Searching for the perfect venue to suit your event can be daunting, might feel overwhelming, but should be one of the most fun moments in planning your party! I will give a brief overview and specific suggestions to assist in narrowing down your options for the big day!
- – Pour a glass of wine.
- – Drink said wine.
- – Google away!
All jokes aside, internet homework is the most efficient way to begin your search. A Google venue search, Yelp, wedding blogs, and Facebook are great ways to locate venues, their images, locations, reviews, and details to assist in narrowing down your selections. You will eventually tour some of these venues, but weeding out the ones that don’t fit will save you time and money. You may not see pricing online, however you should be looking for and noting the following key points about each venue.
- Guest Capacity
- Food and Beverage availability
- Furniture availability
- Serving/ Glassware availability
- Dance Floor/ Floor Plan versatility
- Outdoor Rain Contingency
- Bridal Suite/ Changing Room availability
Once compared side by side, narrow your venue search to the top 3-5 locations. Reach out to the venue coordinator and take a tour! Sometimes if a public location, you can self-tour during operational hours. After narrowing down further, search venue reviews and comments about other couples experience at the venue to confirm your selection. Once your venue has been selected confirm your date and time with the venue coordinator, make a deposit, then return to steps 1-2 noted above to celebrate!
As always, please feel free to comment or email me with any questions! I am always happy to help!