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The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

A couple of months ago, my younger sister got married in a beautiful ceremony at her church. Our father has pastored this rural, evangelical church for the past twenty-nine years. Therefore, this special place to both of us was the obvious right venue to have her wedding at. After the wedding ceremony, my parents hosted a reception in the church’s activity building. My sister even decorated this large building herself. Have you picked a venue for your wedding, but don’t know where to have your reception at? When looking for the right place to have this special event, consider your personality and the personality of your future mate. For instance, if you’re cowboy or a cowgirl, you probably wouldn’t enjoy a wedding reception at an upscale country club in town. On this blog, you will discover the best places to host a wedding reception at.

The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

Tips For Booking Your Wedding Reception

by Virgil Woods

Planning your wedding can be one of the biggest tasks you undergo, which is why you need to learn how best to play it smart. While the wedding itself is important, it is the wedding reception that often takes the most planning. To help yourself out with this planning process, you will need to learn about choosing the right wedding reception venue, picking a caterer and paying a price that you can afford.

Choosing the wedding reception venue

The factors below are important whenever your choosing a wedding reception venue:

  1. Lighting setup – since the wedding is all about creating a mood, you need to be sure that you have the lighting you desire to set that mood. The time of day for your wedding reception comes into play also, as you will have different options to work with if the wedding reception venue has a lot of natural lighting.
  2. The dance floor – you need to be sure that there are separate areas for each and every part of the wedding reception. You need an expansive dance floor that people can enjoy, in addition to an area for a champagne toast and the cutting of the cake. Keep the shape in mind so that you can decorate accordingly and also pattern the room for excellent photo opportunities.
  3. Space – the invitations for your wedding are important not just to notify people of the special day, but to also compile a final guest list. This guest list will ensure that you plan your reception accordingly, choosing a venue that can accommodate the number of people you anticipate coming. Because of this, you need to stress the importance of having your guests RSVP on time.

Choosing a great caterer

The catering is perhaps the most important part of the wedding reception. Think of these tips below when choosing the right caterer:

  1. Check their calendar – it is important to book a caterer as soon as you are happy with them, because they book well in advance. Many ask that you contact them to book no less than nine months before the day of your wedding reception.
  2. Sample the food – set up an appointment to try out samples of the food that they prepare to be sure that it suits your needs. A picture portfolio is excellent, but you should also taste the food for yourself and make sure that they have an eclectic menu with many food options for your guests.
  3. Look at their previous work – you will truly get an idea for how wedding caterers operate by seeing proof of their past work. Check the website and social media presence to see photos of such work and what people are saying about them.

Select the best wedding reception venue price

Once you are sure what kind of venue you would like to book, make sure to check their prices far ahead of time so you know exactly what you would pay. The prices vary depending on what sort of venue you are booking. For instance, a park or garden would cost a little less than $8000 on the low end and a little more than $13,000 on the high-end. An event center would cost approximately $2000 on the low end and upwards of $24,000 on the high end. You have many options to choose, including private clubs, museums and hotels.

For more information, contact The Manoa Grand Ballroom or a similar location.