You’re engaged and on the hunt for that PERFECT wedding venue! It can be all a bit overwhelming especially since there are so many great options for wedding venues in the Huntsville area. Here’s a few tips to help you find the perfect venue for your wedding!
WILL MY GUEST LIST FIT IN THIS SPACE?
You probably have a pretty good idea of how many guests will be at your wedding. Make sure the venue has the space you desire for what you’re planning and the number of guests coming! While some spaces might be big enough for a standing cocktail hour, a much bigger space will be needed for the same number of guests having a sit down dinner. Having enough space is crucial to the environment of your wedding day.
Venue above: Danclay Farms
ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS EXTRA?
Some venues just include the rental space. Chairs, tables, linen, silverware, and a set up and tear down staff must be rented from other places like a rental company. Other venues include all of these items, and some even include flowers! There’s no right or wrong, but make sure you know what items are included and what you’ll need to source elsewhere. A venue might be at the top of your price point, but may include all of the items you were planning on renting! Another venue might be extremely affordable, but might just include the space so the cost of the other rentals needs to be accounted for. Be sure what you’re receiving from the venue and what you’ll need to find elsewhere is clear before you book your venue.
Venue above: Riverside Event Venue
GARDEN PARTY OR HOTEL BALLROOM?
With so many wedding venue options in the Huntsville area, make sure you love the style of the venue. If you love our work and want crisp and bright images, a church with no windows and light probably isn’t your best option. If you’ve always dreamed of an outdoor wedding, there are several venues with gorgeous outdoor spaces along with an indoor area like the Huntsville Botanical Gardens! If you want to stay at the venue for all of your portraits, see if there are beautiful portrait spots around that venue. There are a lot of different options when it comes to selecting the venue, but make sure you love the look of it both inside and outside.
Venue above: Huntsville Botanical Gardens
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