How to Find a Wedding Venue

You already know that you want an amazing wedding, but you may not know how to find a wedding venue. Regardless of where you are in your wedding planning process, we recommend that you see our tips for getting started. We help you figure out what your priorities are, which we call your Top Three Things. This will give you a better idea as to what kind of venue you should look for.

If you plan to get married in a house of worship, your venue selection may be an easy process. But if not, it can be hard to know where to start. Now that you know what’s important to you on your wedding day, you can spend more time thinking about what you like.

It’s helpful to assemble some wedding day inspiration before you begin your hunt for the perfect place. Fortunately, the Internet’s a treasure trove of inspiration. With your Top Three Things in mind, we encourage you to check out a few of our favorite websites below.

Once you know what kind of venue you’re looking for, begin browsing online for venues in the location you plan to get married.

As you look at venues keep in mind how many people you’ll need each location to hold (we’ll touch more on the guest list later, but for now you can move ahead with a general figure), whether or not the venue is available during your preferred day and season, whether or not your venue will need to be wheelchair accessible, and what add-ons and amenities come with the venue’s wedding package. Some venues will rent just the space, in which case you’ll be in charge of finding tables, chairs, and everything else, while others will throw in the whole kit n’ caboodle – from tables and chairs to in-house catering and a complimentary wedding coordinator.

Wedding Spot, The Knot, and Wedding Wire, The Hitch offer great tools for searching for your wedding venue.

Now that you know how to find a wedding venue, we’ll share a list of questions to ask as you tour wedding venues.