Finding the right Nashville wedding venue takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that your venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision.
Your venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day. So before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider before you decide on your Nashville wedding venue.
Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can be uncomfortable and if a venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. (Plus you may spend more money on decorating the space!) Put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping so that you can make a better decision.
What about the drinks and food?
Drinks are typically a big part of your wedding reception. It’s important to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol or what the costs are if your venue supplies it. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs into your final budget. Some Nashville wedding venues offer in-house catering and require that you order from their menu. Other venues allow you to purchase food from a catering company or local restaurant. Find out the food and beverage policy upfront to make sure you’re happy with your options.
You’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many Nashville wedding venues require you to use their vendors. You’ll want to find out about this before you make a booking if you already had ideas of who you want to work with. If they do work with specific vendors, make sure that you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their experience and ability to deliver. But it’s also important for you to choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect venue for your Nashville wedding, but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple.
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