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How to find a great Charleston Wedding Venue

As a Charleston wedding photographer, I understand the importance of your wedding venue choice. It is one of the biggest decisions you will make during your wedding planning process.

How do you decide which wedding venue to choose? Take a look below for a short list of things you should consider when looking for a wedding venue.


One of the biggest factors that comes into play when looking for a wedding venue is availability. Choosing a wedding venue is one of the very first things you should do when planning a wedding.

You need to start looking for a wedding venue months, sometimes a year, in advance. This is because the demand for wedding venues increases during certain seasons and times of the year. It’s difficult to host your wedding at a venue if it’s already booked.

The primary thing to consider when searching for a wedding venue is its availability. If it’s booked on the day you want, then it’s not the right choice for you.

Hotel Rooms

If you aren’t having an elopement wedding, your wedding guests are a huge factor to consider when looking into wedding guests.

When you are looking for the perfect wedding venue to host your celebrations, make sure to find out how many wedding guests they can accommodate for. This is an important thing to consider as a lack of space could be detrimental to your wedding.

The Venue Itself

Important things to think about when choosing a wedding venue is the location, the comfort, and the aesthetics of the wedding venue itself.

Before looking into wedding venues, you need to decide what kind of wedding it is you want. Do you want a small, intimate wedding or a big affair? Once you have decided, you need to find a wedding venue that can accommodate your ideal wedding.

When looking at wedding venues, you should ask about what kind of decor is offered and if they can accommodate for weddings in the season you are getting married in. Make sure that your wedding venue setting fits your ideal wedding plan.

Wedding Amenities

If you are planning a wedding at a hotel or resort, amenities are definitely something you should consider. Ask the management about what kind of amenities are offered.

If the venue has wedding packages available, ask about what amenities are included. Some basic wedding facilities that should be included are food and drinks, decor, tables, chairs, dance floors, music, and a ventilation system.

You should also consider looking for wedding venues that include parking and guest accommodation.

Wedding Budget

One of the most important things to look for in a wedding venue is its budget friendliness. You could find the perfect wedding venue for your wedding day, but that might not matter if it is outside your budget.

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding venue can be a stressful experience. It requires a lot of research, phone calls, questions, and follow up. However, once you see your wedding photos, you will know that all the effort was worth it.

Charleston Photographers Amy & David Bennett | 1559 Gemstone Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC

802.825.7505 | www.amybennettphoto.com | amybennettphoto@gmail.com