If you are wondering how to choose a wedding reception venue, chances are you’re in the planning stage. And we understand how stressful that can be! But luckily, we’re here to help. We know a thing or two about wedding receptions, and our number one tip is to choose the right venue! The establishment that hosts your wedding reception will be charged with tying off all the loose ends and running the show smoothly. After all, it’s your special day – you don’t want to have to deal with any trouble.
But that’s easier said than done. It’s not just a matter of going through the phone book and picking the first vaguely suitable venue that pops up. To find the right wedding reception venue, you need to research. That’s probably why you’re here, so you’ve already completed the first step! Now, just follow through with the points we have listed below and you are set for a great wedding reception.
What do you want from your wedding reception venue?
Your wedding reception: it’s probably the one thing that has been going through your head for years! So chances are, you’ve got a pretty clear idea of what you want. And you shouldn’t feel obliged to compromise. When you know what you want from your wedding reception venue, you shouldn’t settle for less. Don’t bend to meet the venue’s needs – let them bend to meet yours. Of course, there is a limit to what you can ask for – but a bit of forethought will help inform your decisions in that regard.
Start off by making a list. Write down things like atmosphere, food options, seating capacity and other basic things that you want for your big day. Once you’ve done that, cross check your list of non-negotiables with the venue’s list of services. Do they line up? You should find a venue that can offer what you want. And remember, if there are any areas of which you are unsure, give them a call and inquire!
Try to choose a wedding reception venue that’s centrally located
Everyone has a dream wedding in their mind. For some it might be a casual beach wedding, others might prefer a vineyard. And these are all great! But have you thought about the logistics? Not everyone can pull off a reception hundreds of kilometres away from an airport. Even though it might sound great, a lot of people will find it hard to get to and from your venue. Do you have older relatives coming to your reception? If so, that’s another thing to think of. How accessible is your wedding reception venue?
To make things easy not only for your guests but also on you, it might be worth looking a little closer to home. Perhaps an inner-city venue might be another good plan. Inner city wedding reception venues are almost always a hit. They are easy to get to, very accessible and they are close to a whole host of great wedding spots too! Botanical gardens, beautiful cathedrals and great wedding reception venues are all available in the city. So why not check them out?
What’s the one thing you need from your wedding reception venue? Great food of course!
When you think of a wedding reception, what is one of the first things to come to mind? Food and drink, of course! Weddings and wedding receptions are a celebration of love above all else. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some the finest food in the country as well! Nothing ties an event together like great food. So what will you choose? Some wedding reception venues seem to focus on scenery, others on facilities.
But a few go above and beyond, with some of the most delightful food available. Those are the wedding reception venues you should seek out! So have a look at the menu at your wedding reception venue. Is it diverse? Is the cuisine suitable? If so, it might be the go! And don’t forget, some wedding reception venues offer different menus, including set menus, for large events. So it’s worth contacting the venue to find out.
It’s your special day – choose a wedding reception venue that will keep things running smoothly
It’s often said that weddings are one of the biggest tests of your planning ability. And we wholeheartedly agree! It’s not easy to plan a wedding reception. Invitations, bookings, transport and more must be taken care of and that’s not easy. So when the time finally comes for your wedding reception, the last thing you want is to be managing the show. Find a wedding reception venue that can do that for you. The best measure of their logistical capabilities: experience.
Does your wedding reception venue have experience with wedding receptions? To find out, you can have a look online and check. Most venues will list a few notable points about what they offer, include function and events services. This is usually a good indication that they are up for the challenge. But don’t stop there! Dig a little deeper and try and find out about the function rooms and events spaces in their venue. And remember, it’s always a good idea to ask as well!
Think about capacity: is your wedding reception venue well suited to the event?
Finally, it’s time to talk numbers! How many people are invited to your wedding reception? Generally, wedding receptions are quite large events. So naturally, you’ll want to be sure that your venue can handle the volume. To work this out, you should ask about their events team and, most importantly, their events spaces. And be specific – tell them how many guests you anticipate and what sort of services you require. They will be honest with you – if the venue is too small, they will be upfront about it. Nevertheless, you should check the venue out in person if you can. This will give you your own idea about what it will look like when the guests start rolling in.
Get in touch with Moda Restaurant today and book your wedding reception venue!