Deciding on a wedding venue is the most important booking you’ll make for your big day. We recognize that is a bold statement, but it’s true! Your wedding venue booking establishes your date, which sets the tone for the remainder of your wedding planning. It’s a big decision that can feel overwhelming and stressful. However, it can also be extremely exciting and exhilarating. Once you’ve made this huge decision, you can get to all of the other really fun planning!
There are a few important things to keep in mind when booking your venue- here is our quick list of things to consider/ask during your venue tour:
Do you host events all year long?
What are you options for indoor vs. outdoor celebrations?
Do you have on-site parking?
What vendors are we required to use?
Do we need insurance?
What is your capacity?
How long do we have use of the space?
Is a rehearsal included (if so, when)?
Who is responsible for set-up and clean-up?
What is the deposit?
When is the balance due?
Do you have a venue coordinator?
Do we need a wedding coordinator or planner?
Do you have a space that we can ready in?
What is included with the rental fee? Do we need to provide our own tables & chairs?
Knowing these answers will help you determine if it’s a viable option for your wedding- including if you can afford the space and if it will work for your guest list.
When comparing venues, it’s also important to factor in what is important to you about the wedding day. No two weddings are the same, so creating a list of priorities is critical for making the decision that makes the most sense for you as a couple.
Personally, we pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer. Not only can you host your ceremony and reception on-site (if you wish), but you can bring in all of your own vendors. This allows you to craft the day based on your unique vision, without the restrictions many other locations impose. Being able to host events in Minnesota year-round is also a bonus!
We’d love to provide you and your sweetheart a tour of the space! Contact us today to schedule a time!