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Tips for Choosing a Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue

Choosing your wedding venue is the first big step to wedding planning. Finding and securing that one special venue from fantasy will start the clock on your timeline and put everything in motion. Bringing your dream wedding to life requires a little planning and direction. We used a few surveys to put together some of the best tips and advice from wedding planners to help you choose your wedding venue.

Location is Important

If you are wondering where to begin on the journey to choosing your wedding venue, you are not alone. Wedding planners agree that the location is an important place to begin. You should pin the map in a place that is significant to you and your partner. The location will become part of the memory of your wedding day. You will also want to consider accessibility and distance to an airport and surrounding hotels. Once you have the pin on the map, you can begin to narrow down the search for the magical wedding venue of your dreams.

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Services at the Wedding Venue

Most venues provide enchanting spaces, but there are a few things that will set one apart from the rest. Many venues only offer limited services and designs or just the empty space. An all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team and décor options gives your dream more possibilities. An in-house professional wedding designer can provide a level of service beyond the space to create your vision. Tour wedding venues and make sure the wedding designer and décor are included in your wedding package. There are other essential services to consider, such as furnishings, fine china, banquet staff, bar services, food managers and day of event coordination services. A survey of wedding planners reveals that hosting your wedding at an all-inclusive wedding venue can provide savings and reduce the stress of planning.

Coordinator at Your Wedding Venue

The day of event coordinator carries out functions as their title indicates. Every event on your magical day will require the assistance of a coordinator, from ceremony to reception. They guarantee the wedding party makes an entrance in the appropriate order and at the appropriate time, and manage ceremonial events on the timeline. Gifts are arranged, food services are managed and toasting and speeches are organized. Wedding planners recommend an in-house day of event coordinator or working with one that has an established relationship with the wedding venue.

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Wedding Team at Your Wedding Venue

Your wedding team will be essential to creating your dream wedding. Choose a wedding venue that can help you build your entire wedding team in one place. A venue with vendor connections can save you time and money throughout the wedding planning process. Make sure your venue has preferred vendors to help you meet with wedding cake designers, officiants, caterers, photographers, DJs, florists, hair and makeup artists and all the talent to create your flawless event. The collaboration between vendors and an all-inclusive wedding venue can make planning your dream wedding effortless.

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Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva

A vision exists in your imagination, but to make it a reality, it cannot stay there. Bring your vision to Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva and discover a wedding venue that is designed just for you. Master wedding designers will help you choose your colors, theme, décor and floral arrangements. Planners will create a custom package that bundles the venue, furnishings, staff services, décor options and coordination services. Bring your imagination to the design studio at Crystal Ballroom and create a fairy tale.



Discover the Crystal Ballroom experience. Imagine your unique moments during a guided tour behind the scenes, and receive a consultation with our planning professionals. 

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