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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
Use these wedding venue tips to help you make your big decision on where to hold your wedding reception
The number of people you want at your reception may well dictate your choice of venue ‐‐ or vice versa! It is usual for everyone who has been invited to the wedding ceremony to be asked to the reception.
If only a small number of guests can attend the ceremony due to lack of space, or you want a very private ceremony, then additional guests can be invited to the reception afterwards. For 100 guests or more, consider rooms designed specifically for holding receptions, as they will have all the facilities you need.
Most reception venues will quote you a cost per head for food and drink, plus a hire charge for the venue (or hire of a marquee) plus the cost of any entertainment, a toastmaster, cake stand etc. In your initial consultation with a venue, get a full list of all the possible costs and charges. Decide roughly what your budget is and your ideal head count and then the venue price range will become clear.
Once you’ve got a particular venue in mind, there are some important questions to ask to make sure that it really is suitable for the sort of reception you want:
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