St. Thomas Wedding Venue

A Wedding Planner’s Wedding- Choosing a Venue

Hi! This week, we are covering wedding venues. How to choose your wedding venue, the St. Thomas Wedding Venue I chose and why!

Your wedding venue is an important decision to make. This is going to set the tone of the event when your guests arrive. You’ve set the tone initially with the invites, but this will bring everything to life.

When choosing my St. Thomas Wedding Venue, I thought of all the places I could get married and went from there. Being a Wedding Planner in St. Thomas, I knew I had lots of choices. I had a few places in mind: Lindquist, Sapphire, Peterborgh… When I asked Tim where he could envision us tying the knot, he immediately said Linquist Beach. I know that groom’s rarely get involved in the planning, so I went ahead and booked it.

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So, we’ve chosen our ceremony venue, but I didn’t really want the reception there, so we set off on a mission to figure out where we will have our reception! I considered a couple of places and even had to visit a few in person to get the feel of the event that would take place there on a very special day.

Eventually, we visited Elysian Beach Resort, where we first met and we chose our reception venue to be on the lawn beside the pool bar that holds so much history for our relationship. Now that we have chosen venues, our wedding day is starting to take shape! I’m getting excited!

Now, to help you choose your wedding venue, check below for some awesome tips on venue searching, whether it’s a St. Thomas Wedding Venue, somewhere in the states, or across the globe!

  • Start with how many guests you’re having. You’ll want to choose a venue that can hold that amount of guests. And in the same light, you don’t want to choose a venue that is so big, that your group looks too small in the room.
  • Are you set on having a buffet or plated dinner? This is an important question since a buffet will take up a lot of space, where a plated dinner will not.
  • Pricing is going to be one of the most important factors. If you can’t afford it, don’t even look at it as an option. You don’t want to look at something outside of your budget. If you love it, it will either put you in a bind in the future or you’ll feel like all other places are inadequate.
  • Envision your decor. Will it fit in at this place? If not, it’s not the place for you.
  • If you’re able to visit places face-to-face, check how you feel when you walk in. You should get that feeling: “This is where I’m getting married!”
  • If you have a wedding coordinator, she’ll (or he’ll) be able to suggest perfect venues for your vision, budget, and personality.

Let me know if you have other questions about choosing your venue!

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