Few things are more challenging in the wedding preparation process than finding the venue. Whereas some couples will opt for the most popular event venue in town, others will choose a breathtaking nature setting. Here at The Fitzpatrick Hotel, we want to help you find your dream wedding location without taking on additional stress.
Here are five tips for choosing the ideal wedding venue, as referenced from Brides.
Choose a location that aligns with your vision
Even the most stunning event venue will not appeal to every couple. Before getting too far ahead of yourself, take some time brainstorming with your fiance. If you’re wanting a modern wedding, consider an upscale restaurant or art gallery as the venue. On the other hand, if you would prefer an outdoor celebration, start looking into parks, beaches, and similar natural spaces.
Keep your guest list in mind
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the perfect wedding venue once you find it. The two of you will start picturing where everything will be set up, from the band (or DJ) to the food. However, before you sign on the dotted line, double-check that the venue can accommodate your guest list. The last thing you want is to find out after the fact that the place you picked is too small and, consequently, be forced to have an awkward conversation with a loved one.
Remember your budget
According to The Knot, the average American wedding costs a whopping $30,000. Not surprisingly, the venue accounts for a sizable chunk of that. Before diving too deep into venues, set a budget and stick to it. It’s also worth asking if the places you’re looking at will tack on additional costs for food, drinks (including a bartender), and decorations.
Look at what’s included
Some venues prevent couples from bringing in their own vendors and decorations, while others have no issue with it at all. That’s why we suggest knowing what’s included with the venues on your shortlist. Pro tip: Just because full-service venues might seem like the most convenient option, chances are they’ll also be the most expensive ones. For those on a tight budget, it’s important to save a few extra bucks wherever possible.
In our social media-dominated society, it’s easy to fall in love with someone else’s wedding and attempt to replicate it for your own. Remember that the venue you choose will be a representation of who you are. It’s okay to stray from the path taken by most couples and choose an out-of-the-box venue for your special day.
Choose Our Event Venue in Washington
Have you been searching for an incredible wedding venue in Washington, Georgia? Look no further than The Fitzpatrick Hotel! Rental of this historic facility includes assorted banquet tables, a podium and microphone, bartenders, caterers, setup and cleanup, as well as discounted room blocks upon request.
Make your big day one to remember at The Fitzpatrick Hotel!