Planning a wedding is a joyous occasion. But it is also extremely challenging. One of the most difficult aspects of planning a wedding is finding a venue that meets your needs and budget. How do you find a place large (or small) enough to accommodate your guests? Will they allow outside catering? While you might find the perfect size banquet hall, it might not feature the amenities you need for the big day. Finally, what about the cost? The most glamorous wedding venues around the world are also very expensive.
But don’t fret. It’s possible to find an affordable wedding venue that meets your needs. Whether you’re the bride or a professional wedding planner, organizing a wedding takes proper planning. Here’s a look at how to choose the right wedding venue according to your needs and budget.
Find the right location. The first step to choosing a wedding venue is picking the location. If you’re not having a destination wedding in another state or country, the best way to choose a location is to select a city in which most of your guests live or work. The location should not be more than 30 minutes away for most of your guests. For example, if most of your family and friends live in Glendale, Burbank, and the San Fernando Valley, check out the banquet halls provided by L.A. Banquets. Choosing a convenient location will ensure that more people will RSVP to your wedding and that they will arrive on time.
Select the right size. Once you’ve agreed upon the location, it’s time to narrow your search according to the size of the hall. Find a size that can comfortably accommodate all of your guests. This means that the hall must have enough room to accommodate dinning, drinking, socializing, and dancing. Choosing the right size will ensure that everyone is comfortable and happy. Selecting a hall too small will be extremely uncomfortable for everyone, while selecting a venue too big will look as though some of your guests ditched your big day.
Pick your must-have amenities. Although price is a big factor when selecting a wedding venue, you shouldn’t have to compromise amenities to get a deal. Find a wedding venue that has the features you simply can’t do without. If you plan to have a cocktail hour, the venue should have a beautiful foyer or lounge area. If you’re hiring a band or DJ, the venue requires a stage and a dance floor. If you have your own catering company, this means that the venue should allow outside catering.