During your entire wedding day, you and your guests will be spending the most time at your reception venue. So, that makes the search for your venue a very important one. There are so many different things to consider. And a lot of your search will have more to do with what is in your heart than anything else. Of course, there are the more traditional venues that have been serving couples and their guests for many years. But there is a also a growing trend of having your wedding reception at non-traditional venues like museums, art galleries, theaters, restaurants, barns, and even warehouses. These kind of venues usually require a bit more work in terms of customizing them to what you are looking for but no one can deny the uniqueness that they provide. Again, it is important to keep reminding yourself that most of your wedding day will take place at your reception venue. In order to make a choice that you can be satisfied with, you and your fiancé need to sit down and ask yourselves some questions before you head out to venues in the Reno area and ask them questions. Below, we provide you with some words of wisdom that we hope helps you finalize what you want as well as leads you to the perfect venue for you and your guests.
Before you go on any site visits, you and your fiancé need to site down and figure out what you want from your wedding venue. There are certain issues that must be considered like how many guests are you going to have. Are you looking for a certain décor? Will the room be easy to transform into your wedding theme? Do you want a place that has an outdoor space? Is there extra lighting or can it be brought in? Would you rather have a venue where only one wedding can take place at a time?
Once you are more focused on what you want and you have started to do some searching around the Reno area, it should not be long before you have a short list of potential venues to check out. Now, it is time to start visiting these venues in person. We cannot stress enough how you need to pay attention to the little details as you are walking around to make sure that the site lends itself to what it needs to be for you. Look at things like the routes that your guests will take, what are the bathrooms like, is there ample heating and air conditioning? Where are the power sockets for your vendors that need them?
Ask for a full breakdown of all costs. What happens if there is a cancellation for any reason at all. Do they insist that you use their vendors? Are they recommended because of their expertise? Or are they recommended because they are paying to be on the recommended list? Who will be the main point of contact on the actual day of service? This is important because you want to make sure that all goes well and if there are any problems, there is a point person to help rectify the problem. We have to say that the more you find out about the venue and whether it meets with all of your criteria the better. Your reception venue is the main crux of your wedding day. If you have hired a wedding planner, they will be able to help you with this search and booking. But either way, just make sure that you end up renting exactly what you want and what will serve you the best.