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Choosing the Best Massachusetts Wedding and Banquet Facility

Choosing the Best Massachusetts Wedding and Banquet Facility

Wedding reception planningThere are so many elements that go into the planning of a wedding. Trying to find the best premier wedding venue in the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts area can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are many MA wedding and banquet facility locations to choose from, but they are definitely not all created equal. However, there are some telltale signs that you have found the best place for your Swansea wedding reception. Knowing what you what and what to look for can really help to narrow down your choices to a much more manageable list.

Can It Handle Your Guest List?
Depending on the number of guests that you will have at your wedding reception in Swansea, MA, you may need a venue that will allow you to have less than 100 guests or a venue that will allow you to have more than 500 on your list. Making sure that the venue can accommodate a smaller or larger party is important. You don’t want to get your heart set on something only to find out later that you don’t meet the minimum requirements or that you have exceeded the maximum allowed number of guests. Even if you don’t have your entire guest list nailed down to an exact number as of yet, you should at least have a ballpark figure before going out to look at premier wedding venue locations.

Is It in Your Price Range?
Another stickler will be the amount of money that you have in your budget to rent a MA wedding and banquet facility. Make sure you know how much you have budgeted for this area before you start shopping around for your Swansea wedding reception. Remember that reception locations often charge “per head”, meaning for each guest that will attend the event. This should cover everything for each guest, including any catering, parking, wait staff, cake cutting fees, champagne toasts or other extras that you include in your package. If there are any additional fees, they should be outlined separately in the estimate that you are given by the venue.

Can You Do a Ceremony and a Reception?
One way to reduce costs when planning a wedding is to host both the ceremony and the wedding reception in Swansea, MA at the same location. Even if you are still considering a church ceremony, make sure to ask whether or not doing both events at the same premier wedding venue is an option. When you think about the costs for a ceremony location, transportation between both locations and the Swansea wedding reception location can really add up. Compare the cost between consolidating and keeping separate venues to see if it makes a big difference.

Does It Match Your Theme?
It’s kind of hard to have an elegant wedding at a barn, but it has been done. It’s also kind of difficult to have a western theme wedding reception at a five-star premier wedding venue, but it has been done as well. Make sure to take a tour of the MA wedding and banquet facility to see if the basic decor of the venue will work with your wedding colors and theme ideas. The last thing you want to do is rent a space only to find out that the wall colors clash with your wedding colors or that the venue is far too fancy for your shabby chic or country theme centerpieces and decorations.

What About the Menu?
The whole point of choosing to host your Swansea wedding reception at a banquet facility or at a restaurant is because of the food. If the food didn’t matter or if you wanted to cater it yourself, you could have your wedding reception in Swansea, MA in a backyard, rotary club hall or church gymnasium. So when you choose a MA wedding and banquet facility like Venus de Milo for your special day, make sure to come in for a food tasting and meet with the on-site event coordinator to help choose your menu. The Venus is a world-renowned restaurant with a solid reputation for making some of the best regional food available in New England. Why not take advantage of it?

Secure the Venus for Your Wedding
If you are looking for a premier wedding venue in the South Coast area, take a look at Venus de Milo for a beautiful wedding reception in Swansea, MA. Our beautifully appointed MA wedding and banquet facility can accommodate a wide range of guests and we also have three distinctly different wedding reception packages available for you to choose from to customize your event. Give us a call at 508-678-3901 to set an appointment with our on-site coordinator or to find out about availability.

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