Planning your wedding certainly requires a great deal of organization and consideration. But before you can really commit to booking anything for your big day, you’ll need to find the perfect wedding venue. And if your dream day is a small, intimate wedding celebration, those big traditional banquet halls and golf course destinations simply won’t do. So, when you’re ready to select your wedding venue, with an intimate wedding in mind, consider these things.
Is This Venue What You Consider Perfect?
Once you’ve narrowed down your wedding venue options to a select few, it’s time to get serious about making a decision. Take a step back and away from all the stresses of planning, coordination, and provisions for a second. Imagine yourself standing in the middle of each place, with nothing else around you. As you look around, add in your favorite people, things, and décor. Is that final image what you would consider absolutely perfect? If you’re not sure, or something just doesn’t seem perfect, you might want to keep looking. You’ll face a lot of compromises when you’re planning a wedding. Your wedding venue shouldn’t be one of them.
Does This Wedding Venue Offer Practicality?
When selecting a venue for your intimate wedding celebration, you’ll want to think about how practical the space is. For example, how is the accessibility and parking for guests? Is there enough space for everyone on your invite list to sit and mingle comfortably? Can any other vendors, like caterers or musicians, easily set up and operate? If you’re not certain the wedding venue makes practical sense, you may need to find another option.
Pay attention to your surroundings and consider the backdrop of every selfie and professional picture taken. Some wedding venues are spectacular inside, for example, but the outside doesn’t offer much in the way of pleasing aesthetics. Maybe you found a fantastic little rooftop venue but realize the power lines in the background won’t be dazzling in those wedding photos. Be mindful, too, of nearby passing trains or other noise pollutants that might ruin a special moment.
Making Those Few Guests You Have Comfortable
Having enough room for all your guests, even in an intimate wedding setting, is important. But look beyond the seating capacity, as well. Are the bathrooms adequate? Will guests with special needs or disabilities be able to easily and safely maneuver where they need to go? If the wedding venue is upstairs, you’ll want to make sure you have elevator access for some guests who can’t take the stairs. Review each venue option through the lens of your guests so you can make sure to pick a place that is comfortable for them and which provides a pleasantly memorable experience.
When you’ve made a decision on the perfect place, get in touch with us and we will happily assist you with gorgeous flowers, linens and a wide assortment of vases, vessels, candles, and place-settings and more.