As soon as you set the date for your wedding you should look to book the reception venue, especially if your wedding is during the summer months when function spaces can be in high demand. The choice you make will be based on many factors. The location is important since your guest may have to travel to it and you may want it to be close to the ceremony venue.
There may be some personal reasons for choosing a venue or it may simply be the size and facilities to accommodate all your guests comfortably. Many guests will attend the reception only and for them it will be their first impressions of your wedding so your choice should me made with due consideration.
The size of the venue is one of the most important considerations. When booking your reception you should have a fixed idea of the numbers attending. If the venue is too big it may seem cold and uninviting. Too small and it can get crowded and oppressive. The size is also important if you are planning a live band or other entertainment you need to provide the necessary space for them to set up and perform. Adequate power points for equipment may also be a consideration. Remember also that a venue will look very different on the day. Seemingly ordinary spaces can be transformed with the right flowers and other adornments.
Your choice of venue may be based on available amenities. If guests are to travel some distance they may require nearby services or accommodation. Children too need to be accommodated with appropriate local amenities.
Finally your choice may be based on the package on offer. Many reception spaces offer additional wedding services such as catering and entertainment and these can represent excellent value if you are on a tight budget. Select from our list of Wedding venues displayed here for more information.
Wedding Venues in Teesside