These days, weddings in America have become big business. The wedding industry extends from the engagement ring to the bride’s dress to the limousine service after the celebration has ended. But of course, that barely scratches the surface of what a modern wedding entails. The bride and the groom want this special day to be just that–special. But often, couples today want more than a special day. They want a day, unlike any other couple. They want a wedding day that is uniquely their own.
Every year in America there is an average of 2.4 million weddings performed in a variety of different ways, and after virtually every one of these ceremonies there is a reception. Banquet hall rentals are the route most weddings take when deciding on a place for the reception. Many of these locations are corporate event venues that can be rented out for receptions as well as for corporate functions. They are often large rooms that can accommodate large numbers of guests who will likely be eating, drinking and dancing for several hours in celebration.
The average couple, as of 2014, invites 136 people to their wedding. Finding a location to have the reception is part of the planning that takes time and careful study. If the wedding ceremony itself is to take place at a church, as most do, the location of the hall for the reception shouldn’t be too far away for the guests to travel. If it is too far, guests may decide not to stick around and the money that has been spent to feed them and to entertain them will go to waste.
Corporate event venues that function as wedding reception halls may or may not include a kitchen. If your wedding involves a meal for your guests, having a kitchen with a staff already in place can go a long way toward making the reception go smoothly. But an onsite kitchen doesn’t always guarantee a smooth reception. Sometimes the best way to go is to find a caterer you trust and whose work you know to bring everything needed to the location.
Corporate event venues are not the only way to go when it comes to weddings. It is becoming more and more common to plan for an outdoor wedding and reception on the same site. Roughly 35% of weddings are outdoor affairs these days. If you are going to be in a part of the country where the weather can be relatively reliable, this might be the option for you.
Weddings are one of the most significant customs we share in our country. No matter what religion, creed or belief system, weddings bring two that were once separate together as one. Finding a location in which to carry out the ceremony and celebration is as unique to each bride and groom as the vows they exchange with one another. There’s nothing wrong with taking the time to find the place that’s right for you.