So, you’ve just gotten engaged, and the butterflies are still fluttering. Time is standing still for a moment, and then, the planning begins. You’ve decided to have a winter wedding, but that’s just a piece of the puzzle, and all the little details can quickly become overwhelming. The important thing to remember is to relax, and start with the biggest details first, most importantly, the wedding venue. Your venue will determine the feel and tone of the entire day. Therefore, it is one of the most important decisions you can make, and one of the first things you should decide on. So here are some things to consider before you say I Do to the venue.
Numbers & Venues Go Together
Are you having an intimate ceremony with your closest friends and family, or will it be a full blown affair complete with hundreds of guests? You may fall in love with a quaint bed and breakfast or intimate restaurant banquet room, but if it cannot hold the amount of people you need, it will not work. Every venue has a maximum capacity (and some a minimum), and it’s important to know what that is before asking to tour it.The location of your wedding plays a big part, and will help narrow down the search. Will you be traveling, or staying at home? Would your guests be willing to travel? These are all important things to consider, and will help narrow down a location. In addition, the geography of where you have your winter wedding is key. Your location affects the type of weather you will experience. Keep in mind that depending on where you choose, the venue has to be accessible and snow and ice need to be cleared away so that your guests can show up without too much disruption. For more information about finding a venue go here.
The Style Of The Wedding Will Lead You To The Venue
As mentioned before, the venue sets the tone for the event, so choose something that fits your style. A hotel banquet hall is probably not the best choice for a vintage theme, while a beautiful beach house may not be the place to create a winter wonderland. Whether it’s quirky, elegant or simple, it’s your wedding, so choose a venue that reflects your personality and what you want for the day. Are you saying I do in a church or temple? If so, you will also need a space for the reception, which usually means two venues. Are you looking for a modern loft with views of the skyline, a majestic castle or a beautiful garden that will transport you back in time? Also, winters in Philadelphia can be chilly, so it’s important to consider the elements. An outdoor wedding may quickly have guests seeking warmer quarters.
Don’t Stress We’ve Got You Covered
Wedding planning shouldn’t be stressful, and finding the perfect venue can make or break the experience. If you’re searching for that perfect venue in the Philadelphia area, the Morris House Hotel is a top choice. The French inspired courtyard can be transformed for a fairy tale ceremony, while a team of professionals is standing by to cater to your every need. Nestled in the heart of the city, this historic landmark is a luxurious, charming location, perfect for the wedding of your dreams, see here for our venue options.