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How to Choose The Perfect Wedding Venue

June 10, 2021

One of the greatest parts of weddings—besides the fact that you’re marrying your life partner—is the freedom you have to choose your dream wedding. You get to choose the food, guests, dress, and the most important part, the venue. The venue is what can make or break a wedding. Trying to find the perfect location is not as simple as doing a quick search online. Check out the following tips to ensure you choose the perfect wedding venue!

Should I Choose a Wedding Venue Location in Advance?

As a couple, you should take the time to agree upon a few general locations for the wedding and the surrounding landscape. For example, do you want to be married in a church or on the beach? Would you like your wedding in a more exotic location or closer to home? Agree upon general questions like these to narrow your wedding venue search.

How Much Should I Budget for a Wedding Venue?

The next step is to figure out a budget. How much are you willing to spend on the location? If your location is far from hotels, consider the transportation costs of your guests. Will you provide buses for your guests if need be? If so, make sure to include that in your venue budget.

Once you’ve made a general budget, you’ll have a much easier time searching through wedding venues. If you’re looking for affordable wedding venues in Montgomery County, PA, check out Presidential’s exceptional wedding venue!

Figure Out The Essentials for The Wedding Venue

Determining some must-haves of your wedding venue will allow you to quickly filter through options and narrow down exactly what you are looking for. Do you want indoor and outdoor space, and how many people should those areas accommodate? How much privacy do you want from the outside world? 

Make a list of everything you and your spouse must have in a wedding venue. Then, consider going the extra mile and making a list of things the wedding venue cannot have.

How Many People Should I Have at My Wedding?

You and your soon-to-be spouse need to have a general idea of how many guests will be in attendance before you begin venue searching. Count up your friends, family, and the friends of your parents. 

At this point, you should be able to find a venue that has an adequate capacity, fits your budget, includes your must-haves, and is in the perfect geographic location with the ideal surroundings.

Search Online for Your Perfect Venue

Now that you have a set of filters to work with, you can start the fun part of searching online! Do some thorough searches, read reviews, talk to the venues over the phone, and even consider talking to past clients of the venues—if possible. Once you’ve spent some time searching, make a list of three to five venues to choose between.

Should I Visit Wedding Venues Before Booking One?

As long as the wedding venues aren’t halfway across the world, you should visit each location in person. Looking at pictures online cannot replicate the feeling of being at the venue. Through these visits, you’ll know which wedding venue fits you, your spouse, and your dream wedding!

Presidential Caterers is an Extraordinary Affordable Wedding Venue Right Outside Philadelphia

Choosing a wedding venue is an exciting yet difficult process. There are endless venues that may seem perfect from the pictures of the setups and past weddings. Nonetheless, not every venue will work for you and the type of wedding you want. If you want to learn more about wedding venues, contact Presidential today, and we can provide the wedding expertise you need!