Salem Wedding Venues
When it comes to deciding on your reception venue, there are so many ways that one can go. There is such a wide variety of venues in the Salem area which allows you to be as creative as you want to be or as traditional as you want to be. If you want to forget stuffy, you can. However, if practical is your middle name or perhaps forced upon you because of your budget, you can go that route as well. But one thing you will want to do for certain is to take into account the décor. You need to decide how close you want your reception venue to match the rest of your wedding. Are you really concerned with your venue matching your style, theme, and color scheme? If you are, then you have some real investigative work ahead of you. Make sure also that you don't fall in love with a place so much that you are ready to sign on the dotted line before you even talk to the venue manager. There may be factors associated with said venue that you do not want. So, our advice is to do your due diligence, take your time, and make sure that you book a venue that you will be completely satisfied with. Here are some tips on how to make sure that that happens.
First things first, you and your fiance need to discuss your wedding date. There are two ways you can go here. You can set a date in stone and find a venue that has that date available. Or you can be flexible about your date in case you find a venue that you absolutely love but who might not have a certain date open on their calendar. Once that is settled, start doing some research on wedding venues in the Salem area. A Google search for “wedding venues in the Salem area” should render numerous results. You can start by clicking on one right after another and determining which ones look like they are worth an actual visit. You can also ask your friends, family and coworkers that have been to a wedding in recent months and get some recommendations. And don't discount some of your vendors. They should have contacts that they can recommend. Once you have some candidates,.contact each one and see if they have a time that would be best to tour the facility and ask some questions. Make sure that you show up armed with a number of questions that will help you determine if this might be the venue for you. Your first concern should be whether the facility has room for the number of guests you will be having. Another key issue that many people do not consider is how many toilets are available. Just consider if you are having 500 people at your wedding and the facility has only 5 toilets. Find out how many parking spaces there are.
When you start discussing the fee for the venue, have them break down the overall cost into the various services you will be receiving. More than likely, they will show you package levels that they offer. Just make sure that there are not any hidden fees. Getting all the details down now is always the best way to operate. You don't want any surprises down the road. For instance, what are their setup and tear down fees. Are those fees already figured into the bottom line or are they extra. One thing that might tip you off to this possibility is if the quote you receive is exceptionally low.
Ask the venue manager when your vendors will be able to get into the venue to setup? Also, what time do you have to be out of the venue? What happens if your wedding runs past this time? Does this venue have its own caterer? What if you want to bring in your own? Is this allowed and will you be charged a fee to do so. This may seem like a lot of detail to go through, but once you have finished with all of your interviews and you are able to sit down and compare, you will be able to feel much more confident when you make a decision on the venue for you.