As brides and grooms-to-be look at their options for wedding ceremony and reception venues, they quickly notice one thing: it’s not always easy to plan a day that is just how you want it, while making it enjoyable for all your guests too. Wedding planning is a time-intensive task, and couples are always looking for ways to make sure the day goes smoothly without unnecessary costs, decisions, and headaches. A practical and fun idea for couples is to plan a wedding at a single venue for both the ceremony and the reception.
Simplify the Planning
If you are planning a wedding, consider one where the ceremony and reception both take place at one venue. This is beneficial for so many reasons. The first, and arguably the most important, reason is it simplifies your life. If you have your entire wedding ceremony, pictures, and reception at one location, you only have to work with one venue; one coordinator who will ensure everything is as you want it; one location for decorations, drinks, and food. You will be able to take care of any last minute adjustments for the ceremony or the reception before your guests arrive because you will be right there on-site. There are so many things to think about when planning a wedding, and anything that can make it simpler will give you more time and energy to focus on what the day is really about.
Save Money with One Site
Not only will the planning be simplified and save you time, but a single-venue wedding will save you money as well. Having a single location means you won’t have to pay for a limo or wedding car to transport you from site to site. You won’t have to worry about travel fees for the photographer and other professionals you have hired. You won’t have the cost of decorating dual locations, and most importantly, you won’t have the cost of rental for two sites.
One Venue is a Win for Guests Too
All this is great for you as the couple, but what about your guests? How will having your wedding ceremony and reception at the same site affect them? Most people who attend weddings dislike that in-between time anyway; the time when they have to find something to do while the bridal party takes pictures and takes their time getting to the reception. This is usually dead time for anyone who is not directly connected to the wedding party, and one location is a perfect answer to the bored guest dilemma.
Having your day at one site means your guests will be better taken care of. They won’t have to leave and find something to do and they
won’t feel excluded from the bride and groom. Instead of leaving your guests alone, a single site will give you more opportunity to mingle with guests. Furthermore, guests won’t have to figure out their own transportation or directions from ceremony to reception – all the activity for the day will be conveniently right there for them. This means your guests won’t be tempted to leave and find something else to do with their evening, and your Aunt Millie won’t get lost on the way to your wedding dinner.
An Outdoor Wedding Can be Customized
Some people like to break up the day between ceremony and reception, and that can be done at a single location as well. This is especially true if you plan an outdoor wedding, because the wedding itself can be at a gazebo, in the gardens, or on the front lawn, and after that guests are invited inside for dinner and dancing. With the right planning, you can make the most of your wedding venue, to give you and your guests a change of scenery but still experience the benefits of a single location.
Lucy’s Garden offers a venue that can accommodate all of your wedding needs. Make a plan that allows you to make use of our manicured lawn, rustic barn, and beautiful gardens for your special day. Contact us today to learn more about our single venue options.