How is it determined which are the best wedding venues in your area? You can do a Google search of your area for wedding venues, or best wedding venues, and articles will pop up, and opinions will be stated, but it all comes down to this: the best wedding venues for your wedding are the ones which best match your needs within the budget you have established.
We are Tarrant Events Center, a multi-purpose event venue serving the Fort Worth, Texas area, and here are our professional thoughts on wedding venues.
Choosing a wedding venue comes down to three key questions:
- What are your needs?
- What do you want?
- What is your budget?
What are your needs?
These will differ from person to person. Do you need a kitchen? Do you need a local wedding venue which will hold 200 people? Will you need tables? Will you need catering? Will you need indoor wedding venues or outdoor wedding venues? Make a list as you prepare to search venues in your area.
What do you want?
These are items which are not game-changers and yet you would love to have them. This might be a matter as simple as the right ambiance. Maybe you want easy access to a freeway? Perhaps you would prefer outdoor to indoor wedding venues. Again, make a list. If you can meet your needs plus have a couple from this wish list, you have done well in choosing a venue.
What is your budget?
This, unlike the second category, is a game-changer. It is the least exciting thing about planning a wedding, but probably the most important. You must stay within your budget, and this may mean sacrificing a few of those “wants” along the way. It will also force you to be a bit creative in your wedding planning.
Your best plan of attack
We at Tarrant Events Center cannot emphasize this too much: the earlier you start your search for a wedding venue, the better. We recommend at least a year in advance, so as soon as the question is asked and the offer is accepted, it is time to start planning.
The way we run it at Tarrant Events Center
We simplify the process with a completely turnkey wedding venue for you. We provide the following, which are the basics for any wedding:
- Tons of paved parking
- Indoor and outdoor venues included in the price
- A venue for 50-300 guests
- Bar if needed
- Tables & chairs
- Cordless microphones
- Six 50” large monitors for slideshows or videos
And we offer it all at one uncomplicated price which is very competitive for the area. We provide the skeleton; we take care of “the needs;” and we meet your budget.
Weddings can be complicated. Planning a wedding can be ultra-stressful, and it’s a shame, really, since it should be the happiest time of your life. Tarrant Events Center brings back the happiness in planning a wedding, because that’s what it’s all about.