Choosing the Right Wedding Venue for You

January 9, 2023

Newly engaged and excited to find the wedding venue of your dreams? Crossed Keys Estate knows the importance of that first, big step of choosing a venue to host your dream wedding day. So before you dive into the hunt, consider these 5 things to determine if a wedding venue is the right fit for you.

Photo: Idalia Photography



This is your vision! Do you picture a garden ceremony or ocean views? A traditional ballroom or an elegant Farmhouse? Your wedding venue is a major piece of the puzzle. From here, all details, designs, style will fall in line with your venue.

Guest Experience

What do you want your day to look like, feel like for your guests? You want to take them to a beautiful location, let them enjoy delicious bites, and give them an evening to remember.

Guest Count

Will your wedding be more intimate or a bigger crowd of loved ones? Estimate how many guests you’ll be inviting as it’ll be important information for venue capacities or minimums. It will also help you envision how the reception room will look!


Knowing your budget is crucial when looking for venues as well as vendors. This may even determine the kind or size of wedding you’ll choose to host. Be sure to review this information before touring wedding venues too!

Desired Season

Each season is certainly beautiful in its own way. We do suggest staying a bit more flexible in terms of dates. But if you have your heart set on a specific time of year, that’s okay too!


Having this information will help guide you in your wedding planning and save you time by eliminating wedding venues that won’t work for you right away. Use visual tools like Instagram, Pinterest, and Tiktok for more inspiration if you’re still having trouble envisioning your ideal day!


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