There are lots aspects that go into the perfect wedding reception venue, when you begin your search, here are a few key tips to keep in mind:

CEREMONY – how far do you want to travel, and have your guests, travel to reach the reception venue. Anything over an hour is really a lot to ask of your guests.

SIZE – how much room do you need for your guests to eat, drink, dance and be merry.

INSIDE & OUTSIDE – many couples want to have an outdoor cocktail hour then adjure indoors for the reception. Is there a “bad weather” alternate, is there enough shade if it’s a hot day?

WHAT’S INCLUDED – venues can include anything from linens, flowers & decor to wedding cakes, so be sure to ask.

PARKING – is there ample parking for your guests, is there a valet service, how far is the parking area.

DO’S & DON’TS – be sure to ask what is and is not allowed on the facility; loud music, confetti, flames and sometimes even children are an issue.

ACCOMMODATIONS – if you have lots of guests traveling from out of town, is there a hotel or motel in the area, within reasonable distance, that your guests can stay at.

Once you ask yourselves these questions, you can begin your hunt for the perfect wedding reception venue.

Best Wishes & Happy Planning ~
Melissa Fife
“Designing the Day of your Dream