Choosing a Wedding Reception Venue

Although many wedding ceremony and reception venues are now combined, often the two are still held in two very separate venues. Choosing a wedding reception venue will be based on several factors, but the two main ones that will most influence venue decisions are the number of guests and the limit of the budget! Establish the limits of these two aspects first and then consider the following factors, to help find the perfect wedding reception venue:

Location

Location is important in respect of guests particularly. Deciding on a location which prioritizes the guests means considering that many of them may already have travelled quite far to attend the wedding, so involving them in a prolonged journey to the reception may be asking too much. Similarly, if the location of the reception venue is a considerable distance, the additional cost of cab fares may be an expensive burden for guests without transport, particularly those who may have already incurred travel expenses to come. If this is the case, venues in a relative proximity to the ceremony venue could be the best choice.

Catering

Deciding whether the catering needs to be included as part of the venue’s reception package or not will help in identifying potential venues for the event. If the venue is ideal but expensive, and does not include catering services, then catering will be an additional expense, whereas if the venue’s ideal, expensive but includes the catering, then it’s likely to be a possible option.

Additional Facilities

When choosing the reception venue, it’s always useful to again think of additional facilities that both guests and the bridal party might enjoy. Choosing a hotel venue means that guests and the bridal party have the option of staying the night and maximizing their enjoyment of the reception!

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