shopping for a winter wedding venues

Looking for winter wedding venues shifts the emphasis, just a bit, onto a set of factors most people do not think about, but we are going to think about them, discuss them, and give recommendations for them, in this article. We are Tarrant Events Center, serving the fine people of Fort Worth, Texas.  Call us at 817-996-3636 for more information about our event center, or to arrange for a tour.

Winter wedding venues require a shift of focus

What is different about winter wedding venues?  Sometimes the obvious answer is the correct answer, and in this case it is winter weather which must be accounted for when looking at winter wedding venues.  Inclement weather causes difficulties and hardships, both of which you do not want when setting up for a wedding, and actually conducting the wedding.

With that in mind, there are a few things to look for in wedding venues, if you have your heart set on a winter wedding.

Winter wedding venues require adequate parking nearby

Without adequate parking, and without close-by parking, you are going to have some rather disgruntled guests if they have to hike a block or two, from parking to event center, in a downpour or snow.  This is one of those factors which most people do not think about, until they are forced to think about it as a storm system moved into your area.

Inclement weather requires ease of loading and unloading

Loading and unloading equipment for the wedding are not activities most people look forward to, but they specifically do not enjoy them if they are being rained or snowed upon.  Preferably you can find a wedding venue with a covered loading area.

Look to combine wedding and reception

The traditional wedding takes place in one location, and then the wedding party and guests travel to another location knows as the reception venue.  Sounds like a lovely idea until the streets are flooded, the wind is whipping along at thirty mph, and the snow drifts rise in stature.  Why not avoid all of that annoyance, and plan on holding the wedding and reception at the same venue?  It can be done, provided you rent an event hall rental which has the room to allow for that.

Ask about adequate heating throughout the wedding venue

This may seem like we are nitpicking right now, but trust us, we have been to winter weddings where we froze our backsides while watching the ceremony. We have seen brides with goosebumps from the cold.  We have seen guests shivering during the ceremony.

Event halls are large buildings.  Some old churches are drafty and damp.  Put this on your checklist and make sure you inquire about the heating in the event space venue.  You’ll be glad you did if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Hopefully, we have pointed out a few things about affordable wedding venues which you found helpful.  If you have a wedding happening in 2023, we wish you nothing but happiness.

A final word about Tarrant Events Center

We are locally owned and operated, and we provide the flexibility to make any event a success. Call us and inquire about our ten floor plans and all-inclusive pricing policy.  We think they are deal-breakers!