Tip on Choosing a Wedding Reception Hall
Planning a wedding and all that goes into it can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. If you want a traditional wedding you can still keep it simple and less stressful. The key to planning any type of wedding is to be organized. The more people involved in the decisions the more chaotic it will be.
The wedding reception is usually one of the most memorable parts of the wedding. This is why it’s important that the location and atmosphere of your reception reflect your personality and style. In deciding on picking a reception place you need to consider how large a reception it’s going to be and your budget restrictions.
Wedding receptions can be held almost anywhere, including hotels, country clubs, and historic buildings with banquet halls. There are also the options of private gardens, restaurants or some type of outdoor space. Words of caution, if you are planning something outdoors make sure you check out the weather for that time of year. You should also have a plan in case it does rain. You can be creative with where you have your reception.
Getting the place for your wedding reception is one of the first things you should do after you have set the date. Many places are booked up to a year in advance. You should always shop around. The time of year and the place you choose could affect the price dramatically. You can look for reception halls in your phonebook or search on the Internet for wedding reception halls. This way you can find out information such as, how large a place is and how many people it will hold. You can look at menu listings and pricing information.
This way you can make a list of ones that you are considering and cross off others that are either too small are not in your budget. Once you’ve narrowed down your list, you can call and set up a time to visit the different places. Make sure that you bring along a notebook to write down all the information so you can refer to your notes later.
While you are look at the reception halls you can ask about the availability of the place during your wedding date. When you think you have found the right place make sure you consider whether it is within your price range. You should be certain that the price you are quoted includes the dinner for the number people you estimate. Make sure you consider whether the wedding reception hall will adequately fit the number of guests you will be having.
Other information to find out is whether the reception hall requires you to work with their kitchen or with only certain caterers. Make sure you ask if the wedding reception hall charges for the room as well as the food. There can be many hidden costs so make sure you ask lots of questions such as is there a cake cutting charge. You also want to ask about any restrictions on how you can decorate the wedding reception hall.
When you have narrowed it down and have found the perfect one; you should book it immediately. Wedding reception halls are often booked more than a year in advance and you will want to make sure it will be available on your wedding day. You will now be able to have the wedding of your dreams plus you’ll have a wonderful reception.
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