Selecting the perfect venue is one of the most critical decisions about your wedding. Many people think it’s the first decision, but several other details must be settled before you can book a space. To help you out, we’ve created an ultimate checklist for choosing a wedding venue.
- Budget Assessment. Your budget sets the bar for the venue, so when gathering information about potential venues, clarify what you can afford. If the place continually tries to upsell you or is unclear about its pricing, move on. At Moose & Goose Winery, we’re proud to offer an affordable wedding venue for our prospective guests.
- Guest List. Create a rough guest list before looking for venues. You need to know how many people the venue should accommodate comfortably. Add another 10% to the number of guests and use that as your base. It is easier to subtract guests than add them later.
- Location. Choose a location that is convenient for you and your guests. Consider accessibility, parking options, and proximity to hotels, airports, and services you might need. For example, our winery is less than 10 miles from hotels, restaurants, and vacation rentals.
- Style and Theme. Think about the style and theme of your wedding. Ensure the venue aligns with your rustic, modern, traditional, or unique vision.
- Amenities. Inquire about the amenities the venue offers. This may include tables, chairs, linens, audiovisual equipment, and dressing rooms. Also, ask if they provide catering services or have preferred vendors.
- Availability. Check the venue’s availability for your desired wedding date. Some popular venues book up quickly, so flexibility with your date might be necessary.
- Parking and Transportation. Evaluate the parking options at the venue and whether transportation will be needed for your guests.
- Visit and Visualize. Schedule a visit to the venue to see it in person. This will help you visualize your wedding day and make an informed decision.
Choosing your wedding venue takes time. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and prioritize what matters most to you and your partner. With our checklist, you’ll be well-prepared to decide what fits your special day. If you’re looking for a country setting and wonderful wines, our wedding venue might be the one for you. Contact us to get more information.