Tips for Choosing a Wedding and Reception Venue in Houston

After he proposes and you’ve both agreed on the date, there will be a lot of planning to do for your wedding. One of the most important decisions will be the location of the wedding and reception venue. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect place for the most important day of your life:

Start Planning Immediately

Even before you finalize a date for your wedding, you should at least be thinking about where to hold your wedding. Many venues are booked months ahead of time and, depending on the date of your wedding, you may end up on a waiting list if you don’t reserve a spot early.

Consider the Geographical Location

When looking for a venue, consider how the majority of the guests are getting to your wedding. If they are mostly local and will drive to a wedding and reception venue in Houston, then you will want to select a location that is easy for your guests to get to. When you send out the invitations to your wedding, include a map of how to get to the venue—or post a map on your wedding website.

Think about Your Style

No matter what your style is, you should be able to find a venue to match. There are places for rustic elegant weddings and events in the greater Houston area, or you can be more traditional by choosing a cathedral for your big day. While searching for a venue, think about the type of wedding you wish to have in order to narrow down the selection. If something rustic or rural is ideal for you, Silver Sycamore has been named by Houston Business Journal as a “hospitality empire.”

Consider the Weather

When you’re selecting a wedding and reception venue, you will have to take the weather into account. If you want an outdoor wedding in the summer, you will need to offer your guests some shade from the hot sun and have access to an indoor facility so older and very young guests can escape from the heat. The weather can be unpredictable, so if you want a fall or early winter wedding, you should pick a venue that has an indoor facility with plenty of room for all of your guests if the weather takes a turn for the worse and the ceremony has to be held indoors.

When the list of venues is narrowed down, go visit each one to see if it has the facilities you need to hold both your wedding and reception. It should have restrooms that are accessible to everyone, room for the caterers to set up, and a place you can go to calm down before saying “I do.” Click here for more information.

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