If you plan on throwing a winter wedding, you need to think carefully about what type of venue that you want to use for your wedding. Here are a few factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing a venue of your winter wedding.
#1 Is The Venue Visually Pleasing?
The first thing you need to think about is how visually pleasing the venue is. In the summer, you can depend on the landscaping to turn an okay venue into an amazing one. However, in the winter, when your wedding is much more likely to be held inside without the benefit of landscaping to help out, you need to make sure that the venue you choose is visually pleasing.
You also need to think about what type of decorations you want to use and if they would work inside your chose venue. For example, if you imagined the entire ceiling would be covered in twinkling lights, you need to make sure that there are enough electrical outlets to accommodate your idea and that you are allowed to hang things on the ceiling.
Find out what you are allowed to hang on the ceiling and walls, what you are allowed to bring in to spruce up the place, and what will be provided. Use all of this information to determine if you can turn the venue into something that is visually pleasing for your wedding.
#2 Is The Venue Accessible?
Next, you need to consider how accessible the venue is. If you live in an area of the country that tends to get snow during the winter, check and see if the local roads are plowed during the winter months.
You don’t want to rent out a building or location that you can’t access when there is snow on the road. Not all of your guests are going to have all-wheel drive vehicles; you need a location that your guests will be able to access.
Additionally, if you will have a lot of out of town guests, you’ll want to make sure that there are hotels in the area where they can stay.
#3 Can The Venue Accommodate The Wedding & The Reception?
Finally, in order to cut down on your expenses and in order to keep everything simple travel-wise, you’ll need to figure out if the venue can accommodate both your wedding ceremony and the reception.
See if there are two separate locations at the venue that can be used for the ceremony and the reception or if one area can be used for both. If you are using one area for both, see if the venue offers event staff to help flip the area.
If you plan on serving food at your reception, you’ll also need to find out if the venue has a separate food preparation area, or if your catering company will have to prepare all the food off-site.
As you search for a winter wedding venue (like Halls of St. George), make sure that it is visually pleasing, accessible even in bad weather, and can accommodate both your wedding and reception.