Things to Look for a wedding Reception Venue

Things to Look for a wedding Reception Venue

Things to Look for a wedding Reception Venue

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Choosing your wedding venue is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make during the planning process. Booking a venue was the most expensive decision couples made while planning their nuptials. But other than budget, you may be wondering what else to look for in your wedding venue. Of course, you should be searching for that special feeling of finding “the one,” but there are other factors to consider as well.

Make sure the room or space is large enough…

It sounds obvious, but when it comes to what you should look for in your wedding venue, this is so important. Make sure the room or space is large enough to accommodate the number of people on your guest list. The site may look enormous when it’s empty, but wedding essentials—tables, chairs, a buffet, bar, the band or DJ setup, the dance floor—will fill it quickly.


To ensure your venue has good lighting, we also reccomend visiting the site at the same time of day you’ve chosen for your wedding. Even if the space looks romantic by candlelight, you may be surprised by the sight of that outdated carpet during the day. If you only check it out in the evening, you’ll also miss a chance to see how the sunlight streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows completely transforms the room.

The average wedding venue cost

Given the average price for a wedding venue, it’s one of the most important decisions for couples. In fact, our survey reveals that to-be-weds named venue, guest count and location as the top three most important aspects when finalizing their wedding budget.

Some wedding venue prices include packages with catering, on-site coordinators, insurance, entertainment, décor or cleaning fees. These additions will make for an easier planning process for you, though they may come at a higher cost. It’s always best to talk through all potential options with your vendors to make the best decisions for your wedding day. 

Vogue Reception halls
Vogue Reception halls
Du Parc reception halls

Plenty of Parking

Make sure the site is near a good parking lot, garage or big, empty street where it’s legal (and safe) to park. If parking is a problem, look for other ways to get everyone to the party. Can a shuttle bus or vans take guests from the ceremony to the reception? Inadequate parking isn’t necessarily a deal breaker, but it may mean spending more time and money to figure out a viable transportation alternative.

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