MORE than any other part of the wedding, your reception represents your unique personality.
Whether you decide upon an elegant evening gala or a festive afternoon soirée, an indoor ball or a southern-style outdoor affair, your reception requires careful planning, an abundance of patience and a plethora of time.
With dozens of wedding venues to choose from, deciding where to hold your event will likely be one of the most difficult decisions of your entire planning process. Start making a list of wedding locations at least a year in advance. Seek recommendations from your wedding planner, family, friends and colleagues. If you plan a church wedding, ask your ceremony contact for suggestions. This is a good way to find wedding venues close to the ceremony itself.
Visiting potential wedding and reception venues
When you arrive, the first element of note will be the parking. Ensure there are enough spaces to accommodate all of your guests. Find out if the venue plans multiple events for the day of your wedding. If so, make sure there are enough spaces for those guests too.