can offer packages as minimal as simply renting the building space itself to offering packages with accommodations from tables, chairs, and glassware to bridal-suites and décor! The all-inclusive venues tend to be pricier upfront, but may save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
Venues that include tables and chairs can be extremely beneficial and not having to rent certain items like wine barrels, kegerators, or dance floors can be a huge stress reliever. Don’t overlook these vital details simply because you like the location or “feel.”
Read reviews and make sure to schedule a venue tour! If you can, try to schedule a tour around the same time of year that your wedding will take place. If that doesn’t work for your schedule or if you live out-of-state, ask the venue manager to share pictures of the grounds around the same day as your wedding date. This will help you gain a better understanding of the fauna that will be blooming or the typical light on the given day. Keep in mind, the venue may look one way in pictures but completely different in person. Don’t jump right in and book straight away, give it some honest thought and compare your options.
Specific questions to ask a venue:
What all is included with your venue?
What is the latest time we can rent it for?
Do you allow outside vendors, or do you have a preferred vendor list?
Do you have an on-site coordinator?
Make sure your venue is one that you’ll both like, as it will be an eternally special place where you said your “I do’s” and celebrated one of best days of your life! Your venue is where your vendor team helps make your vision come to reality – so make sure it’s right for you!