Planning an event can truly be a handful, and considering how important and impactful a wedding may be for the whole family, it is important to do your planning early. The amount of time it takes to plan a wedding can vary, but one thing to get started on early is the venue. The venue you choose sets the entire atmosphere for the event. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect venue for your big day.
The first step for planning your perfect wedding is choosing where it will take place. You have a plethora of options that all just depend on your vision for your big day. You may be looking to find a location central to where you first met your soon-to-be spouse. Or perhaps you want to go to a place that is meaningful to you both, whether it is someone’s hometown or where a memorable date occurred. You could even have a destination wedding somewhere tropical and far from home! Choosing your location makes it easier to figure out the other logistics surrounding your venue, such as determining which golf courses are available in that city or if your favorite taco spot in the next town over caters.
Type of Venue
Some venues include a house of religious worship, backyards, barns, hotels, golf courses, etc. When you think about where you want your venue to be, you should consider the average weather conditions at the time of your wedding, especially if you are considering an outdoors venue. When choosing the type of venue, you should consider your guests as well. Is it wheelchair accessible for anyone who may need it? Is your location in a field where someone with severe allergies could ruin the ceremony with their sneezes? Is it too close to the local bar where an aunt or uncle could stray too far from the ceremony? These factors are just a few important ones to consider for your venue choice.
Big wedding or small? That is the question that you should consider when choosing the size of a venue. There is no need to have a venue that can fit 500 people if you are only accommodating 50, and on the other hand, you should not get a space that is meant for 500 people and hope to fit 550 in there. To keep the space inviting and comfortable for all, it is good to know the number of guests you will likely have so that you can begin to consider how many chairs you will need and where everything will be set up.
Knowing what you are and aren’t allowed to do in the space is a big part of choosing the proper space for an event. Some venues may not allow certain traditions like throwing rice. If you plan to have the reception in the same building or facility, you should also consider any restrictions on how late everyone can be there. It would be no good if the party got started at 6 p.m. only for everyone to have to be out of the building by 8 p.m.
Once your venue is chosen and it’s time to select your tables, chairs, and other rentals, come to the place that does it best: Camelot Party Rentals. At Camelot, we can assist you with finding the perfect dining table and chairs combo to fill the venue. We can also help you pick out complementary sets of silverware and dinnerware that will be the talk of the event. If you are planning a wedding or other major event and need party rentals to complete your vision, contact us today!