Are you eagerly waiting to tie the knot? If so, you should prepare for the big day by starting the hunt for a wedding venue. More than 120,000 people say “I do” every year in Australia and many of these people will host their special day inside grand historic buildings, cool country barns and chic city hotels. With such a wide choice of venues to choose from, it’s important that you don’t rush into booking one. You ought to take a few things into account at this stage, such as how many guests you plan on inviting, whether you want package deals or not, how necessary an in-house coordinator is, etc.
The Perfect Location
First things first, pick a location. There are many popular wedding spots in Australia, with some preferred beach locations being Sydney Harbour, Hamilton Island and tropical North Queensland. A few factors should affect your decision when picking a location, such as the budget, the transport options, the nearby accommodation options, etc. There should be enough room for guests to eat, drink and party following the exchanging of vows, and you should pay thought to the level of privacy you require.
Wedding Guest Numbers
If you want to fill all of the seats at your wedding, it’s best to invite guests to a location that is easily accessible, whether by air or road. Ideally, you should have an idea of how many people will attend the wedding before you book the venue. A convenient, cost-effective option would be to hire a coach that can transport guests to and from the venue. To avoid incurring these additional costs, book a venue close to the homes of friends and family. For help with finding a venue, take to the Internet to track down a wedding venue finding service.
Visiting Potential Venues
You should have a list of questions ready for when you visit a desired venue. It’s also important that you visit potential venues with the person you plan on marrying, so that key decisions can be made together. Although you are just looking at this stage, it’s worth talking numbers so that you can prepare for any payment plans, deposits and hidden costs, if any. Capture some photographs of each potential venue to assist you in making a final decision.
The Lorne Hotel is Victoria’s premier beach wedding venue and a personal experience is guaranteed here. Call (03) 5289 1409 to make a reservation for an upcoming function.
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