New Blog: What to Consider When Picking a Philadelphia Wedding Venue

What to Consider When Picking a Philadelphia Wedding Venue – BVTLive!

Advice From Pros and Brides, Tips

Selecting a Philadelphia wedding venue is a significant decision that shapes the atmosphere of the event, from the aesthetic of the venue to the space itself. Picking the perfect venue for your Philadelphia wedding involves contemplating various elements to ensure it meets your expectations and needs. Let’s explore some things to consider when visiting Philadelphia wedding venues below!

 Aesthetic of Wedding Venue:

Considering the theme and aesthetic you desire for your wedding is essential, as it will guide your choice of décor and overall atmosphere. Visualizing how these elements will blend together can help you select a venue that aligns perfectly with your vision for the big day. If your vibe is more floral and earthy then a barn or garden venue may better suit your needs. If your vibe is more modern and elegant then a ballroom may be better for your wedding. Consider the venues existing style and layout to determine if it complements your vision for your wedding.

Wedding Venue Budget:

Budget is a significant factor when it comes to making decisions for your wedding. You need to think about your overall budget for the wedding as the venue is typically the most expensive aspect of a wedding with the entertainment typically being the second most expensive. Prices for wedding venues can vary significantly, so it is important to consider your budget and explore options that align with your financial plan.

Wedding Venue

Location of Wedding Venue:

When deciding where to get married you need to consider whether you want a destination wedding or if you want to get married at a nearby venue. Do you want to get married in the city of Philadelphia itself or in one of the surrounding suburbs? If you are not having the ceremony at the venue, then you may want to make sure it is not too far from where your ceremony is being held. It is also important to make sure there are hotels nearby for any out-of-town guests.

Weather Related Venue Concerns:

Weather is a crucial factor to take into consideration when picking your wedding venue. If you are picking a venue that is outdoors, then you need to consider what the weather is typically like that time of year. If your venue is outside, you also need to consider how that can affect your live Philadelphia wedding band or DJ.  You need to find out if your outdoor venue has a backup plan for inclement weather in order for you to plan accordingly and be prepared for whatever may happen.

Rainy wedding day

Vendor Restrictions for Wedding Venues:

Sometimes venues will have vendor restrictions. This means that some venues may have limitations on what vendors you can book for your wedding at their venue. For example, some venues have their own catering and do not allow outside caterers as well as decorators, etc.  It is important to figure this out when viewing your venue as it could play a factor in your final decision.

Wedding Venue Space:

Space is a vital factor when it comes to selecting a venue. There are so many different things you need to take into consideration space-wise. Is there enough space to accommodate all your guests? Is there enough space for a live Philadelphia wedding band or DJ along with all the sound and lighting instruments that come along with it? Is there a big enough dance floor for your guests to enjoy themselves? These are all important questions to keep in the back of your mind when viewing venues.

Spacious Philadelphia Wedding Venue

#WeddingProTip: Always have a backup venue in mind.

When visiting different Philadelphia venues make sure to ask questions and try to envision yourself having your wedding there. Remember to consider not only the aesthetics but the practical aspects as it will help to ensure a smooth and memorable day for you and your guests. Make sure to take your time when looking, there is a perfect Philadelphia wedding venue out there for everyone.

Jellyroll at Crystal Tea Room

Book Your Philadelphia Wedding Band with BVTLive!

Check out our live band showcase and our social media to see exactly why you should hire a live band or DJ for your wedding!  BVTLive! is Philadelphia’s top live entertainment company, providing live bands and DJs throughout the Tri-State area. Click the button below to speak with an entertainment specialist today!

Blog Contributed by: Hailey Sturgis

Guided by his experience as the bandleader of Philadelphia’s top band, Jellyroll, and President of BVTLive!, Kurt Titchenell has kept dance floors packed and created unforgettable memories for thousands of events nationwide! Widely acclaimed as an entertainment expert, Kurt and BVTLive! have earned the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Most notably were two Jellyroll performances at The White House. Kurt's dedication to the success of every event is evident through his passion for creating the ultimate party experience. As President of BVTLive!, Kurt is committed to making your event a success.