The first things you should do once you’ve gotten engaged is to choose the right wedding venue in Spain. There are many factors to consider when choosing the ideal location for your needs.
Here are some things you should
consider when canvassing for a wedding reception venue:
Discuss with your fiancé how much you are willing to allocate for the venue. The reception location can easily take up a large portion of your wedding budget, so it’s important for you to do your research and homework. When you talk to wedding venues, ask them if they have any package options that can help lighten the load on your wallet.
The venue should be large enough to fit all your guests. While doing an ocular, keep in mind that the site may look big when it’s empty, but take into consideration the actual seating and dancing space once all the décor has been added, including the chairs, tables, band, bar, buffet, and even more. All of these will take up a significant portion of the space so it can fill up pretty quickly. The most effective way of assessing a wedding venue space when it’s filled up is to see it when there is another wedding with a similar guest list size taking place.
If a venue ends up sending too many echoes due to poor acoustics, the band won’t end up sounding good. Guests will also have a difficult time conversing with one another. Look out for a wedding venue in Spain that has a wooden or tile floor, since it can help to improve acoustics and overall sound quality. On the other hand, stay away from venues that have a thick carpet because it tends to muffle out the sounds.
A good reception venue should be able to match the theme and palette that you want for your wedding. Talk to the wedding coordinator or venue owners to see what your customization options are, since not all locations may be able to offer you as many choices as you want for your wedding. At the very least, colors and styles of the venue shouldn’t clash with your reception theme. For example, if you are planning a wedding with a summery feel, you’d want a venue that has floral, pastel, or bright colors.
Wedding reception venues should have ample parking space especially if you have a large guest list. Some venues have their own parking space provided but if they don’t, make sure that it’s located near a parking lot, empty street, or other legal parking options. If parking is an issue, you can also arrange transportation options so that all guests can arrive at the party. Some options you may want to consider includes renting a shuttle or van that can transport all your guests to the reception.
Take the season or weather into consideration when choosing the right wedding venue especially if its outdoors. Plan for weather, because it’s an unpredictable factor that can dampen your wedding if you don’t have a back up plan in place. Even if you have an indoor wedding with an outdoor area for cocktails, make sure that there are outdoor tents available in the event of rain.