3 Tips for Picking the Perfect Wedding Venue

Everyone knows that one of the hardest parts about planning a wedding is finding the perfect venue. There are so many things to consider, from the decorations, to the inclusions, to the views, and especially the price. That’s why we here at Longmeadow wanted to offer some free advice on how you can narrow down your search and find a place that will be the ideal setting for your big day. So without further adieu, here are three tips that will help make picking the right wedding venue a breeze!

Tip #1: Not Too Big, and Not Too Small

When picking a wedding venue, one of the most important aspects to consider is size. You want to make sure that you compare the size and capacity of the venue to the size of your guest list. The number of guests attending is going to play a big role in the type of venue you select. If you want your nuptials to be small and intimate, places like local churches and even some restaurants can be great locations for weddings or receptions. However, if you’re planning on hosting a larger event, then it’s a good idea to look at more specialized wedding venues and locations. There’s nothing worse than not having enough space for all your guests when the big day finally rolls around. Conversely, you also don’t want to book an enormous empty hall for an event that will only have 50 guests. Either way, be sure to take the size of the venue into account when looking at your options.

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Tip #2: A Location You Can Agree On

We’ve all heard the phrase “happy wife happy life” and while this idiom might be true; it’s still supposed to be a special day for both of you. Before you pull the trigger on a particular venue, make sure that you and your future spouse are both comfortable and happy with the decision. This will help ensure that not only are you starting things off on the right foot, but also help to make the big day even more memorable. Marriages are built on trust and communication, so be sure to take the other person’s feelings into account when looking at venues. One of you may prefer a mountain top wedding, while the other may be hoping for something more traditional, like their favorite church. It’s important that you discuss this beforehand so that neither of you are left feeling unheard. This may be an extra hassle that you have to take into consideration, but trust us when we say it will be well worth it to find somewhere that suits both of your tastes.

Tip #3: Stay Within Your Budget

Now, this one can almost go without saying, but be sure to pick a venue that’s within or below your budget. While you may be tempted to splurge on the venue, it’s always better not to break the bank. While your ideal location may have breathtaking views, timeless decor, or an amazing menu, it’s not worth it if it’s going to put you in debt. It’s best to choose somewhere that you can afford so that you can use that money for other things, like the honeymoon for example. There’s nothing worse than blowing a ton of money on an expensive venue only to regret it down the road. That’s definitely not the way you want to start your marriage. So, while it may be difficult to stay within your budget, it’s well worth it, and also it’s a great way to help reduce the stress of both the planning and the wedding day itself. Plus, money is the last thing you want to be worried about on your special day!

Searching for the ideal wedding venue can be quite the difficult task. There are so many things to take into consideration, and narrowing down your choices is never easy. That being said, whatever you and your partner decide, these three tips will help make sure that wherever it is, it will be the perfect fit for you! If you’re on the hunt for a Colorado wedding venue, then we know just the place! Longmeadow Event Center checks all of the boxes mentioned above, and features numerous amenities and accommodations that will be sure to make your big day one you’ll never forget. Head on over to our Weddings page for more info and to see if we’re a fit for your needs!


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