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Things to look for in reception venue

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Marriages and receptions are some of the most important events in one’s life. Besides finding the perfect life partner, there are few other things that one needs to search for. With so many options for reception and wedding venues, it can become a little overwhelming. With a large range of choices for venues, like banquet halls, restaurants, hotels, lawns, farmhouses, auditoriums, churches, etc., it can sometimes become confusing what to choose and what not. As an engaged couple, one needs to keep in mind the reception venue’s budget, vendors, and décor. Here is a quick guide that will tell you which things one should keep in mind while hunting for reception venues. So, before you start looking for venues for your reception day and finalizing them, you should keep in mind the following things:

  1. Draft your budget:

The heartache of a wedding venue that you liked but couldn’t choose because of your budget’s limitations is quite painful. To avoid this situation, you should draft your budget as to which venues you can afford and which you cannot. It is important to know your budget in the first place before signing the venue and making a commitment.

  1. Several people invited:

It is important to maintain a list of how many guests are invited to the reception function. The venue should be big enough to accommodate all the guests. It is easy to add more guests than cutting them off later. Also, the numbers of food plates are kept according to the exact number of guests invited to the function. When the hall is empty, it looks more spacious, but with tables, chairs, décor, DJ, dance floor, etc., space becomes less and compact. It should be then able to accommodate all the guests who are invited.

  1. Lightning:

Lightning facilities are also an important factor during the selection of reception venues. The entire mood can be either made or broken with just lightning types. There should be ample windows in the room, and the lights should not be dim. The bride and groom’s entrance area, dance floor, and DJ area should have light adjustment.

  1. Parking:

Parking is a regular factor in the venues for the reception. There must be ample parking space available where guests can park their cars and other vehicles. Most of the people have their own vehicles and thereby would be needing a place of parking. It is better to provide a map of parking lots in the venue along with the invitation card.

  1. Food and Drinks:

What is any function without food and drinks? The quality of food and its variety should be checked before finalizing the venue location. The menu should be eye-catching, which can also be customized as per your needs. The menu should be as per your taste and interests and should match the theme of your event.

Thus, these were some things that one needs to keep in mind before choosing any venue for Reception and other Wedding functions for the function to last well without any hindrance.

Samuel J. Morales

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