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How to Choose a Wedding Venue

Updated: Apr 10

One of the biggest and most exciting days in your life is your wedding day. For some, planning your wedding day has been something you’ve been doing since you were a teenager, while others may not have put as much thought into it until they got engaged.

But of the most important decisions to make in regards to your big day is choosing a venue.

There are many different factors that come into play when considering what kind of event space is right for you and your partner’s special day. It’s important to talk together beforehand and figure out what things each of you find to be most important when finding a venue.

What to Consider when Choosing a Wedding Venue

If you and your partner need help with how to choose the right wedding venue we have some tips and tricks for you.

Some important things you and your partner should consider and discuss before you begin to tour wedding event venues includes:

  • Deciding between an indoor and outdoor wedding (or a mix of both!)

  • An estimate of how many guests

  • Food and beverages you want to serve

  • How much you can spend

  • Where you want to get married

  • What time of year you’ll have the wedding

  • Style/theme of the wedding

After you and your partner discuss these topics, it will help you narrow down your search for wedding venues a lot easier.

If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Texas not far from the Dallas Fort Worth area, Firefly Gardens has many incredible amenities to make your wedding day a dream.

This enchanted and secluded event center sits on 8 acres of property and has 3 different packages to choose from depending on your needs.

Each package includes a 15 hour rental, crystal chandeliers, certified bartender(s), a 2 hour engagement or bridal session with no hidden fees and much, much more. You can read more about Firefly Gardens venue and the amenities on our website.

When to Pick a Wedding Venue

A wedding venue is one of the first things that couples decide on when planning their wedding. You’ll want to lock in a date and a venue as soon as possible so you can begin to plan the rest of the smaller details.

A commonly asked question among brides planning their wedding is ‘do you pick a wedding date or venue first?’ and this really depends on which is more important to you: a specific venue or a specific date/time of year.

If you are set on a specific place for your wedding reception then you may have to be more flexible in terms of a date, but if you want to have a wedding during a certain time of year then you may be more limited to the event spaces that have availability at that time.

It’s important to remember there are no right or wrong choices, it all comes down to what you and your partner want the most. It is all about you two celebrating your love and eternal commitment.

What to Ask Wedding Reception Venue

Now if you have a wedding venue in mind, it’s important that you come prepared to your meeting with questions to ask the wedding planner/owner.

Most wedding venues have information about the venue itself and their amenities on their wedding, but if there is anything you still have questions about or can’t find information on you should take note and ask.

Some important questions for your wedding venue are:

  • How many guests can the venue hold?

  • How long do we have the space?

  • What is the rental fee and what is included in the price?

  • Can the ceremony be held here too?

  • What is the cancellation policy?

  • Do you have liability insurance?

  • Is there an in-house caterer and/or bartender or do I need to provide my own?

Your wedding day should be a fun, stress-free day that celebrates the unity of you and your partner, take a deep breath and enjoy every step of the planning process because it will fly by before you know it.

Check out Firefly Gardens gallery on our website to see how we can provide you and your soon to be spouse with the most beautiful wedding of your dreams. Contact us with any questions or inquiries you have right on our website today.

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