5 Questions to Ask When Comparing Wedding Venues

He popped the question and she said yes! Now it’s time to choose your wedding venue and begin planning your special day. There’s no shortage of stunning wedding venues in the Bradenton and Sarasota area, so how do you know which is right for you?

From location and amenities to availability and menu selection, there are many things to consider. These five questions will help you narrow down your options and choose the ideal place to say “I Do.”

1. Is the Wedding Venue Available on the Date You Need?

Some couples choose a meaningful wedding date – like an anniversary or a holiday. If you’re really committed to a specific date, then the first question to ask is whether the venue you’re considering is available.

Many Bradenton and Sarasota wedding venues book up quickly. If you’re flexible on the date, you’ll have more venues to choose from. Otherwise, it’s best to start exploring your options as early as you can.

2. What is the Wedding Venue’s Capacity?

Capacity is another make-or-break question for many engaged couples. Planning a wedding for 30 is far different from planning one for 300. When exploring Bradenton wedding venues, ask to see each available space that will comfortably fit your anticipated number of guests. Make sure pad your estimate a bit, as your guest list may grow as the date gets closer. It’s always better to have a bit of extra space than to over-crowd your guests.

3. Does the Space Fit Your Wedding Vision?

Every couple has a different vision for the look and feel of their wedding. Some wedding venues are more suited for certain themes than others. A traditional bride may be happiest getting married in a grand ballroom, historic mansion, or even a castle. However, if you’ve been dreaming of something different, like a rustic, Victorian, or beach-themed wedding, then a ballroom just won’t do. Make sure you choose a venue that fits with (and enhances) your overall wedding theme.

4. What Are Your Menu Options?

While some Bradenton wedding venues allow you to bring in your own food, most require you to use their catering services. Before settling on a venue, make sure their menu options are appropriate for your guests’ tastes, your preferences, and your budget. Many venues offer a variety of options including passed hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down meal, culinary stations, and more.

5. Is the Location Convenient for Your Guests?

If you’re inviting a lot of out of town guests, make sure the venue location you choose is conveniently located a short distance from at least one area hotel.

Also consider the amenities offered by the venue itself. Is there ample parking? How’s the climate control? Are there enough bathrooms? All of these little details are important for ensuring your guests have a wonderful experience that they’ll be talking about for years to come.

Bradenton and Sarasota’s Preferred Wedding Venue

There are many reasons why Tara Golf & Country Club is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the Bradenton and Sarasota area. We’ve hosted hundreds of weddings and offer a gorgeous backdrop for your special day. Contact us today and let us show you how we can turn your wedding dreams into a reality!

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