Wedding Venue Tips From Experts

Finding your perfect wedding venue can be a strenuous task, especially with all the incredible Proudly Pink Book Wedding Venues on our site! In this blog we’ve jotted down the top 5 Wedding Venue Tips from Wedding Planner that you need to take into consideration before finalising your decision.

Wedding Venue Tips

1.Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony Locations

Having an indoor and outdoor ceremony area option is a must have! If you’re planning a wedding from September through to March; should you want an outdoor ceremony, you need to be able to move very easily to an inside space should the weather not be favourable on the day.

Wedding Venue Tips

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2.Venue Package Inclusion

Ensure that the venue has the basic elements such as tables, chairs, cutlery and glasses. If you have these as part of your venue hire you will definitely benefit from that financially as you don’t have to put budget aside to hire these items in from another company.

Wedding Venue Tips - Package Inclusion

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3.Your Wedding Timeline

A very important thing you need to look at in the venue agreement that you will or have signed is your timeline. Until what time are you allowed to party? When are you and the vendors expected to do your setup and breakdown? Majority of wedding venues allow you to party until 12am and a handful offer additional hours at a cost. A handful venues allow you to do setup the day before the wedding whilst other charge a fee for this.

Depending on where the venue is located also plays a role in determining until when you are allowed to be on the premises. For example, a venue in the bushveld or countryside might not have noise restrictions so you can party until 2 or even 3 am but a city venue will most probably have a cut-off time because they are surrounded by other businesses or residential areas. Again, it is important to have a look at your time limitations especially if you plan to party into the morning hours!

Wedding Venue Tips - Timeline

4.Accommodation Options

A lot of couples really want accommodation on site. It’s just way easier getting ready at the venue! Thankfully, a lot of venues have accommodation on-site and packages that include this. Definitely look at where the venue is situated. How many guests are attending that require accommodation? If the venue doesn’t have accommodation, what options are there within a 5 – 10 minute drive.

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5.Food and Service Quality

Everyone knows that one thing guests will always remember from attending a wedding is the quality of the food. If the venue includes catering be sure to book a tasting to ensure the items you’ve selected is delicious! Another important element is the quality of the service that the venue offers. The waitering staff is the backbone of any wedding. Be sure to ask which staffing company the venue uses and go have a look at the reviews.

Wedding Venue Tips - Catering and Staff

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Watch this video on our YouTube channel for more advise on wedding venue selection:

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