for Wedding Sites
You can get married anywhere from a formal
Cathedral to a sandy beach or your parents
back yard. Where you conduct your wedding is
one of the most important decisions you first
will make as a couple and can set the tone of
the whole wedding day.
From casual beachy weddings to formal
weddings there is a lot to plan for and
consider in making your choice for a wedding
and reception location. Many of the inns and
chapels that are on this directory take all
the worry out of your special day by taking
care of all the details so that you and your
intended can focus on each other.
Here are some helpful hints.
- The first thing that will determine the
location is the number of guests you are
inviting. A very small wedding party can happen
anywhere. The larger the wedding party the fewer
locations will work, however you still have a
lot of choices from formal to beachy casual.
- If you plan your wedding day for a Saturday,
you need to plan way ahead as that is the most
popular day and hardest to reserve. Sites for
days other than Saturday may be more available.
- You should plan your location on sentiment
and on convenience for family travel.
- If you have a large wedding, are there enough
accommodations in the area for out-of-town
- Is the site big enough for what your are
planning, not just for the crowd, but other
facilities too. You don't want people spread out
in separate little spaces either. Like all the
men being in the bar with the sports channel on
while the women are out by the dance floor.
- If an outdoor wedding is in your plans, make
a plan B for incremental weather.
- Consider where everyone will park. You may
need to hire a shuttle.
- If you would like to have your reception in
an unusual place, keep in mind that the more
creative the space, the more details you will
have to work out yourself. More traditional and
established reception facilities have more
services that can be taken care of by others.
- If you wish to marry and have the reception
in a private home or location budget and plan
carefully because you will have to rent stuff;
ie, tables, chairs etc. Plan for bathroom
facilities. Can the home accommodate all those
- Think compatible decor. Does the facility
fit your style and desired overall look of your
wedding. Be sure to look at places at the same
time of day as your event. Rooms or views look
very different at certain times of day. For
instance. Don't plan your logistics in the
morning when the sun is one direction and end up
with an evening event where the sun is in your
guests eyes and they can't see the bride and
- Check to see if you need permits and fire
department inspections for tents. Some
municipalities require these before the event.
- Make sure you have enough electricity to
accommodation lighting a tent, plugging in the
live band or music, running the coffee pot.
- If this wedding is at a home, make sure there
is parking. Find out if you need permits from
the city or county, inform your neighbors.
- Storage may be important in a private home.
If need be, where is the table, chairs and tent
going to be stored.
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