You’re about to tie the knot! Congratulations! This is such a wonderful moment in a person’s life; a time of joy, celebration, and anticipation. However, there is a lot of preparation to be done before you walk down the aisle and say your “I Do’s.” Putting together the most perfect wedding day is no easy task, and the first step is to choose a wedding venue. Some people prefer to use their own backyard, while others prefer the luxury of a ballroom with a view of the city. Whatever your vibe is, this article will help you get there a little faster.

How To Select Your Wedding Venue

Before you choose your nuptial threads, flowers, a DJ, or a tasting cake, you must first choose a location for the wedding. Once you know the size and atmosphere of your wedding venue, it’ll be much easier to choose the rest of the details.

Consider The Size Of Your Guest List

A couple at a kitchen table writing a list on a notepadChoosing where to put a limit on your guest list is one of the most important decisions you’ll make while organizing a wedding. Some couples like the small-scale micro wedding trend, while others prefer to celebrate with their extended families, friends, coworkers, and others. Whatever you and your future spouse decide, you must consider capacity when choosing a wedding site. Many businesses will have this information on their website or can readily supply it over the phone.

Rain? On Your Wedding Day? It’s Not That Ironic

The big day has finally arrived! It’s time for your wedding. Your wedding party is dressed to the nines, the florist has gone above and beyond, you and your soon-to-be spouse are as in love as can be, and then it starts to rain cats and dogs. If you prepared ahead, your wedding will most likely be held indoors or at a venue offering an alternate indoor area for you and your guests. It’s critical to consider the weather for your ceremony if you want everything to run smoothly.

Your Budget

Your budget is a critical consideration when choosing a wedding venue. The bride’s family would traditionally pay for much of the wedding, including the location. Many modern couples, on the other hand, want to pay for their own expenses. The venue, whether paid for traditionally or not, accounts for a significant portion of the budget. A wedding location typically accounts for about 40% of a couple’s overall spending, however, this can and does vary from couple to couple. Calling around to several venues for pricing quotes will make deciding on a final venue a lot easier because you’ll know which ones fit into your budget and which ones don’t.


It’s no secret that after 2020, there was something of a “engagement boom,” and you and your future spouse may be part of it. As exciting as this is, it also means that wedding venue availability is much more limited and difficult to come by. Many couples are opting for a longer engagement rather than the usual one year timeframe. This is due, in many circumstances, to the reality that venues now book out years in advance, and a couple’s first, second, or even fifth choice locations may not be available for a long time. Another reason why booking your venue should be at the top of your priority list is to avoid this disappointment.

Wedding bouquet in hands of bride and groom in wedding day


Finally, consider what the accommodations for you and your guests will be at a certain venue. Would you be allowed to stay on-site, or will you have to choose a nearby hotel? Will a hotel be able to accommodate all of the out-of-town visitors you expect to attend if you need one? Will they offer you and your guests a pro-rated package price? How far is it from your event location? When choosing a venue, all of these considerations must be taken into account.

Ready To Pick The Wedding Venue Of Your Dreams?

Staurolite Barn is excellent for any style, size, or type of wedding, with a stunning rustic barn, the gorgeous rolling hills of Georgia, lodgings for the bride and groom, and so much more. We are not simply a fantastic rustic site, but we are also ideal for more formal gatherings. as well as black-tie affairs. Staurolite is an ideal location for a wedding. Contact us today for a quote to begin the first step to your happily ever after.


Staurolite Barn’s indoor and outdoor venue is open during all seasons of the year for you to schedule your event. Curious about what else we can offer in our event space? Have any questions about our space or venue? Contact us today to get all of your questions answered!