10 Tips to Choose the Best Place to Get Married

The first decision you have to make when planning your wedding day is - where are you going to hold your wedding?  Even though we've compiled our list of 250 best wedding venues, this decision can still seem very daunting.  However, you can make the decision easily by asking yourself a few important questions:

1.  What style of wedding do you envision?  A big traditional wedding calls for a different wedding venue than a contemporary, minimalist party.

2.  How many guests do you want to invite? You want the venue to comfortably fit all of your guests.

3.  What kind of party do you want to have? If you want an extravagant dinner and formal dancing at your reception, you will be looking for a different venue than if you want a cocktail party or barbeque.

Next, ask yourself questions to find a venue that will reflect your interests and personalities:

4.  Where did you meet? Or where was your first date?  Where have you vacationed together?

5.  What time of the year do you love the most?

Finally, don’t overlook these questions that really get into the nitty-gritty details:

6.  How far is my reception venue from the ceremony venue?  Is it convenient for guests?

7.  Where are the bars located? Are they easily accessible?

8.  Is there a dressing/changing room available for you and for the bridal party?

9.  What type of heating, air conditioning, ventilation system do they have?

10.  What type of floral arrangements/decorations do they have?  Does the venue have any centerpieces that are included in the room rental? Do they have any additional rental items available to you?

Still struggling to find the best places to get married? Here are 250 of our picks for the best places to get married.  Check them out and you just might the most beautiful wedding venues out there!  

Comment by Trisna Suanda on February 23, 2016 at 1:54am


Choosing and deciding the best place to hold your wedding is crucial. It’s good that this post have listed stuffs as guide for those couples who are now struggling about making the decision. I agree, It will actually depend on the number of people you are inviting. You will also have to consider the weather, though it's hard to predict. There's a lot of suggestions over the internet, you just need to do more of the research and you can see a lot of choices.

Comment by Rica Morales on October 10, 2016 at 10:43am

Great tips for those couples who are having a hard time looking for a venue or reception for their wedding. Same as what I've been experiencing right now. My sister is a bride to be and need my help in searching for the best venue for her wedding. I have tons of sites here however I find Miami wedding venues cool and different to others. Having a package with discount is a nice thing for a wedding. Hearing your suggestions and input is a great deal. We must consider what we want for us to make a good choice.

Comment by Amie Winston on October 16, 2016 at 11:08am

We have the same ideas on mind. I was also having these questions in mind after I said yes to my fiance. My head has been full of stuff about my upcoming wedding, and the first thing I worry is the venue. I want my wedding to be perfect so I decided to look for the best reception venues in Miami as suggested by my wedding planner, since I and my fiance are both living in Florida. That solved my problem then. Now, we are down to three choices. After the final rough draft and final visit to each of them, I think I can choose one.

Comment by Stacey Sewell on November 24, 2017 at 3:53pm

Such great tips!! We offer a  venue search package as a part of my events planning packages. Brides really value this service because it takes a lot of time to search and visit the different venue. Why not let someone do it for you and take the stress out of finding one of the most important pieces to having the wedding you dreamed of !! My advice would be to not tour more than 5 to 6 venues, especially ones that don't fit your wedding style/ideas. Just a waste of time and your wedding vision can become clouded. 

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