Rule #1- Understand The Logistics
With all the emotion and excitement that comes with the early stages of wedding or quince planning it is very easy for couples to see a venue, get excited and sign the contract. While it may seem ho-hum, remembering to consider the logistics of the venue can actually save you big headaches later on. Everything from how many guest you will need the venue to fit, the season and time of day you want to have your wedding or quince and any special accommodations your guests might need.
Here's a big question: should you pick the venue before having a guest list or should you get a guest count and then pick the venue? It is not easy to have a guest count two weeks into the wedding or quince planning process but if you don't have an idea of what size wedding or quince you are going to have you will not be able to pick a venue confidently. No firm count is needed to look at venues, but one of the first questions the venue will ask is how many guest you'll be hosting. Having a rough idea of your wedding or quince size -- whether it be 60, 125 or 300 guests -- will allow you to cross venues off your list without having to go look at them in person since almost every venue lists their facility size online. Searching an online venue on our website will allow you to save time and not have to call, email or track down basic information about a venue.
Couples and quinces probably have a good idea of the season they want to have the event, which can also help to shape the venue search. But don't forget: many venues might showcase images from a beautiful season like summer on their websites, so make sure you ask to see pictures from the season you intend to have your event. If the venue holds weddings or quinces in all seasons, make sure you ask questions such as, "Is there heat and air conditioning? Is there a 'backup' space if all of a sudden it starts to rain? If there is a good lighting so that our guests will be able to see as the evening goes on?"
Rule #2 - Visit The Venue At The Time Of Day Your Wedding or Quince Will Be
Saturday is still the most popular to go out and visit venues and since most events happen on a Saturday it only makes sense. But one of my most important rules is to go back for a second visit at the very time of day your wedding or quince will be held. If you visit a venue at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and you are planning to have your wedding or quince at 5 p.m. in the evening, you probably won't be getting the same view of the venue. It only seems logical to be able to see the venue at the very time of day you will be hosting your wedding or quince but it is something that, most of the time, you will need to ask for. Everything from how the light floods into the space, to if a cold draft sweeps through the hallway can help you figure out if this is the venue you want to spend your money on. Visiting the venue is also the perfect time to bring with you your wedding or quince planner or coordinator and have them take a look. Oftentimes those wedding or quince professionals have a different take of a venue and might offer some good advice.
Rule # 3 - Find Out If The Venue Is Full Service Or Not
There really are two very different types of wedding venues, full service and not full service. A full service wedding venue most of the time offers everything from table and chair rentals, to linens and catering supplies, while a non-full service venue most of the time only offers you the space and it is up to you to fill in the rest. This means you will be responsible for booking all of the vendors for the wedding or quince day. Either way, some venues have required vendors that they want you to work with, so that is something to figure out before you the book space. Working with venue-required vendors such as caters, rental companies, and event designers does not give you the option of "shopping" around and finding a quote that meets your budget.
Rule #4 - Decide On Your Wedding or Quince Style & Feel
A romantic vineyard, an urban industrial loft, an elegant barn, all of these spaces sound appealing when planning a wedding. But just like its not easy to fit a square peg into a round hole, it is not easy to plan a style-specific wedding or quince at all venues. Taking into account what style wedding or quince you want will help you choose the venues you need to visit. If a modern minimalist wedding or quince is what you have your sights set on, you might want stay clear of any country charm venues. Many people think that they don't need to decide on a wedding or quince style early on, but we think it is one of the most important decisions because you might be able to save on decorations and decor if you select a venue that suits your wedding or quince day style.
Rule # 5 - Ask, Ask & Ask Again
Making a list and asking all the questions you have about a venue is important but not as important as asking that same question to multiple people associated with the venue. Depending on who you are dealing with and what their role is at the venue you might get different answers, so make sure you ask your questions to everyone -- from the catering manager, to the business manager, to the day-of coordinator. Important questions that you might not think to ask are, "How many weddings or quinces are held here in one a day? Who will be here helping me the actual day of the wedding or quince? Do you have any construction or landscape changes coming up before my wedding or quince? Do you anticipate any changes to the venue before the wedding or quince day?" Just when you think you have asked enough questions, ask again and then of course get everything in writing!
What’s a wedding without a spacious and elegant venue to gather in with all of your family and friends? One where you have to cluster together, clean up after, and cater to your many family members and friends whom you’ve invited! Our many wedding venue vendors in the El Paso area are sure to provide you with the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding ceremony and/or reception needs.
Many of our vendors can provide you with their services to host both your wedding ceremony and wedding reception all in one venue. They can provide you with their beautiful décor and signature architecture, and can decorate their venue, tables and chairs to compliment the theme of your wedding. Our wedding venue vendors all have their own unique halls and ballrooms that appeal to many brides and grooms, and because we have a vast list of wedding venue vendors you are sure to find the perfect venue that suits your needs. Our vendors may also have other wedding services available to you contained in their packages and bundles that can vary from providing only the venue to providing the venue for your wedding, catering services and entertainment.Our list of wedding hall and ballroom vendors is spread all over El Paso making the convenience of a close location possible (and likely) which is important when considering where the ceremony will take place or where the majority of your wedding day will be spent prior to or after arriving to the hall or ballroom. Our many wedding venue vendors are hospitable and ready to serve you to provide you with everything you need to make your special day as memorable as can be.
Don’t worry as our list of wedding venue vendors doesn't end with just halls and ballrooms as we also have a selection of outdoor wedding venues for you to choose from should you want to celebrate outdoors. Our many outdoor venue vendors will be happy to provide you with a grand experience unlike any other by providing you with their outdoor venues and venue services. With our list of genuine outdoor venue vendors here in El Paso you are sure to find the perfect outdoor venue for your wedding ceremony and/or reception as each of our outdoor venue vendors have locations that present their own original sceneries and architectures and are ready to serve you hospitably, providing you with a memorable place to make unforgettable memories.
Are you a nature lover? Or someone who has always envisioned their wedding to be in an outdoor setting? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions and are fearful that you cannot fulfill your event desires here in El Paso, do not panic as Elegant Penguin Enterprises has a list of outdoor venue vendors for you to choose from! Many brides choose to have their wedding in an outside setting for various reasons such as because they’ve fallen in love with the scenery and could not imagine having their wedding anywhere else. Outdoor venues aren’t only for weddings and can be used for Quinceañeras and Sweet Sixteens. Our outdoor venue vendors have venues that are completely spectacular in beauty and intricate in design (these being some of the reasons so many consumers have chosen to have their event outdoors).
Although a majority of events that occur at El Paso’s outdoor venues are weddings and ceremonial events, our outdoor venue vendors can provide their services for formal and informal events, meetings and celebrations. Afraid or possibly irked by some of the annoying elements in nature such as bugs or the Sun City’s bright sun? No fear as our vendors for outdoor venues are prepared for your questions about how to possibly be comfortable outside. Elegant tents are a popular choice when booking an outdoor event as they are pleasing to the eye and do their job of keeping out the rays and the bugs. So if you weren’t even considering planning an outdoor event think again as our outdoor venue vendors can provide you with everything you will find at any ballroom or hall, however they can also provide you with the chance to experience your event surrounded by the beauties of nature and the breathtaking landscapes that El Paso has to offer.
There is such a great magnitude of Quinceañeras, Sweet 16’s, and other traditional events happening in the El Paso community that there is a high demand for venues to hold their celebrations. We are happy to provide you with a list of our many ballroom, party hall and venue vendors who can satisfy your event needs. The options available to you aren’t restricted to just party halls and ballrooms. We also have a selection of outdoor venues which are located within beautiful gardens and elegant golf clubs.
The ballrooms in El Paso all have unique architecture, décor and character that can appeal to you and make your event memorable. Our vendors have many packages available to you that include combinations of solely providing their ballroom or hall to providing the venue, beverages, a suite and a DJ. Many of our vendors have signature features in their ballrooms, from unique disco balls to professional lighting there will always be something to catch your attention and allow you to choose where you want to have your event. Our list of venues vendors have ballrooms that are unique in character as they range from elegant ballrooms with sculpted architecture to up-beat halls with cool and fun lighting. The halls and ballrooms in El Paso provide many opportunities to execute your theme effectively as they personalize their venue to your liking, with your personalized color schemes, centerpieces and decorations. Our vendors’ ballrooms and halls are placed all around El Paso making convenience of location a definite factor in your event.
The ballrooms in El Paso can provide their venue and services for much more than just Quinceañera or Sweet Sixteen celebrations, they can also service weddings, receptions and conferences. Our vendors will make your time at their venue hospitable as they are ready to serve you, and will make your event memorable as they will provide you with a venue to make memories.