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South Florida Wedding Reception Venues
South Florida Wedding Reception Venues
Some of the most popular South Florida wedding reception venues get booked months even years prior to a newly engaged couples wedding day. You should really consider booking and putting down a deposit a year out before your South Florida wedding event. What this means is you begin your search for choosing the perfect South Florida wedding reception venue potentially up to two years out from your set wedding date. If you want to have your wedding reception on a Saturday night right at the peak of wedding season and you are choosing an especially popular weddng reception venue such as the Breakers Hotel or The "W" Hotel, you might just want to meet a year out with the catering manager and is if your chosen wedding date is actually available at that wedding reception venue.
Choosing Your Wedding Reception Venue
There are a few decisons to make prior to you beginning your search for the perfect wedding reception venue. The very first decision that needs to be made is the location of your wedding reception venue. The second most important decision is whether you wish to hold the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception at the same location or will they be in different locations? Weddings can be held on the beach, church or a backyard, you have so many choices. Your third decison is how many wedding guests do you want to invite to your wedding ceremony verses the wedding reception. Some newly engaged couples decide to set their wedding date and then look for their perfect South Florida wedding reception venue, while other newly engaged couples decide to discover their dream wedding reception venue and choose a date based on that wedding reception venues availability.
Wedding Reception Venues
Choosing your South Florida wedding reception venue is probably your most is essential task at hand. Do you want a wedding reception venue that will cater to your every whim such as providing the wedding cake or accommodations for you and all your wedding guests? Or do you simply want a basic wedding reception venue that is an empty ballroom or banquet hall where you provide everything including the food and the liquior?
When you have a specific vision in mind what type of wedding reception venue you are thinking of? You should organize a list of possibilities in the South Florida area and make plans to visit all of them over a duration of a couple of weeks with list of questions to ask the catering or banquet hall manager. Take notes and take lots of pictures from each wedding reception venue so you don't get mixed them up later of who offered what and so you don't forget any important details. List all the pros and cons of each wedding reception venue. Make certain you see all the breakout rooms and amenities that will be used or offered for your wedding reception, as well as any additional banquet rooms including the bridal suite (very important, you don't want to be getting dressed in the public bathroom), wedding reception ballroom, and dressing rooms and if they are all suitable for you and your bridal party.
If you are planning on an outdoor wedding, such as a South Florida beach wedding always check that the location has an indoors alternative just in case it rains or a hurricane pops up out of nowhere. If the wedding reception location is used regularly and utilized for South Florida weddings they may have a preferred vendor list with wedding flower designers, wedding photographers, wedding dj's, wedding cakes and you should have the ability to work out a great wedding package as well.
Some South Florida wedding reception venues could possibly have worked out great rates with local taxi cab companies or Uber services including local hotels offering accommodations and the ability to transport and lodging for all your wedding guests. Another wedding reception venue quesiton to ask is do they offer baby sitting services, or kids's room if you are planning to invite children to the wedding ceremony and wedding reception venue.
Many south Florida wedding reception venues usually require that you use their in-house catering services, which might have a genuine impact on your choice of foods. Make sure you sample their foods and check out their menus and find out whether you have to buy the wine and cocktails from the wedding rececption venue or whether you can provide your own wine and liquior and just pay corkage with their bartending services.
Questions to ask the catering manager or banquet hall manager at the wedding reception venue prior to booking the venue...
1.) Do you have an in-house wedding planner?
2.) Do you offer custom wedding packages, and exactly what are our choices?
3.) Are there handicapped facilities available for our wedding guests?
4.) Are you holding any other weddings or functions on the same day as my wedding event?
5.) When will we be able to have availability to the reception venue for setting up the decorations?
6.) Do you have any restriction concerning fireworks display, confetti, rose petals or the lighting of candles?
7.) What time will our wedding reception need to come to an end? What time is "Last Call"?
8.) Do you recommend any hotels and if so can we get a discounted rates for large room blocks? If so, when can our wedding guests check in into the property?
9.) Can we have a live band or DJ's and what is the, if any noise restrictions?
10.) Do we have to use your preferred south Florida wedding vendors or can we use our own wedding florist, wedding photographer, wedding caterer and others?
11.) Can you provide special dietary requirements for some our wedding guests?
12.) Can we bring in our own liquior and if so what is your corkage charge per drink served?
13.) Do you have facilities for younger children with some type of entertainment or a baby sitting service?
14.) How much is the deposit for your wedding reception venue and how far out do we need to book this south Florida wedding reception venue?
15.) Are there any constraints on where photographs can be taken throughout your wedding venue?
The latest trends when it comes to wedding reception venues
Many newly engaged couples are selecting unusual and creative wedding reception venues for their wedding receptions to make it unique and truly a day to remember. Think of whether you might like a beach wedding venue, an intracostal wedding venue or a high-end location such as the Breakers Hotel or the "B" Hotel, or perhaps a real South Florida wedding reception on a wedding yacht!
Beach weddings have always been very popular with newly engaged couples. Lot's of newly engaged couples are skipping the big expensive wedding reception venues that charge an arm and a leg and opting for a more intimate gathering at the beach or in their parents backyard. South Florida wedding receptions are becoming more intimate and personalized than back in the 80's & 90's. Spending thousands of dollars to host a huge south Florida wedding reception is partially due to the fact that newly engaged couples are choosing to limit the amount of wedding guests and have their wedding receptions viewed more as an intimate exclusive affair for only close friends and family.
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