With hundreds of prospective venues in the area, narrowing it down to a handful of favourites to talk to one-on-one can be a challenge in itself. Here’s a few tips to help narrow down the search for the wedding venue of your dreams…
SEARCH FOR A VENUE THAT MATCHES YOUR STYLE: Whether you’re looking for contemporary, rustic, traditional or something completely cutting edge, make sure your venue will reflect the look and feel that you envision on your special day.
CHOOSE A VENUE WITH EXPERIENCE FOR PEACE OF MIND: Choose a venue that has the experience to deal with a variety of items so you can focus on having a seamless and enjoyable wedding planning experience. “At Bingemans we have over 60 years of experience in wedding planning to ensure the time leading up to your wedding is as enjoyable as the day itself.”
CHOOSE A VENUE WITH A VARIETY OF CEREMONY AND RECEPTION OPTIONS THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE A VARIETY OF GUEST COUNTS: Having both ceremony and reception at the same location can be cost efficient and make your day logistically easier for all those involved. Choose a venue that offers a variety of choices that will be flexible to suit your needs. “Bingeman’s offers a variety of onsite indoor and outdoor options with varying capacities for ceremonies, receptions, photo locations and entertainment for guests during any down time between events.”
FIND A VENUE THAT DOESN’T REQUIRE A LOT OF DÉCOR: When choosing a venue, keep in mind the atmosphere you want and make sure the venue itself reflects that so you’re not relying solely on décor to bring your vision to life. Once you’ve settled on a space that reflects your chosen style: from sophisticated and elegant, to rustic and chic, you can then add the décor pieces and touches to complete your vision.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SEVERAL UNIQUE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY LOCATIONS WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY: You may want to have a variety of backdrops for your keepsakes. Having several options onsite to take photos will eliminate time needed to travel to multiple locations and keep the good times rolling so they can all be captured and cherished for years. “Bingemans offers over 170 acres of natural forested areas, campground areas, river view, and for the really unique photo opportunity seeker – a variety of amusement park features.”
MAKE SURE YOUR VENUE OFFERS A VARIETY OF PACKAGES AND FOOD OPTIONS: The most important people in your life will be attending your special day. Having a variety of food and package offerings for you to choose from will help to ensure everyone’s tastes and dietary needs are met and exceeded. From hors d’oeuvres and food stations, to plated or buffet meals and delectable desserts, be sure that your venue has what you’re looking for.
MAKE SURE YOUR VENUE PACKAGES HAVE NO HIDDEN FEES AND COVER EVERYTHING YOU NEED IT TO: Choosing to go with an all-inclusive package can help you better plan your budget and ensure everything is planned as strategically as possible to ensure your day goes off without any hiccups. If you opt to create your own package, make sure you’ve included everything you want to avoid unpleasant surprises later.
CHOOSE A VENUE THAT ALLOWS OUTSIDE VENDORS: Choosing a venue that will allow outside vendors will assist you in making sure your day is as unique as you are. Have a favourite decorator, dj or florist? Make sure your venue can accommodate what you need. “At Bingemans we welcome many different vendors and are happy to suggest a few if you need assistance. Want a food truck for your late night snack? No problem, we can recommend a few that’ll leave all your guests satisfied.”
CHOOSE A VENUE THAT IS EASY TO GET TO AND IS ACCESSIBLE: Your guests will be coming from all over. Having a venue that is easy to find, offers free parking and is accessible to all of your loved ones are some things that will help make your day just that much more enjoyable for everyone.
ABOUT BINGEMANS: Bingemans (♥) (bingemans.com) is one of the most recognized names in KitchenerWaterloo’s wedding and events industry. They are well known for wedding spaces that suit nearly every wedding size, style & budget as well as being the exclusive caterers for The Tannery, Three Bridges Event Centre and Waterloo Central Railway. Bingemans is also a preferred caterer at both Steckle Heritage Farm and Waterloo Region Museum.
MORE ABOUT BINGEMANS | After 50+ years, Bingemans (bingemans.com) is still well known for wedding spaces that suit nearly every wedding size, style & budget (more details in their review in The Ring, here). To find out more, email Bingemans directly using the form below.