Your wedding venue is one of the most vital (if not the most important) parts of your wedding day, so why should your process to choose the right venue be haphazard? No, the search for the right wedding venue should be organized (other tips for organized wedding planning here) so you don’t end up spending all your money on your venue (with no money for a dress!) or choosing a wedding venue that’s way too big. Are you on the search for the perfect site for your big day? Use this wedding venue checklist to find the right wedding venue that you can say, “I do” to (and use as the foundation as you coordinate all your wedding details!).
__Cost – what is the total cost of the venue (i.e. watch for overtime fees, extra costs.etc.)?
__Date – is the venue available on my wedding date OR what dates are the venue available?
__Handicap access – does the venue have access for any of your guests with special needs?
__Location – is the venue in the area you want? How far is the venue from your ceremony site?
__Parking – does the venue have parking space that your guests don’t have to pay a fortune for?
__Reviews – what do other couples say about the venue? Are there a lot of complaints about the staff? (Tip: check their social media reviews.)
__Size – can the venue hold the amount of guests on my estimated guest list?
__Space – does the venue have all the spaces you need for your wedding (i.e. ceremony space, changing rooms, etc.)?
__Staff – does the venue provide the staffing you need for your wedding? Or do you need to find staff for your big day?
__Style – does the style of the venue fit with our style?
__Vendors – does the venue require that you use certain vendors? Or does it have an open vendor policy?