Choosing the perfect wedding venue for your special day can be one of the largest decisions you’ll make regarding your wedding day. Your venue sets the tone for the entire rest of your wedding day, and all the options and factors to consider can seem like an overwhelming task. Below, we’ve gathered our top tips to finding your dream venue.

Set A Budget

This should be the very first step you take before you start browsing wedding venues. Carefully consider how much you can afford and how much you feel comfortable spending. If you feel like you need additional guidance, now would be a great time to talk to a wedding planner. Planners are much more familiar with capabilities of a space, the layout, and the decorations you’ll need for your big day.

Choose A Venue That Fits Your Style

Seek out a venue that fits the aesthetic you have in mind for your big day. If you’re planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries or redone warehouse spaces. If you want a wedding that incorporates more natural elements, begin searching for outdoor venues such as backyards, ranches, or historic greenhouses (like Greenwood Springs!)

Do Your Research

Not only should your wedding venue fit your personal tastes, it should also fit your wedding day needs. Is it located near hotels or other amenities for possible out of town guests? Does the capacity fit your event? Is it available on your wedding day? Does it have the right layout? Are there any major restrictions, such as a definite end time, that would affect your decision?

Think About What Is Included

There’s more to renting a venue than just the space. Décor and floral design could drive the cost up. A venue with tables, chairs, and linens included might cost more upfront than a venue where you need to rent your own, but you should get an estimate from a rental company to compare the cost against the wedding venue’s options.

What Next?

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and we would love nothing more than to share in that memory with you. Please contact our event center manager at [email protected] or at (417) 825-1334 to schedule a tour of our Joplin event center and wedding venue.