If you are getting married in the near future, you will be doing a lot of planning in order to make your day feel perfect. One of the most important things that you will need to decide is where you will hold your wedding reception. Here are some things to consider to help you decide which type of reception would be best for your particular wedding.
Where Is Your Ceremony?
The place that you decide on should be fairly close to where you hold your ceremony so that guests will not need to drive long distances. This, of course, is the norm and not something set in stone. You could always hold a ceremony one day and then fly guests to a reception another. The standard however, is to have wedding receptions held in the same proximity.
How Many Guests Will You Have?
The number of people who you plan on having at your wedding will have a large part in deciding where to hold a reception. If you are having a huge wedding, you will be limited in where you will be holding the reception. If you are having a small, intimate affair, the reception can be held almost anywhere.
What Is The Theme Of The Wedding?
You will want to match your reception venue to the type of wedding that you plan on holding. Each wedding has a theme and the reception will usually depict that theme, as well. If you are going to hold your wedding at a beach, for example, the reception is usually held somewhere where the beach theme will be brought into the decor and atmosphere of the reception all. A western wedding is usually held at a ranch or will have a western feel in the hall.
How Much Are You Willing To Pay?
The amount you pay for your reception will vary depending on where you hold it and how many guests you will have. You will want to ask for the price before booking and decide if the amount is feasible in relation to the amount of guests you are inviting and to your budget.
What Kind Of Food And Drink Do You Want?
You will want to pick a reception area that will accommodate your food and drink specifications. If you would prefer a sit down meal, you will want a larger venue that has a chef and several servers available. If you would rather have a catered buffet-style reception, this can be held in any variety of places. If you want alcohol, you will need to book your venue somewhere that has a liquor license, or you would need to provide all the alcohol yourself.