Throughout wedding planning, there are many essential details brides and grooms need to consider. In addition to selecting flowers, sending invitations, and hiring a catering service, you’ll need to choose a venue that is both aesthetically pleasing and meets the needs of the ceremony. Consider the following guide on how to select a venue and date for your upcoming nuptials.
Your Guide to Selecting a Wedding Venue
Make Your Guest List First
If you know how many people you are expecting at your wedding, it will be much easier to choose a venue. Make your guest list, and then select a hotel, banquet hall, or historic home that can comfortably accommodate all attendees. Don’t forget to account for personnel, such as ushers, DJs, and catering staff, and any equipment that needs to be set up.
Think About A/V Needs
If you plan to have a live band, DJ, or slideshow presentation at your wedding, make sure your venue has the proper technology. This can include audiovisual equipment such as a surround-sound speaker system, mixing board, microphones, stage lighting, projector, and screen.
Keep Your Theme In Mind
Ideally, your wedding venue should match the theme of your event. If you’re planning a non-traditional ceremony, hold it in a museum or warehouse. If your event is more traditional, chapels, gardens, and banquet halls are excellent options.
Book the Venue Before Setting the Date
As a general rule, it’s more challenging to find a venue if you set the date first. You wouldn’t want to choose a date and then find out your top location choice isn’t available. Select the venue first, and based on their booking availability, set your date.
Once you set a date and select a venue, get in touch with Party Pleasers to help you bring your event to life. They provide MCs, DJs, audiovisual equipment, photo booths, lighting, and decor for birthdays, weddings, and bar mitzvahs throughout the Cincinnati, OH, area. Call (513) 417-8316 today to begin planning your event and visit them online to submit a booking request.