Find the Wedding Venue of your Dreams Hassle-Free!
A wedding is a truly special thing, and you want the perfect venue to serve as the frame and backdrop to your big day. With a dazzling array of potential wedding venues on the market today, picking the perfect place can feel like a nightmare- but it’s time to turn those bad vibes upside down and banish the stress forever! With the dazzling beauty of our vineyards, and the classic-modern vibes of the winery itself, Louisvale Wines is a popular wedding destination for happy couples from all walks of life. Over the years of helping couples just like you say “I do” in style, we’ve assembled a wealth of knowledge- and today we have the tips you need to make picking your dream wedding venue as easy as your love for each other.
The Vibe Check
Every couple is different, and it’s important to resist the urge to ‘fit in’ just because. You want a venue that speaks to you, not everyone else with an opinion to offer. Louisvale Wines offers rolling hills, spectacular vineyards, and some of the best views in the Cape for our couples- but if you’re secretly dreaming of a beach wedding, it still won’t be right for you! So narrow down your list to venues that speak to your heart, not what’s trendy or what someone else thinks.
Think about the overall style and theme of your wedding. Do you want a formal or informal wedding? An indoor or outdoor wedding? A rustic or modern wedding? Make sure the venue you choose matches your desired style and theme
Next, it’s time to crunch some numbers. The size of your guest list will have a big impact on the venues you can consider. Make sure you choose a venue that can comfortably accommodate all of your guests, and which the people you most want to celebrate with can easily access. While destination weddings are more popular than ever, remember that not everyone has the budget to join you in an exotic locale no matter how much they love you. Likewise, senior guests may need different accommodations than a wedding bustling with little ones. You also need to consider aspects like your budget, and if guests are travelling, things like accommodations and facilities in the local area.
With those two considerations out the way, you probably have a nice shortlist already. Now it’s time to get down to brass tacks. Make sure you ask about the venue’s amenities, such as catering, bar service, and rental equipment. Some venues may provide these services in-house, while others may require you to bring in your own vendors. There’s no ‘right answer’ here, except the one that works best with your vision and plan. Do you want an outdoor or indoor service? Do you need a backup plan on-site for bad weather? Are your preferred dates available? Do you want exclusivity, or are you fine if there’s another event booked at the venue that day? Good venues know these little details can make-or-break your experience, so the way they handle your requests will help you get comfortable with them and the upcoming experience, too.
Now you know what you’d be working with at the venues that appeal to you most, it’s time to do one last check. No one wants a bad experience on their wedding day, or added stress on the lead-in to it. If at all possible, visit venues in person before making a decision. This will give you a better idea of what the venue looks like and whether it will work for your wedding. If not, spend a lot of time with pictures, blogs, and other people’s experiences to make sure it’s right for your ceremony. Read online reviews of the venue and ask the venue for references from past clients. This will give you a better idea of what it’s like to work with the venue and whether other couples have been happy with their experience. Remember, great venues know that this is one of the most stressful (and expensive) parts of planning a wedding, so they should be more than happy to chat with you about concerns or specifics.
And there you have it! With these tips to choose the right wedding venue from Louisvale Wines under your belt, we hope you’ll have a far smoother wedding venue planning experience. If you’re looking for wine, sun, and spectacular views, all on an authentic working wine farm, we’re always thrilled to host happy couples and help them celebrate their day. With top-end facilities, exquisite food, and our celebrated Cape Chardonnay and MCC Brut to help you toast, we’re proud to be known as one of the best wedding venues in the Cape. If you have any questions about our wedding packages, feel free to reach out to us today- we are always here to help!