While the location can vary from West Coast mountaintops to Florida beaches to Chicago skyscrapers, venues for weddings worth considering will have one major similarity- a willingness to work with you and place your wedding at the top of a priority list. The importance of this guiding premise, a wedding-centric way of thinking, cannot be overstated and will serve you and your wedding party beautifully. Venues for weddings should also have experience catering to the party size that you’re planning on having attend as a learning curve with your wedding as the “guinea pig” is entirely unacceptable.
Venues for weddings should also be able to send you pictures/ video/ etc of previous wedding ceremonies/ receptions held there so you can see how the space can be transformed. This picture perusing can also be quite helpful for the couple who is still deciding on theme/colors/beach vs garden wedding! If out of town guests are staying at the same venue that is hosting your wedding or reception, see if it is possible to reserve the entire entity (if it is a hotel) to provide an incredibly intimate atmosphere. The Caribbean Court, a boutique hotel with 18 guest rooms, is often reserved for a single wedding party and the results are absolutely stellar.
Finally, venues for weddings should be a pleasure working with! As you are hosting one of the absolute most important events of your life there, the venue should be respectful of your wishes and work to surpass your expectations.