With so many Miami venues for weddings, you would think that picking one for your big day would be easy. Unfortunately, it never is. There numerous factors to consider and even if one does not match your requirements, it is often enough to have the church, garden or reception struck off the list. Before you go out for venue hunting, here are a number of things to keep in mind.
Is The Venue Available?
It goes without saying that this is the most important factor to consider. Some Miami venues are booked years in advance, particularly around holidays or for special days like Valentine’s Day. If the venue you’re considering isn’t available on your wedding day and you really want to hold the ceremony there, you’ll either need to change the wedding date or look for a new venue.
When you find an ideal venue and know it’s free, book it instantly to ensure no one else for your special day.
Is The Size Adequate For Your Guest List?
Choosing a wedding venue that’s the right size for festivities is vital. The last thing you want is to have your guests sitting cheek to jowl just because your location was too small for the group. Pay close attention to the sitting capacity of the venue you’re considering before booking and ascertain it has the space for all the things you plan on holding.
Is it Budget-Friendly?
There are numerous venues in Miami to pick from and some will be more appealing. However, not every location will fall within your budget bracket. Know what you can afford per head prior to calling venues and you will avoid the frustration of liking a venue that you just cannot afford.
Is There Accommodation for Your Guests?
If you intend on hosting your reception somewhere that’s a bit further than usual, or have a lot of guests coming from interstate or overseas, consider whether the location has its own accommodation where the guests can stay overnight.
It is one thing to hold your wedding in a gorgeous country estate or castle, but if your guests are unable to get accommodation or means of transport, particularly if they have been drinking, the evening will end on a bad note.
Is It Easy to Access The Venue?
We have discussed an aspect of this point above, but the location is not the only consideration. Is the place you’re considering easy to find. If it’s located to busy streets, will it cause frustrations to the guests and wedding party? Avoid booking a reception venue that is too far from the wedding venue. Convenience is vital for everyone attending. It is likely you will be taken care of in terms of transport. However, this will not necessarily be the case for attendees who do not have transport.
These are the most important things to keep in mind when picking a wedding venue in Miami. For all your venue booking needs in Miami, get in touch with Coral Gables Country Club today!