Of all the decisions you’ll have to make when planning a wedding, choosing a venue is one of the most important. The right wedding venue accommodates your guests and sets the tone for the entire celebration, and may include additional services that take the stress out of the planning process. If you’re choosing between multiple locations, the list below can help you narrow your selection.
4 Factors to Consider in a Wedding Venue
1. Room Size
Does the venue have enough space to accommodate the guests you’re planning to invite? While you don’t want everyone to be cramped, you also don’t want a lot of empty space, so put together your guest list before looking at venues. That way, you’ll know how much seating you’ll need to fit everyone comfortably.
2. Wedding Theme
Size and budget are major concerns for most couples, but in the long run, you’ll be happiest with a space that aesthetically matches the theme of your wedding. For instance, if you’ve always dreamed of a traditional ceremony, don’t go for a whimsical or modern room, even if you get a discount.
3. Practical Concerns
Is the wedding venue easy to get to? Is there enough parking? On the big day, these seemingly minor details can create a lot of confusion and frustration, especially if they cause important guests to be late. If planning isn’t your strong point, the venue owners should be able to help you think through the logistics.
4. Other Services
Does the venue provide on-site catering, or will you have to hire someone to bring in food and drinks? The best wedding venues have relationships with a wide range of vendors to help make planning your wedding as easy as possible. If they do offer on-site catering, but you want to bring in outside food, make sure this won’t cause any issues.
As one of the area’s favorite wedding venues, the Makoy Center in Hilliard, OH, has won Best Weddings in the Knot for six consecutive years. They have three event spaces, a beautiful outdoor area that can accommodate more than 1,000 guests and a broad range of decorating options. Visit their website for more on their award-winning rooms and services, follow their Facebook for advice and updates, or call (614) 777-1211 to discuss your dream wedding and request a quote.