You're engaged. Congratulations!
Now it is time to choose the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and reception.
Before you schedule an appointment, it is best to have an idea about how many guests you will be expecting at your celebration. Many venues, including
Independence Harbor, require minimum purchases, which are largely based on your guest count.
Set a tentative budget. You want to be sure that the venues you are considering are going to fit within your budget.
View the venue's website or request a menu package be sent to you. Carefully look for information such as guaranteed guest minimums, event hours, and pricing details...What is included in the price? Are there additional fees beyond the package menu price?
Are you flexible on the time of day, day of the week, or the month for your wedding? Independence Harbor offers significant price and minimum reductions for April and November, the months just before and just after "Prime Season". Getting married on a Thursday night during "Prime Season" is considerably less costly than a Prime Saturday Night Wedding. And, getting married in the winter months (December through March), is the most budget friendly time to tie the knot!
Are you flexible on your date? Most couples reserve wedding dates within one year of their engagement. At "IH", we reserve dates up to two years in advance,
so...if you are considering only one special date and you are not flexible with that date, you are best to make your reservation sooner than wait.
Make an appointment for a tour of the venue. Consider a day other than a weekend for your tour, as venues are typically busy with weddings and other events on weekends...and may not be able to allow you access to their entire facilities. If you can plan some time in your schedule to view venues during the week, you will be less rushed and have the full attention of the wedding professional you meet with. Prepare a list of questions in advance of your tour...so you are certain to gain all the information you need to make an informed and well thought out decision.
Visit our website at www.ihweddings.com for detailed information on "I.H.".
And remember to Enjoy the Planning!