Lesner Insights: selecting your wedding venueSelecting the place where you will celebrate saying “I do” is one of the most important decisions in the wedding planning process. There are so many factors to consider that many couples don’t even think about until they’ve already reserved their wedding venue. Things like the location, what’s included for the price, and of course reviews on past couple’s experiences should all be things that you are considering when making this decision. If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start in selecting your wedding venue, we hope we can help by providing some of our insights!
Location, location, location!!! This should be one of the first things on your mind when considering your wedding venue. But this doesn’t mean that you should just pick whichever venue is closest to your house. What we really mean is that the location should reflect the overall feeling that you wish to have at your wedding! How you feel when you walk into the doors of your wedding venue for the first time should be the same feeling you want to have on your wedding day!
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Your location should also reflect the types of photos that you wish to have from your wedding. Waterfront wedding venues like Lesner Inn are the perfect setting for photos, rain or shine. However, you should also take into account your wedding venue’s proximity to other places you’d like to take photos. Whether you want a photo with your toes in the sand or to stand out in a forest of green you should know what photo opportunities are available near your wedding venue!
Above: Lia Everette Photography
There are so many wedding venues that charge a large amount just for you to use the venue! This often doesn’t even include the tables, chairs, table ware, or catering. At Lesner Inn, we prefer to provide inclusive services so that our couples don’t have to work with 10 different wedding vendors to have their dream wedding! Things can get lost in translation when working with too many wedding vendors so, if you decide on having your wedding at a venue that only includes the space, make sure you are prepared to stay organized.
Right: Lia Everette Photography
Reading reviews from past couples and their experiences at your top wedding venues will give insight to real weddings there! If you are seeing several negative ratings, then the venue may have a few kinks that they need to work out. Wedding planning websites like The Knot and WeddingWire are great places to start when researching the best wedding venues in your area.
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Can you imagine having your wedding at a venue where all of its event spaces are in a row of dark banquet halls where you can’t tell a stranger attending the wedding next door apart from your great aunt Susan? It makes you wish that you had enough wedding guests, and money, to book the entire venue. At Lesner Inn, we offer our couples the option to book the entire venue for a private wedding experience at a fair price! This is something that we recommend to all of our couples, especially those with higher guest counts, so that they can get the most out of their wedding day.
Above: Luke and Ashley Photography