While almost all aspects of a wedding are optional, from forgoing the wedding cake to ditching the flowers and wearing a suit instead of a wedding dress, there’s one thing that you can never skip: the wedding venue. You need to choose a place where your guests, family, and friends can gather and celebrate.
However, it’s not easy to find the perfect wedding venue. There are countless options to choose from ranging from a quiet beach, cozy restaurant like The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro, to an elegant ballroom. With the help from some wedding planners, we’ve rounded up some tips to help you find your dream wedding venue.
Finding Your Dream Wedding Venue
Consult A Wedding Planner First
You should talk to a wedding planner first before you begin looking at wedding venues Myrtle Beach. These experts are familiar with the layout, capabilities of the space, items and time needed to transform it. Your planner also knows how to creatively make your space unique or a quirk about it that and make your vision difficult to achieve.
Pick A Venue That Is Aligned With Your Vision
This may appear obvious, but find venues that will match the aesthetic that you have in mind. If you want to have a modern wedding, check restaurant spaces that are well designed, art galleries, or even warehouses. On the other hand, a wedding that incorporates more natural elements will work really well with outdoor wedding venues like ranches, backyards, and parks. Selecting a venue that will fit in with your chosen theme will make your wedding feel much more connected to the chosen space.
Know Your Guest List
You should know the number of guests you will be inviting before you go checking out wedding reception venues and this can help save you from heartaches and headaches down the road. If you pick a wedding venue that’s way too small for your guest list, then you’ll be in a tough spot. Couples tend to underestimate the number of people they plan to invite or how exactly how many their parents would like to add. So be sure to have that discussion beforehand to know what you are really working with. This could help you break down the budget for your big day, since there are costs that would depend on the number of people that you are inviting to your wedding.
Keep In Mind Your Budget
This entails more than just the cost of the space that you wish to rent. Floral design and décor will play a part in the cost. You should know how much your budget is and how much you need to spend to execute your design. If adding that to the cost of the space blows your budget than you have to look for more affordable spaces or scale back on the design. It is also helpful to break down your budget according to categories. Prioritize the categories that are important.
Think About Your Guests’ Experience
If you are having a destination wedding or you are inviting guests from out of town, you should search for a venue that’s near to a hotel. Always keep their comfort in mind. Plus, the maximum capacity of a room is not usually a comfortable amount space and that’s why you should also ask how many people would fit the room comfortably.
Know What’s Included
In case you are looking at wedding venues where you can bring your own décor and vendors or one that offers full service, make sure that you price everything. A venue with linens, chairs, and tables may cost you more upfront compared to a place where you have to rent your own, but you must ask for an estimate from a rental company so you know how they compare once you have included the price of renting things yourself. Don’t forget that most rental items that are included are pretty basic so you may still wind up paying more to rent the things that fit your vision better. If you are working with a wedding venue that provides in house catering with a beverage and food minimum, don’t forget to include the gratuity and tax in your calculations.
Call The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro if you are looking for the perfect venue for your wedding.
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Ave
Little River, SC 29566