December 16, 2020



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Top 5 Tips For Selecting a Wedding Venue

Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you have said ‘yes!’ to your best friend, it’s time to start planning your special day! Although there are so many different wedding venue options to choose from, you want to be sure you select the right wedding venue. These are the top tips for selecting a wedding venue.

top 5 tips for selecting a wedding venue

Select a Wedding Venue that Feels like Home

Our first tip to selecting a wedding venue is to select a venue that feels like home.  Your venue is the space that will host your wedding day. When you look back on your wedding day and cherish the memories you want it to be held in a place that reminds you of yourself! 

From libraries and museums to airplane hangers and vineyards the options for wedding venues is endless. Because of the number of options,  couples should choose a venue that closely matches their hobbies and interests. Each couple has personal preferences for how they like to celebrate. A couple who wants a big party with dancing, a DJ, and all the traditional reception celebration will most likely book a different venue than the couple who are looking for a romantic low-key dinner party. Be sure to find a venue that fits you and your personal preferences. 

Start looking in advance 

To ensure you book your dream wedding venue, start searching for your wedding venue far out in advance. Did you know Wedding venues are the first vendors couples book? This means venues can be booked as far as a year or even two in advance! If you are even slightly interested in a venue, contact them! Learn more about their availability, pricing, and any additional information you may need to book your date. 

Also,  consider asking about weekday options. Many venues offer special pricing for Thursday weddings. Although this isn’t a traditional day to wed, it could save you money and increase your budget for the other vendors and decor you want! Weekend days also give your guests the option to stay in town for a long weekend! 

Consider the location

Another tip for selecting a wedding venue is to consider the location. It’s more important than you think! Consider how close or far away you want to be wed. Wedding venues located near you are convenient, however, if you can’t seem to find the right venue in your town, consider traveling! Destination weddings have become more popular among couples in recent years. Destination weddings used to mean traveling to another country. Today, destination weddings are only a few zip codes away! Be open to traveling to a neighboring city or even state to plan for an adventurous wedding!

Consider your guest count 

Every venue allows a different guest count. Some venues are equipped for 400 guests while other venues only have space for 75. When selecting your wedding venue, be sure to know many people you want at your wedding. If you haven’t created an exact guest list, that’s okay! Just be sure to have a general idea of how many people you want to invite. A rough idea will help you narrow down your venue options. 

If you’re interested in getting married in Central Florida, check out Wedding Venue Map! Their search engine style site allows you to narrow down venues by style and number of guests!

Chat with your wedding planner

Our final and most important tip is to chat with your wedding planner! Do not forget they are professionals and you hired them to help plan and execute your dream day! Your planner will have venue recommendations and can book site visits on your behalf. Your wedding planner has your best interest at heart and they will be sure to find the perfect venue if you are struggling to find it yourself. 

tips on how to book a wedding venue

Wedding planning can be stressful for couples, but once you find the perfect venue, all other details and vendor selections start to fall into place. Our team of wedding planners are based in Central Florida but have experience with planning destination weddings. Contact us! We’d love to help you find the perfect wedding venue and assist with all other planning needs.


  1. Johny Singh says:

    Great Tips!
    I really appreciate your efforts put on this post. Thanks for sharing this…

  2. My best friend is getting married in June and she needs to pick the venue for her wedding and reception. I love how you said that it is crucial to consider the number of people on your guest list when choosing a venue to help you narrow down your options. I will have to help my friend come up with her guest list as soon as possible so that she can find a venue that is perfect for the occasion.

  3. I love the advice you gave about finding a venue that reminds you of yourself. My fiance and I have been looking for a place for a while now. COVID-19 shut down a lot of our plans so maybe we can find a better venue now.

  4. Kate Hansen says:

    It’s good to know that it is really important to consider the location. My brother was telling me last night while at my house for dinner about how he and his fiancé are needing to search for a wedding venue in a couple of weeks, and he wants to make sure that they can choose the right one. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to him as they search for a wedding venue to rent.

  5. My fiance and I got engaged last week, and we’re very excited to start planning our wedding. We can’t wait any longer, and we decided to get married next spring, so we believe your venue insight will definitely help us. We appreciate your advice on considering our wedding’s guest number before choosing a venue.

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