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Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue

April 23, 2020

Filed in: For the Bride

Three Things to consider when choosing a wedding venue.

Three things to consider when choosing a wedding venue


You are planning one of the biggest days of your life.  You have dreamed of this day since you where little…YOUR WEDDING DAY!

Today we are talking about finding the right venue for your wedding.

After your engagement, setting a date, and a budget, the next thing on the list is to find a venue for your wedding.  Choosing a venue for your wedding is one of the first steps in the wedding planning process. Before you can contract other vendors you need to have a date and venue confirmed.  Popular wedding venues are typically booked 1-2 years in advance.

Here are three things to consider when choosing a wedding venue:



Nearly every venue will have a guest count maximum. So before you begin your search, it’s a good idea to have an estimated guest count.  You might not have a firm grip on your guest list, but you’ll need to know roughly how many family and friends you are inviting. Space is a crucial consideration when choosing a venue.

Youngberg Hill Vineyard Wedding Venue, Three things to consider when choosing a venue


The wedding style you and your partner envision will be a big factor in choosing a venue.  Whether it’s a formal wedding, rustic, boho, whimsical, our outdoorsy, you want to choose a venue that complements your style.  For example for a formal traditional wedding, you might want to have your reception in a ballroom.  Vineyards are great for a formal and elegant wedding. For a rustic wedding, check out some barn venues.  Whatever you choose, you will want the aesthetic to reflect your personality.  It is important to remember that while you can make each space your own, your style will not work at every venue.

Emerald Green Resort Wedding Venue


Depending on the venue, they may offer different packages for events. Some venues are full service, meaning they provide catering, tables, chairs, linens,  flatware, and cleaning crew. Others only provide the venue.  And others only provide the venue but you have to hire vendors from their preferred list. You have to decide what works best for you and how much control you want to have and don’t forget to ask if they have any restrictions.




Yellow Gold Farm Wedding VenueOwens Garden Wedding VenueYoungberg Hill Winery Wedding VenueZenith Vineyard wedding venue

LYDIA GILLIS PHOTOGRAPHY is Denver based and Destination Wedding Photographer, Seniors and Personal Branding Photographer.


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  1. Corey says:

    These are great tips for choosing a venue. I’d move to see a blog about your favorite venues from a photographers perspective! That vineyard venue looks incredible

  2. Kristin says:

    Great tips for choosing a venue, and a good idea for a blog post. We will gather again. 🙂

  3. Anna Bruce says:

    Such great tips! I selected mine based on Tip #2 first hehe. We wanted a beautiful view 🙂 Thank you for sharing this!

  4. HEATHER says:

    What great tips you have shared! Also, that vineyard, yes please!!

  5. Laura McCasland says:

    These are great tips Lydia!
    Thanks for sharing

  6. Jolie Rodriguez says:

    Awesome information for engaged couples to plan their special day, finding the perfect location. Love your pictures too!

  7. Winterlyn says:

    Love these tips for couples when looking at venues.

  8. Tasha says:

    Great tips for brides!!

  9. Maria says:

    this is such great information. Brides will love this!

  10. Amy Huang says:

    Great job with your posts! I love all the photos you put – as well as the details! AHHH I would love to shoot at a winery!

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