Getting Married? Tips on Hunting Venues

When people decide to take that step to get married there is then the tricky part of wedding planning. Whether you are choosing to have a grand wedding or something smaller and simpler, one of the first things you need to do is find and look at wedding venues Ocean County or where you are. There are a lot of them out there nowadays, so even if you have something unique in mind there is a venue that will be great for your wedding out there!

Think about location

It is still a common choice for people to have the ceremony in their place of worship, a church or a synagogue for example, and then to move the wedding reception elsewhere. When you do opt to have weddings Toms River NJ, in two venues there is the issue of the location. How are guests going to move from the ceremony to the reception? You should avoid making them too far apart, or having one of them in a obscure place that no-one can find. If you then decide to find somewhere that can do both in one place you then need to make sure that they are licensed for that.

How big does it need to be?

The next thing to think about is how big you need that venue to be. That means you really need to sit down with your partner and go through your guest list and agree on that final number together. There is no point even looking at venue options until you know this! When you have that number you should look at venues that can accommodate that number but not too large. Think about whether they have enough room for a dance floor, for seated eating if you are having it, and anything else you might want to include.

What budget do you have?

Importantly you need to set a budget that you are comfortable spending and stick to that. A lot of couples set a budget but then see some venues that are out of their reach, and are then torn between spending more than they have, or settling. Just look at wedding venues Ocean County or in your area, that are in your range. No matter what budget you have there is a venue out there that you can afford. From public parks, beaches, riverside, a backyard, to local reception halls, conference rooms, zoos, museums, hotels, to luxury lodges.


When you are planning for weddings, Toms River, NJ there are a lot of options available. When you know the budget, size and location you prefer you can look at websites first and start narrowing down your options. Look at things like whether you need staff, do they have their catering services, do they accommodate themed weddings, and so on. Then you can get yourself a smaller list that seem to meet your needs, and these are the ones you and your partner should make an appointment with and go see yourselves.