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The wedding venue is one of the first things that you need to find, and one of the hardest to choose. Before you can start planning your wedding, you need to know what the wedding venue has to offer. Regardless of the style of your wedding, be sure to look for these wedding venue essentials.

Preparing to look at venues

Wedding venue essentials

Make sure there is enough room for your guests and every wedding element.

You want your wedding to be personal and unique. But, there are certain wedding elements that have stood the test of time. So, be sure to choose a venue that will allow you to realize your vision, and also be able to accommodate essential wedding elements. Before you make appointments to look at wedding venues, make a list of the essential wedding elements that are important to you to help you pick the best wedding venue.

Wedding Venue Essentials

Enough room

The first essential is that there is enough room to comfortably fit your guests. But, you are going to want more than guests at your wedding. Make sure that the space allows for all of the elements to fit comfortably. Is there room enough to have tables set up for eating? Is there space enough for a bar area? Can guests comfortably move about and mingle? Is there room for a band, DJ, or other entertainment? Is there room for dancing?


Look for a venue that will break up into sections. If you are having the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one place, you want to be able to move smoothly from element to element. If the venue requires you to break down tables and chairs to make room for the next item on the wedding program, it’s going to break up the flow of your wedding.

Wedding venue essentials

Make sure the venue allows you to have creative control and a choice in vendors.

Creative control

Look for a venue that will allow you to choose your favorite vendors. This will give you more creative control over your wedding. You want to be able to fulfill your vision, so don’t compromise if the venue insists on certain vendors. Also, make sure you like the style, architecture, and palette of the venue. Remember, there will be photographs. Make sure you look and feel good in the venue. And, that the color palette of the venue doesn’t clash with your dream wedding palette.

Photo opportunities

Another reason you have to love the style and the color palette of the venue are the photographs. You are going to be photographed constantly. Make sure your clothing or your coloring doesn’t clash with the venue. And, make sure that there are great spots for photo opportunities. Look for venues that have a great view, interesting architecture, art, or backdrops. Look at the surroundings of the venue to find inspiration for gorgeous wedding photos. And, make sure the place has great lighting. Because lighting is everything!

Choosing a wedding venue

Choose a venue with great photo opportunities.

Easy access for guests

Choose a location that is easy for guests to find and access. Look for plenty of parking and accommodations nearby. Making the location convenient for everyone will help relieve some stress on the big day. You won’t have delays because guests got lost, or couldn’t find parking.

Colorado Party Rentals has all your wedding rental essentials. We have a large variety of wedding rentals. Our wedding specialists will happily work with you, your vendors and your wedding planner to help put together your dream wedding.

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