There are many tasks to do when planning a wedding and one of the most important ones is selecting a venue for the wedding and/or reception. Before going out to look over venues, you will want to plan out what you need in a venue so you can select the perfect one. Here are some factors to consider before you choose your wedding location.

What Is Happening at the Venue?

Are you holding the wedding and the reception at the same venue? If so, you will want to select a location that has enough room for both events. The venue should not only have an area to hold the wedding, whether it is being done outside or inside, but they should have kitchen facilities so the caterers have an area to prepare the food for the reception.

How Many Guests Will You Have?

Before making appointments to see wedding locations, do the math so you know how many guests you are expecting. You can use your invitation list to determine the number because even though all of the invitees may not RSVP, you will want to have plenty of room in case all of them do show up. Also, if you are allowing invitees to bring someone, take that into consideration as well when selecting the venue size.

What Accommodations Are Available?

If this venue is for your wedding reception Sydney, you will want to make sure they have enough facilities to handle your guest list. The venue should have enough lavatories to accommodate your guests and, if children are invited to the wedding, you may want to have a separate area where they can be entertained, play or take a nap.

If someone on your list has a disability or if your grandparents will be in attendance, make sure the facilities can accommodate their needs as well. Also, if your wedding is in the summer or winter, make sure they have heaters or air conditioners in order to keep everyone comfortable.

What Time of Day Is the Event?

When you schedule visits to the venues, try to make your appointments at the same time of day as the wedding, especially if it is to be an outdoor wedding or reception. This will give you an idea of how well the venue is lit during the time of day your wedding is being held, how cool the temperature may be. You should also take your wedding planner on the visits. They usually look at venues in a different way than the couple and they can give you some advice on whether it will be a good venue for your needs.

Selecting a venue is an important part of having a memorable wedding. Planning ahead before visiting venues will help you select one that will fit your needs. Ask the venue owners about their experience holding weddings and/or receptions. You don’t want to risk ruining your wedding if the venue owners promise too much and then cannot deliver on their promises.

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