Just about every aspect of a wedding is optional, from whether the groom will be wearing a suit to forgoing the wedding cake and serving cupcakes instead. All of this being said, there’s one thing you can’t skip: a venue. With so many Reno wedding venues to choose from, finding the perfect place to say “I do” isn’t easy. There are so many choices to look at, whether you’re looking for a rustic barn, an elegant ballroom, a cozy cafe, a spacious country club, an elegant church, or a lush, green golf course.
If you’re not sure where to begin, allow us to give you one word of advice: romantic. Your wedding day should be the most romantic day of your life. You’re gathering all of your friends and family to celebrate the fact that you’ve found the love of your life and your journey together is about to begin. What’s more romantic than that?
Expert Advice on Finding the Perfect Venue
Finding the venue that meets your romantic expectations is easier than it may seem at first. When looking through all of the Reno wedding venues, keep this advice in mind:
Choose a Venue That Aligns With Your Vision
When speaking to Brides.com, Kait Costanti, co-owner and creative director of Bash in Bozeman, Montana says, “This might seem obvious, but seek out venues that fit the aesthetic you have in mind. If you’re planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries, well-designed restaurants, or warehouse spaces. On the flip side, a wedding incorporating more natural elements works well with outdoor venues such as parks, backyards, and ranches. Choosing a venue that fits in with (and enhances) your theme will enable your wedding to feel more connected to the space.”
Get a Good Grasp on Your Aesthetic
Theknot.com reminds you that not all venues can produce the vibe you’re looking for. If you’re hoping to have an ultra-glam wedding with lots of diamond and shiny details, then a rustic farm isn’t the way to go. A classic hotel ballroom won’t be a fit if you and your fiance want your guests to dine under the stars. Before you book a venue, define what you’re looking for to ensure the scenery aligns.
See it in Person
You’re going to want to see the venue in person before you put a deposit down. Pictures alone won’t tell you how you’ll feel when you’re in the space. Venues may look one way in photos, but entirely different in person. It may have a certain smell you don’t like. It may be located next to a gas station. You may be able to hear traffic or sirens. There’s far too many possible “unromantic” aspects of a venue that you simply won’t know without visiting it in person.
What is Romantic to You?
At this point, it’s important to point out that what is romantic to someone else may not be romantic to you, and vice versa. Not everyone needs a princess dress and roses to feel the romance. Let’s say you and your fiance went on your first date to a carnival fundraiser and kissed on the ferris wheel. For you two, a carnival theme may feel perfectly romantic because it’s where your love bloomed. A golf course may feel romantic to you, or standing under a special tree, or even being surrounded by cafe lights.
Your wedding is exactly that – yours! It’s important to ask yourselves what feels authentic to you two as a couple, and to choose a space that’s a representation of who you are together. While some wedding venues might look gorgeous with a certain theme, they may not be the perfect canvas for your special day.
For additional questions about Reno wedding venues or to get help planning your wedding, The Club at ArrowCreek is here for you. Create your dream wedding with unparalleled views! We will make sure you have an elevated experience from the moment you step down the aisle to the time you leave your reception. The Club at ArrowCreek has everything you are looking for, including romantic indoor and outdoor wedding venues.