Things You Might Not Think About When Choosing A Wedding Venue

If you've recently become engaged, hopefully you've at least begun thinking about the type of venue you'd like to hold your wedding at. Surely there are some basic considerations that will come to mind when you think about your ideal wedding hall. For instance, will it be inside or outside? How large of a venue will you need for your anticipated guest list?

Beyond these basics, however, there are a lot of additional factors you may not think to consider:

How Will You Pay?

It's no secret that weddings are expensive, but renting-out a venue can often be one of the most pricey aspects of your big day. Therefore, you'll want to figure out your payment options for the venue ahead of time. These days, there lots of different payment options by many venues. Some will require a deposit followed by monthly payments, whereas others may prefer that you pay in full at the time of reservation. Some may simply require you to have paid the balance off by the day of your ceremony.

Know your budget and find a venue with payment options that suit your needs. Oh, and don't forget to make sure you get a detailed list of what's included by your venue and what's not; for example, don't just assume the venue will provide chairs and tables.

What About Parking?

While it's obvious that you'll need to find a venue that's large enough to accommodate everybody in your party, you don't want to overlook the parking situation. Just because a venue is large enough for all of your guests, this doesn't necessarily mean that parking will be ample. Find out what kind of parking is available and whether your guests will need to pay for it. If adequate parking isn't available for all your guests, be sure to scope out nearby public lots or other parking options that are within walking distance of the venue and clearly indicate these options on your wedding invitations.

Are There Any Restrictions?

You may think that once you rent out a venue, such as Rosebud School Of The Arts, you have free reign to decorate it as you see fit. However, many venues have restrictions in place as required by their liability insurance policies. For example, you may not be allowed you use real candles in your centerpieces if your venue is indoors; instead, you'll need to use flame-less candles to produce the same ambiance. Furthermore, if you have an outdoor venue, fireworks and confetti may also be restricted. 

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