Choosing a Venue | Planning a Wedding

Choosing a Venue

Choosing a venue location for your wedding is one of the first things that needs to be done in order to really start the whole planning process.  Once you have a date set with the venue and a location to hold your wedding, everything else becomes much easier.  I already talked earlier about how we booked our wedding photographer and our venue at the same time because both were of pretty high importance to us.  You can read more about that here.

There are several ways to go about picking a venue.  The first is usually based on budget and the second is based on the style of venue that you want.  I believe that you can certainly satisfy both.  When looking for a venue, we knew that we wanted something historic and not to far from home.  When you live near historic Williamsburg, that isn’t a very tall order.

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From beautiful and elegant country clubs to historic ruins there are a vast array of options.  We wanted both the history and the elegance while still providing an outdoor aspect.  Back in November, I knew immediately that Seven Springs Farm had everything that I wanted.  It offered a beautiful farm setting with lovely outdoor patios and ceremony sites as well as rooms to get ready in that were elegant with a modern touch to the historic setting.

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The history lovers in us adore all of the legacy of this home and the southern country girl in me loves that its a working heritage breed farm!  It was the perfect trifecta when we found that it also fit within our budget.  For those of you looking for a venue that meets your perfect check list for a venue, don’t be afraid to ask your wedding planner or photographer.  There are always hidden gems that may surprise you.

If you don’t have a planner then you seriously need to check out next weeks post when I talk about why we decided to have a wedding planner for our vow renewal.  We didn’t have one for our wedding ten years ago and man do I have some stories to tell so tune in next week.

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