What To Look For In Your Micro Wedding Venue: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself
Finding a venue for a wedding, corporate event, or social gathering is challenging enough—add in the complexity of finding micro wedding venues that fit your specific needs, and it can be a puzzling problem. But, we want to give you the tools you need to pick the perfect venue for you.
Ask Yourself Important Questions About Your Micro Wedding Venue
The first thing you need to do, as with any planning process, is brainstorm. Here’s a tip. Take out a blank piece of paper, or—something we all have nearby—the notes section on your cell phone, and answer the following questions:
1 | What do I need from my micro wedding venue?
Depending on your personal needs, you may not need much from your venue, or you may need a whole lot. It is essential to know what would fit your needs before you start your venue search. Would you prefer a venue with all of the catering, entertainment, and decor needs wrapped into one easy-to-use package for you? Or, do you want a venue that will allow you to pick your favorite caterer and bring in a DJ and decor? Answering this upfront will save you a lot of time searching for venues because you can weed out the ones that don’t fit your unique needs.
2 | Where do you want to get married?
You may be thinking, “I would like to look at micro wedding venues near me!” and that is fantastic. Other people might have chosen to have a small and intimate wedding so they can take their closest loved ones on an adventure. So, establishing where you want to get married is an essential first step in the planning process.
3 | How involved do I want the venue’s team to be?
In some cases, micro wedding venues in California and worldwide have full-service teams who help plan your wedding from start to finish. You can find event teams who are incredibly hands-on, sending you vendor lists, giving suggestions, and helping to manage on the day of your wedding, but you can also find venues where they allow you to have the flexibility to choose what you want to do. In all honesty, there are benefits to most. Perhaps it would be best to talk to a few wedding planners, a friend who might want to help plan your day, and a few venue teams to see who fits your ideal day the best. You will know pretty instantly who you click with and who would be a good fit for you. Follow that intuition because, more often than not, it is correct. We have heard too many stories of people who hushed that inner voice and went with a venue or vendor they didn’t connect with because of price or style, and they were disappointed with their services at the end of the day.
4 | How many people am I inviting to my wedding?
This is a tough question to answer for any couple, let alone a couple throwing an intimate ceremony. Choosing who makes a list for invites and who doesn’t can cause some ripples in the planning process. If you set clear intentions from the beginning, you can be sure to leave room for the right people who will make your day oh-so-special.
5 | Do I want to celebrate inside or outside?
It’s your day, and your dream wedding is up to you! Decide upfront if you want to celebrate inside, outside, or a mix of both, but keep an open mind on this tip. Some event venues have beautiful selections of both options, and you might be surprised at what you end up being drawn to. Let the person giving you the venue tour know what your goals are and have them show you everything that might fit your needs. Our Google searches can only do so much to make a room come to life, and when you are on venue tours, you might just find beauty where photography couldn’t quite capture it.
Now that you are equipped with these questions, you should be on your way to a beautiful and successful wedding celebration. Contact our team to take a look at our micro wedding venues and discuss your goals. We wish you unending love and happiness with the person and people you celebrate with.