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Finding the perfect party venue in Rockford for your wedding is likely to be at the top of any newly engaged couple’s list. With the venue playing a vital role in the success of your day, it’s the big decision you really need to get right. And there really is so much choice!

Just like viewing a new property it is easy to become overexcited and fall in love with a place without checking the venue can cater to your requirements. The venue you pick will determine the number of guests you can invite, your decor, your vendors, your wedding date and have a big impact on your wedding budget, so it’s important to get it right!

Whether you have a dream venue in mind or are at the start of your venue search, we have the tips and questions to ask your venue that are essential to know.

 

Narrow your search

Much like finding your wedding dress, it is true for some brides that when you find the one, you’ll just know it. You’ll be able to picture yourself there on the day and the style of the building, both exterior and interior, will work with the theme of your wedding. But there are still some very important criteria that you must keep in mind when looking around venues.

Deciding whether you want a large capacity party venue in Rockford or you’d prefer a smaller and more intimate wedding venue is the first step to narrowing down your choice of wedding venue. The size of the venue is incredibly important and will impact on budget and the enjoyment of your guests. Too small for your number of guests and the room will feel stuffy and overcrowded, but too big and guests will feel lost and the space will feel cold.

 

Estimate the capacity of the venue

Make a rough guest list so you can immediately get rid of options that are too small or big. Just remember it’s easy to underestimate how many people you will end up inviting and you can suddenly find you’ve got too many RSVPs for your space.

When a venue is empty it is hard to imagine how it will look when filled with tables. For this reason we would always advise viewing avenue when it is set up for a wedding. If this is not possible, ask to see photographs; most venues should have a photo book or slideshow.

Where will your guests be coming from? If they are not local, choosing a party venue in Rockford that is easily accessible, has accommodation on site or hotels in close proximity is desirable. If you have guests coming from abroad how far is the closest international airport? These factors should play a role in your decision making; your guests’ comfort and experience is important.