The Perfect Wedding Venue
Selecting the actual location for your wedding may be the most important choice you make regarding your big day. The catering hall or venue you choose can make or break your wedding day. The location sets the tone, it creates the mood and it is what your guests will remember most. The first question newly weds are asked isn’t who they used for their invitations or who their videographer was its where did you get married.
In an area like Long Island, a place that has so many options, making the right decisions for your wedding day can be daunting. Make sure, that throughout everything, you keep your priorities straight. So many people are going to offer their opinions and give their advice make sure you keep what’s important to you top of mind, remember its not about them its about you. There are many things to consider when selecting your catering hall; food choices, décor, general ambiance, and size are just a few of the things to think about.
Most likely you will have a vision in your mind as to how you want your wedding to look,. Maybe you want to have pictures surrounded by trees and flowers, maybe you want the backdrop of the majority of your wedding photos to be a magnificent castle or a stately mansion. The overall look and theme of your wedding is dictated by the wedding hall, you are obviously not going to have a thirties era themed wedding at an ultra modern catering hall. Aesthetic is very important, as is the maintenance of the structure and the overall quality of the establishment. Many catering halls skimp on the updates and maintenance and dim the lights when prospective brides and grooms come to their tastings. Look for chipping paint, stained carpets or water marks on the ceiling, if you can see any of these things during your visit you bet people are going to notice them on your wedding day.
The food is another thing that guests will remember about your wedding, people always remember what they had to eat. Now, again, you will never please everyone so the important thing to do is get the food that you like (even though the chances of you eating it hot are slim to none). If your catering hall offers it go to a tasting or a bridal showcase, not only will you get a sense of the quality of the food, you will get a good idea of how the staff operates.
So you have to consider the food and the look of the place as well as some of the specifics of the location but what many people don’t realize is that a good catering hall is far more then just a look and a plate. The staff of the venue is a big part of your day, it is important that they know their job and they are happy to do it, the last thing you want on your wedding day is some waiter or waitress who is miserable or incompetent, spilling drinks on your guests or giving dirty looks to your bridesmaids. Like many things the day is in the details, a great catering hall will do more then what is expected they will go above and beyond to make your day unforgettable. The little things like the bridal attendant who exercises the perfect amount of emotional intelligence, who knows when she is needed and wanted and when she is not, the bus boy who somehow always keeps the water glasses filled yet manages to never get in anyone’s way. The finishing touches in the bridal suite, the expertly manicured gardens, the special last minute accommodations for your elderly guests. These are the things that you will talk about and remember for years to come.
Those are some of the things to take into consideration when selecting the perfect venue. Do your homework, talk to people and make sure to visit the location multiple times. Read reviews and try to talk to people who have gotten married there previously. The food the décor and the details are what matters. Making the right decision when it comes to your venue may be the most important choice you make for your big day.
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