Your wedding venue is going to be the site of one of the biggest celebrations of your life, so look for these signs that a venue is the right one for you.
1- Location, Location, Location We are located about 10/12 miles from hotel accommodations on N.W Expressaway and 20 miles from Downtown OKC. Out of town guest can explore the ammeties of downtown prior to your Wedding and still be close enough to the Barn to take an uber to and from our location easily. Wide open spaces just outside of the big city! 2- Amazing PhotosLook at images of other weddings that took place at a the barn—do you want to be the couples in the photos? Do the portrait backdrops make you swoon? Can you picture having your first dance in the reception space? If the answers are all yeses, then this is a venue you should definitely consider!
3- The Reviews Check Them Out One of first steps of venue hunting is of venues in your wedding location. Reading about other couples’ experiences can give you a real-life picture of a particular venue.
4- Works with Your BudgetYour budget should be set before you start looking at venues—if not, get onthat! You’ll want to do your research in advance and make sure that you can afford the venues you’re considering. You don’t want to fall completely in love with a venue that isn’t within range.
5-Love at First Sight It may not have been love at first sight with your future spouse, but it’s entirely possible that you may have an instant reaction to a particular venue. While you should still do your research and make sure it’s a fit in terms of budget and capacity, a positive feeling can be a good indicator that a venue is “the one.” If you’re already imagining which flowers would look right in the ceremony space or how you’d decorate the entryway, it’s a good sign.
6-The Capacity Works While you don’t have to have an exact guest count just yet, you should still have an estimate in mind before visiting venues. If you’re questioning your ability to come in under capacity, it’s probably a sign you should move on to another venue.
7-…And Oh Yeah, It’s Available You may have a target wedding date in mind—if so, the ultimate sign that a venue is “the one” is if it’s available at that time. Or, if you’re more flexible, you may prefer to do things the other way—fall in love with a venue first, then pick a date based on when it's available (a riskier move).