TO CHOOSE A WEDDING SITE
We recommend that if possible,
both bride and groom will attend
all interviews. Always carry a note
pad and pen to write down important
and questions that may arise during
choosing the wedding site that
is just right for you, is a
lot of fun. Before you start looking,
you should brainstorm. As you do,
take to consideration
your budget, your wedding theme,
the atmosphere you want at your wedding,
your interests, and your guests.
The location is one of the most
important aspects of your wedding
so consider carefully what will make
yours a special, one-of-a-kind wedding
event. You have many option including
a do it yourself wedding (friends
and family contributing of course.)
Following is a list to get you started.
Ideas for wedding sites include:
Home—do it yourself wedding
Auditoriums—usually on a rental
Beach - public domain may need
permit and or license
Bed and Breakfast—full service
Grounds—do it yourself wedding
it yourself wedding
Country Clubs—most offer full service
Conference Centers—some offer full service, some are on a rental basis
full service, some
are on a rental basis
Hotel—Ball Rooms-Grounds or - Gardens. A Gazebo makes a wonderful setting for a wedding ceremony—full
Houses of Worship—Churches
- Synagogues - Temples
offer full service,
some are on
a rental basis,
some can only facilitate
Museums—some museums offer
rooms and may
even help with
- usually on
a rental basis
Parks—Great - do it yourself
Patio - Gardens
- do it yourself
on a rental
You can probably come up with
some more ideas. Unless
the location is your top priority,
choose the dream location
and a few
alternative sites that will be
just right for you, so that if
you can be flexible. Some location
are natural for weddings and
offer all the amanities you need.
rent the space and leave the
rest to you, still others are
you have to make all the arrangements.
So, consider your budget, consider
the work involved, consider your
guests and choose the site that
will afford you your dream wedding.
information you gathered, is
actually a wonderful preparation
Service Wedding Site and Facilities
These are venues that can take care
of every little detail regarding
your ceremony and reception. You'll
still need to attend to your personal
needs. You'll need to attend to the
attire, wedding accessories and wedding
gifts for each other, family, and
Available on a Rental Basis
Many wedding sites that are available
on a rental basis. Some provide the
space, others provide tables and
chairs too while still other provide
linens, tableware, flatware and glassware
as well. There are also rental based
sites that have a working relationship
with selected caterers and are familiar
with other wedding service providers
Public parks, beaches, gardens etc...
make great wedding sites and are
perfect for do it yourself weddings.
They offer you the opportunity to
express yourselves in an unconfined
atmosphere. Most are free to use
but you'll need to do the majority
of the planning and contracting.
Your first step is to find if you
need any permits and or licenses.
If you do, obtain them.
apartment complexes, condominums,
mobil home parke and gated communities
have club houses for their residents´ use.
So whether you choose to have your
wedding in a home or a club house,
you'll need to be in charge. Do recruit
your family and friends and assign
them appropriate tasks. Most will
be honored to be asked and excited
to be a contributing part of your
How to Find Wedding Sites
Once you have chosen the type
of wedding site you want
for your wedding,
do the following:
your family, friends and
acqaintances for recommendations.
Attend bridal shows.
Search the yellow pages under
the appropriate category.
Either call or visit the facility
and request a brochure
specific to weddings.
You want only the best!
When visiting or calling,
were you greeted cordially?
Were you able to obtain
the information you
requested in a timely
Were the people you
spoke with helpful?
Now, check the
sites and go
to their websites.
Do you like the
look and feel?
Does it provide
it show or tell
you find Free
a clearly posted name,
and email contact?
a folder until
choose a few
What to Expect of the Representative
of the Facility:
- A business card of each person
you may work with within
- A brochure that explains what
is offered and any exclusions,
regulations and options.
- A tour of the facility so
you may check their amenities.
For The Representative of the
Please note that
not all questions
apply to all. Each question
it is directed
fs = full service - rb = rental
basis - ps = public site
there garbage recepticles
on the premises? ps
are the hours available
(Most public sites
are available only
there a parking
area close by?
long have you been
parties ? fs
many wedding clients
you offer any guarantees?
you have an in-house
you offer a bridal
what are the
a good experience
- Do you provide
an insured and bonded
* If you plan not to include children
in your reception, do not alienate
guests who'd rather bring children
than miss your wedding. You should
provide a babysitting service for
you made your choice, you need
to receive a written contract signed
by the person in charge, and dated.
The contract must include all of
your responsibilities and all of
the responsibilities, warranties
and guarantees offered by the facility.
Caveat Emptor—Buyer beware! Read
each contract very carefully, on,
under and above the line. Be sure
that you understand it fully and
agree with all the terms. If you
have questions, concerns, or are
uncertain, contact them for clarification.
In most parts of the USA you have
3 days to examin the contract and
if you need to, cancel with no penalties.
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