Finding the perfect wedding venue doesn't just mean discovering a beautiful location where you can picture yourself saying "I do." These 10 important factors must be considered before booking the right venue for your New Jersey wedding.
1. Location, Location, Location
You already know that you're having your wedding in New Jersey, but where do you go from there? Remember to choose a venue that is centrally located for guests. If you have guests coming from out of town, look for a venue with nearby hotels.
2. Food Options
Some venues have rules about outside food. If a venue caters weddings, there is a chance that you won't be able to go with another caterer to cut down on costs or have a special dish served. Ask about food options before you book to avoid being stuck with choice you may not be interested in. Il Tulipano offers a wide selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts and hors d'oeuvres.
It may seem obvious, but some couples get set on a specific wedding venue without checking to make sure their preferred wedding date is available. Contact Il Tulipano today to learn about availability before the venue is booked.
Every couple has a budget in mind when booking a venue. Whether the budget is big or more conservative, a balance must be struck between the number of guests and the cost of the venue. If you're determined to have your wedding at one specific location that could be priced out of your budget, consider cutting down the number of guests.
Read through venue reviews before making a final decision. Any venue representative will try to convince you that they have what it takes to meet your needs, but it's not uncommon for wedding venues to fail to follow through with their promises. Head over to WeddingWire to read Il Tulipano's stellar reviews.
6. Photo Opportunities
A beautiful wedding needs to be photographed, having the right lighting and space for photographers to work their magic is a must. Look through Il Tulipano's wedding photographs to see what kind of pictures you can expect when booking the venue.
Venue representatives should be attentive to the needs of the bride and groom. Pick a venue that schedules regular appointments to discuss these needs. A sign of a good venue is one that has partnered with wedding cake designers, florists, entertainers and other wedding vendors to make wedding planning easier.
You want to share your special day with friends and family, but you don't want strangers milling around during the ceremony or reception. Choose a venue that offers privacy to the couple to keep the experience intimate.
It may seem like a trivial concern, but having adequate parking for your guests is a must if you want them to show up. Transportation from an off-site lot can remedy a lack of parking at the venue.
On-site amenities are a must, and these amenities must mesh with your personal needs. For example, you'll need to find a venue that has an outdoor reception space if you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding.