- 3rd April 2017
- Posted by: Steven Mawhinney
- Category: Wedding Music
Booking a Wedding Venue
What’s important to you when booking a wedding venue? Is it the cost? Is the
setting? The grounds for the Photographer? Is it the size of the venue? or does
consideration include how big the venue is for your evening entertainment?
Cost of your Wedding Venue
I’m sure this is a big part of any couples big day and it seems now that
Multi-Purpose venues are becoming more and more popular eg. Ceremony
Venue, Photographic grounds, Accommodation for overnight guests and
Reception venue for that all important Evening Wedding Reception.
Many people are opting for converted barns etc. a key point about these venues
is for your guests and entertainment for example –
Is the bar situated within the reception room itself or if it’s not in the room will
it detract from the DJ you have booked for you Evening Reception??
The all Important Wedding snaps for your Photo Album is something that
involves you both as well as important advice from your photographer.
Ideally within the grounds of the Wedding Reception suits everyone as it saves
breaking off your big day to travel to a separate location for snaps while your
guests mill around waiting for your big arrival perhaps up to 1 ½ hours later
depending on the location.
Also less stress with trying to make sure everyone you need for photos gets to
the right place on time.
Size of the Venue
A kind of obvious one but a larger venue needs a guest list to match and there is
nothing worse from my experience of the years seeing a smaller venue
struggling to fit anymore chairs in the room. Generally though Hotel/ Wedding
Venues are superb at getting the size of room right for the amount of guests you
have invited including your evening invites.
Space for your Entertainment
This in my opinion is a very important part as I have played many venues with
the band and after DJ sitting on top of each other in a tight space. The other
thing you don’t want to restrict is the dancefloor space for your guests to enjoy.
Your priority is to have a good clear dancefloor for that all important first dance
Also room is important for you Videographer/Photographer to move around and
get good shots.
All the above are just points that are well worth considering in my opinion.