Choosing the Perfect Venue

Sep 1, 2019Venue

With so many decisions to make, choosing your event venue is the one that will have the most impact on the overall success of your event. The date, food selection, and decor will all be affected by the venue you choose. But finding the perfect venue isn’t easy. Here are a few tips to help you choose the venue that’s just right for you.

TALK TO A Wedding Planner

A full-service wedding planner handles everything for the couple, from start to finish. They are familiar with local venues and can make suggestions on what will (or won’t) work with your specific vision.


As simple as it sounds, choose a venue that fits the aesthetic you have in mind. Want a natural / country wedding, you’ll want to look for outdoor venues such as ranches, barns, fields, parks, etc. If you want something more modern, search out warehouses, art galleries, upscale restaurants, etc. Choosing a venue that enhances your theme will make a world of difference to the offer feel of the space.

plan your guest list

When you know how many guests are attending your wedding, you make a better informed decision and save yourself heartache down the road. Couples often underestimate how many people they want to invite and later learn that their chosen venue is too small. So have that conversation early and be aware that parents will often have a few more names to add to the list. 

know your budget, and stick to it

When choosing a venue, there’s more to consider than just the per person cost. Decor and floral can drive up the costs depending on your vision. And remember, you have many other vendors to hire (such as Photographer, DJ, Limo, Live Entertainment, etc). It’s helpful to prioritize your budget, so you know where you want to spend money and where you can cut back. If you choose your venue first, then realize that you over spent, it’s difficult to stay within budget and still have the wedding you dreamed of.

Let TJ Cloud Nine help you choose the perfect venue.