Choosing a venue for your ‘I do’s’ can be quite a daunting task, especially if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. Here are our top three tips to help you find the perfect wedding venue in South Africa:
1. It's a numbers game - the wedding budget
It’s important to decide how many guests you will be inviting and what your wedding budget will be before looking at wedding venues. These are most probably the biggest deciding factors. Speak to your partner about your ideal size wedding and how much you are prepared to spend. Then, if your families will be contributing, find out what they will be willing to contribute towards your wedding.
If you aren't sure what things cost then start by searching for wedding venues in Gauteng, wedding venues in Cape Town or be more specific like wedding venues in Constantia Cape Town. Then based on what attracts your eye on wedding venue websites, reviews etc. then email and ask for a quote based on your guests and planned wedding date. Often venues have to be booked up to a year in advance so think about this before you set your wedding date.
Remember that most websites don't really reflect the true beauty of a venue so it's always a great idea to pick a few and book a wedding site visit. Most reputable venues offer brochure downloads or galleries online.
Engaged? Now what? Read here for a list of some of the top 4 wedding venues by the forum company in Newtown Johannesburg, Lanseria Johannesburg, The Campus in Bryanston and Embassy Hill in Constantia Cape Town.
2. It's a question of style - how to choose your wedding style
Once you’ve decided on a budget and the size of your wedding, you’ll have to decide on the style you’re after. Whether
it’s urban chic, rustic or classic, your venue needs to fit this theme because let’s face it, an intimate rustic wedding set in a lavish ballroom won’t quite work.
Our instagram weddings page is another great way of finding a wedding style that suits you.
3. What are your restrictions - wedding checklist
Before committing to a wedding venue, you’ll need to ask a few important questions. Is there enough parking for your guests and what time will you have to cut the music? Are there any vendor requirements or restrictions and are there any hidden costs? Are the bathrooms adequate and will your wedding be the only event at the venue that day?