Finding the dream location for the dream party is sometimes not that easy. Mainly because the priorities around the perfect wedding location can easily get mixed up. We’ll give you a few check points that will hopefully make the selection less difficult.
Before you start looking for a location, one question should be clarified with absolute certainty, namely the number of guests. Some locations have event rooms of different sizes, but just because you like the ballroom does not mean that the small adjoining room has to meet your needs. As a rule of thumb, about 10 percent of those invited cancel before the festival. You can minimize the number of people who are unable to come to the wedding by inviting them as early as possible.
The budget question is at least as important. How much money can and would you like to invest, how much do you ask your guests? A dream wedding on the beach in Hawaii is only half the fun if half the friends can’t afford the flight. A celebration in the home garden, on the other hand, can become a lavish party with the right trappings.
Speaking of the garden: as romantic as the idea of a celebration in the open air is – if the wedding celebration is taking place in this country, there should definitely be a rainy alternative available where all guests can find space.
When it comes to decoration and catering, it is also worth taking a close look at the wedding location. Are external service providers allowed? Are there any conditions that could affect the course of the celebration? How good is the in-house menu and buffet offer? It is particularly attractive when bridal couples are allowed to take a close look at what is on offer at their desired location. In the Klosterhotel Wöltingerode, this possibility exists, for example, as part of the “wedding night on trial”.
Once you have made your decision, time is of the essence: many locations at peak times have to be reserved about a year in advance, otherwise they are gone. For particularly sought-after venues, it could even be too late. The same applies to the choice of registry office or church. If the yes word and celebration are to be combined, the best thing is that there shouldn’t be more than a 15-minute drive between them. A free wedding can be a useful addition to a state or church ceremony, because it can be moved to any desired location without any problems.