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While pretty much every aspect of a wedding is optional, from wearing a suit instead of a dress to ditching the flowers to forgoing the wedding cake, there’s one thing you can’t skip: a venue! After all, you’ve got to have somewhere for your friends and family to gather and celebrate! But finding the perfect planner isn’t easy. You can go for Enjay Events & EntertainmentThere are so many options to choose from, whether you’re looking for a stunning barn, an elegant ballroom, a cozy restaurant, or a quiet stretch of beach. So we asked a few wedding planners to share their top tips for finding your dream venue.

Photo: Enjay Events and Entertainment.
Photo: Vivanta by Taj Ambassdor

Talk to a Planner First

Yes, before you start looking at spaces! Planners are much more familiar with the capabilities of a space, the layout, and the time and items you’ll need to really transform it. If there’s a creative way to make it unique or a quirk about the space that could make your vision hard to accomplish, your planner will know!

Photo: Enjay Events & Entertainment.

Choose a Venue that Aligns with Your Vision

This might seem obvious, but seek out venues that fit the aesthetic you have in mind. If you’re planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries, well-designed restaurant spaces, or warehouses then you can go for Vivanta by Taj Ambassador. On the flip side, a wedding incorporating more natural elements works well with outdoor venues such as parks, backyards, and ranches. Choosing a venue that fits in with (and enhances) your theme will enable your wedding to feel more connected to space.

Photo: Vivanta by Taj Ambassdor.

Consider Your Guests’ Experience

If you’re inviting a lot of out-of-town guests or having a destination wedding, look for a venue that’s near (or connected to) a hotel. And remember their comfort within the venue, too. The maximum capacity of a room isn’t often a comfortable amount of space, so ask the venue how many people they can fit comfortably, as well as what is allowed according to the fire code. Food plays a major role in weddings. If food is best then the wedding is also best. You can go for Chander Jain Caterers who will add masala on your wedding day.

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Know Your Guest List

Knowing how many guests you’re expecting to invite before you go looking at venues will help save you from headaches and heartaches down the road. If you choose a venue that is too small for your guest list and more guests RSVP ‘yes’ than you can fit in the space, you might be in a tough situation. Couples often underestimate how many people they will invite (or how many their parents will want to add!), so have that conversation early to know what you’re really working with. This will also help you break down your budget, as some costs are very dependent on the number of people you’re inviting.

Photo: Ravneet Puri Photography.

Think About What is Included

If you’re looking at some venues that are full-service, and somewhere you can bring in your own vendors and decor, be sure to price everything out. A venue with tables, chairs, and linens included might cost more upfront than a venue where you need to rent your own, but you should get an estimate from a rental company to see how they compare when you’ve added on the price of renting things for yourself. And remember that the included rental items are often more basic (white linens, standard flatware, banquet chairs, etc.), so you may still end up paying more to rent items that fit your vision better. If you’re working with a venue that has in-house catering with a food and beverage minimum, be sure to include the tax and gratuity in your calculations. Photography is one of the major roles of any wedding, you can go for Ravneet Puri Photography who will fit perfectly in your wedding day.

Photo: Ravneet Puri Photography.

Couples choose venues based off of the style of a wedding they fell in love with online. But it’s important to ask yourselves what feels authentic to you two as a couple and to choose a space and a design that’s a representation of who you are.  And remember that, while a venue might have looked gorgeous with a different theme or design scheme, it may not be the perfect canvas for yours.

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