The wedding day is one of the most exciting events in a lifetime. This will be the day on which you will celebrate love, family and union, and of course will have a chance to reunite with all of your friends and family for a lovely party. One of the biggest parts of organizing your wedding will be making sure that you have an appropriate venue, able to host the reception and the ceremony and be pleasing to the most of your guests. If you have a rather large guest list, the venue you have chosen may not be pleasing for everyone, so it is important to consider the needs of your guests too, and make sure they will have a good time as well.
Although your choice of the venue is primarily going to rely on your personal preference, you should still check and see if the venue you have chosen will be able to accommodate the majority of your guests. Depending on the size of your guest list, you may have to choose a smaller or a larger venue, and a set unique accessories that may be deemed necessary by the event. For example, if you want a popular, romantic wedding set on one of the waterfront venues, you should take a step back and check what kind of a setting is it. Does the venue provide a nice view? Or is it set on the beach? If it is outdoors, you may want to plan ahead and ensure your guests will be able to move indoors if there is rain.
The distance your guests have to travel will also matter. Of course, you should check with the venue owner if there will be enough parking spaces to accommodate all of the guests who will be arriving via a vehicle, and you should also ensure that the venue was fairly easy to access for the guests who will be arriving through public transportation means. When it comes to waterfront venues, there should be enough space for all of your guests to be comfortably seated, but keep in mind the special needs that may occur if some of your guests have small children or toddlers, who will also be attending.
For the least amount of work and stress involved, try and look for a venue that will be able to host both the reception and the ceremony. You should also ensure that the venue of your choice will have catering services on-site. This way, all of the aspects of your wedding will be handled in a single location, and your guests won’t have to travel to a different location until the entire event is over. Although this is usually the most hassle free approach you could ask for, venues of this sort tend to be quite expensive.