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Touring the Wedding Venue is the First Step to Planning

Wedding Venue

This will be one of the most important moments of your lifetime, and one you have probably been dreaming about for quite a while. Accept nothing less than a wedding day as magical as the dream. Bringing the vision to life requires a picturesque wedding venue, furnishings, designs, floral arrangements and a team of wedding professionals. Every detail of this event will begin with your wedding venue. Taking a tour of the venue is an opportunity to visualize the space, meet with wedding designers and cross off everything on your checklist. There is a reason for touring a wedding venue, and a few things you should know before you do.

Avoiding the Madness

Wedding planning can get crazy. As with all things, we look for the path of least resistance. Convenience and cost are probably the top contributing factors for every decision ever made. Your wedding day is not about convenience, but we believe it should involve an easy and affordable planning process that almost completely eliminates the madness and need to stress over any detail. The wedding venue is the foundation for the entire event you are planning, and is the first step to planning. Never book a venue without an in-person tour that provides the opportunity to meet with wedding professionals and explore the space with a visual and tactile experience. There is a reason behind a tour of the wedding venue.

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Touring the Wedding Venue

This important first step takes you behind the scenes. Touring the wedding venue allows you to walk down the aisle, stand in the center of the reception ballroom and visualize all of the design elements from the ceiling to the floor. Touring your venue in-person provides a complete and immersive experience. This is an opportunity to meet professional wedding designers and planners, view mock table settings and samples of décor, gain inspiration, and experience a customization consultation for your unique event. The interior and exterior aesthetic of your wedding venue are equally important. Take notice of the backdrop you are choosing for your wedding day. Consider the atmosphere and places for photography. The location should be significant and meaningful to you and your partner.

Designing the Wedding Venue

Not every wedding venue includes the furnishings and designs, but yours should. Avoid empty spaces and expensive rentals to fill it. The all-inclusive wedding venue is a concept that eliminates the stress and expense of designing an empty space. If you book an empty venue, you will need to rent furnishings and designs. A blank canvas should never involve extensive labor and expensive rentals. A wedding venue should be a blank canvas for imagination, but should always include the furnishings, designs, floral arrangements and professional wedding design services to make the dream come true. The everything included concept of an all-inclusive venue makes the fairy tale affordable, and planning easy.

Make sure your wedding venue includes a complete design package with centerpieces and floral designs. The centerpieces in the wedding venue are important pieces of décor. The vases, candelabras, candles, lanterns and floral arrangements create the theme and tone within the space. Flowers seem to be part of every wedding, and almost every centerpiece. Regardless of the type of wedding centerpieces you choose, you will likely choose wedding flowers to accent your table décor. As you take the tour of your wedding venue, notice the centerpieces and table design options.

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Wedding Designers

Think of an interior designer and how they might enter your space and reimagine it. A wedding designer does the same for your wedding venue. They create model demonstrations or mock table settings to provide an example of ideas. Designers use lights, colors and various textures to create desired effects. Choosing an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team eliminates the need to hire expensive designers, rent tables, chairs and décor. The concept delivers the venue, furnishings, décor, draperies, lighting, chinaware, staff and services in an affordable wedding package.

Bridal and Groom’s Suite

The bridal and groom’s suites are important spaces within the wedding venue. The bridal party and the groom’s entourage require a separate space to prepare and make special memories. Those next big steps into the wedding venue and into a new life should begin in a comfortable space. Make sure your wedding venue includes a bridal and groom’s suite for you to prepare for your perfect moments.

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Create a List

Let your daydream create a checklist for your dream wedding. If it is important for your venue to have a ceremony space and reception area, add it to the list. Flexibility and space are important details that should always make the list. Determine the maximum capacity and possible layout for your ceremony and reception space. Make sure there is a bridal and groom suite onsite. Find out how many hours the venue will be available during the event, and before. If you need extra time, you should know whether booking extra hours is a possibility. Create a list of what is important to you, and make sure the wedding venue can deliver.

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Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva

Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva is an all-inclusive wedding venue that bundles the venue, furnishings, services and décor into an affordable package. Step inside of the design studio and choose your linens, chinaware, floral arrangements and elegant décor from exclusive Crystal Ballroom designs. Design your venue with the assistance of professional wedding designers and a floral design team. Crystal Ballroom is an elegant venue with a spacious ceremony and reception ballroom. Bring imagination and plan your magical moments in a wedding venue designed just for you.



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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