It’s official—you’re engaged! Chances are you’ve already got the ‘vision’ part down, and now it is time for the real wedding planning to begin. The challenge lies ahead is making that vision a reality. It honestly all starts with where you have it, but finding the perfect venue is easier said than done. If you’re looking at wedding venues in Kansas City – or in any city for that matter – keep these four things in mind during your search.
Finding the Perfect Kansas City Wedding Venue
One tip, not included on the list below, is to start your search early, tons of weddings happen every weekend in this town so set your date and book quickly.
1. Plan for the Elements
When planning a wedding, one of the first things you need to decide is if you want it to be indoors or outdoors. Weather is an important factor to consider, especially if your heart is set on an outdoor wedding in a place where the weather changes every 30 minutes.
When shopping around, consider the time of year and what elemental factors might come into play. This doesn’t just pertain to rainy days. If you’re planning to tie the knot during some of the warmer months, outdoor wedding venues with indoor event spaces can be crucial for your guests’ comfort.
2. Make Sure Guests Have Plenty of Room
Figure out a ballpark number for your guest list before you start shopping around, then look for venues that can accommodate that number.
Ultimately, you want to make sure you’re not stressed out over getting close to capacity. If you know you’re going to have a larger number of guests, avoid choosing a venue that will put them at or below capacity, but still ‘feel’ crowded. Find out how many people the space can hold comfortably. You don’t want everyone bumping into each other at your wedding reception unless they are dancing like crazy of course.
3. Envision Your Decor
When you’re looking through your favorite wedding pins and posts, what aesthetics do they have in common? If you’re aiming for a rustic or vintage feel, a modern indoor venue might clash with your decor.
Look for spaces that are designed to will pair well with your overall vision. If you can find a place that accommodates your style without a lot of work on your part, that’s a great sign.
4. Have a Mental Photoshoot
You only get to live this day once (unfortunately). But you’ll be reliving it through the photographs for years, so ask yourself what you want them to look like. While looking at different venues in KC, ask yourself these questions.
- Does the scenery accommodate your picture-perfect vision?
- What is the lighting like in areas where you would likely be taking photos?
- If you’re planning on hiring a videographer, will the space accommodate that?
When in doubt, always ask the venue. Have them show you some examples of previous client photos. Click here to view our photo gallery.
5. Ask Around
On the hunt for the perfect place to host your big day in the Heart of the Heartland, never be afraid to ask for help. Ask others for suggestions and experiences, and check out social media accounts for your favorite locations as well.
Above all, always have a plan. As soon as you’ve narrowed down your attendees, determine what you need from your wedding venue — and start planning!
Of course, if you’re considering The Bowery, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We would be honored to help you navigate this journey.