It’s no secret, planning a wedding can be a lot of work! After all, every detail should be just as perfect as you’ve always imagined it to be. Once you’ve set the date, there’s one more crucial step you need to take before the planning can really get into full swing: choosing your wedding venue, of course! Choosing the right wedding venue will ultimately set the tone for your entire celebration. With this in mind, there are several things you need to consider before signing a contract with a venue.
Imagine you are Goldilocks trying to select the best wedding venue that suits your unique tastes – the one that’s just right for you is out there, somewhere! However, most of us would choose to avoid being overwhelmed with a seemingly endless buffet of wedding venue options (or porridge) if possible, so creating a list of must-haves will be imperative to your search. First, you’ll need to answer one important question: What does the perfect wedding venue look like to you?
If you are looking for the perfect Conroe wedding venue, then look no further – Madera Estates has everything you need and more to make all your wedding dreams come true! Whether you’re enchanted by the endless photo-op possibilities of our gorgeous grounds, longing to wine and dine in our luxurious Hacienda ballroom, or dreaming of a magical moment under the stars in front of the Grand Fireplace, we have it all. Didn’t think the perfect Conroe wedding venue existed? Madera Estates has years of experience making picture-perfect wedding day dreams come true!
As individuals with varying preferences and styles, there will always be different definitions of “perfect” but there are a few common things everyone should consider when looking for wedding venues. Not sure what should be on your must-have list? Read on to learn more about what to look for in the perfect wedding venue!
1). Ideal Ceremony and Reception Space
Having a ceremony and reception in separate places may not be an ideal situation for most weddings. There may be confusion, important items could get misplaced in transport, and so many other things could potentially go wrong. So why not avoid the hassle of relocating and consider a wedding venue that has both ceremony and reception spaces available.
Two other important factors to consider when looking at ceremony and reception spaces are size and privacy. Will these areas comfortably accommodate the size and scale of your event and is the space more private or secluded? Finding the answers to these questions is as easy as making a phone call, consulting pictures of the venue online, or visiting the venue to view in person the options they have available.
At Madera Estates, we have several options for your ceremony and reception! Host your ceremony outside near our Grand Fireplace or in the wooded grounds of our property. You can even say your “I do’s” inside our temperature-controlled Hacienda ballroom. For your reception, dance under the stars on the patio or stay indoors under the chandeliers of our Hacienda ballroom! Click here to view photos of real weddings at our venue.
2). Plan B For Inclement Weather
For better or worse, humans have not yet figured out how to control the weather. This means that wedding day weather is completely at the mercy of good ol’ Mother Nature. Even when you believe you’ve picked the perfect day for your wedding, sometimes Mother Nature has other plans.
If you’re getting married outside, having a Plan B for inclement weather is your best bet to avoid having your wedding ruined by rain, snow, wind, or whatever surprise nature may have in store for you. Ask prospective wedding venues about what options would be available to you in the case of inclement weather. It’s a good idea to choose a wedding venue that has inclement weather options you understand, are comfortable with, and are on-site.
3). On-Site Getting Ready Suites
Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most! Having the option to get ready for your wedding at the venue can make a big difference in curbing some of that wedding day anxiety. You’re already at the venue, so there’s no need to feel rushed about making it there on time. Plus, with the extra time you aren’t spending on traveling to the venue, you can even set aside a few moments to check-in on the set-up of your ceremony and reception space!
The availability of on-site suites may not be at the top of your wedding venue must-haves list but consider how convenient it would be and how much time you could save. Getting ready for the wedding is just as important as the event itself and every minute counts! At Madera Estates, we have two suites for you and your wedding party to get ready for a fun-filled day ahead!
4). Backdrop Scenery For Your Photos
During your wedding, you should have plenty of opportunities to make beautiful, lasting memories. This not only includes the little moments you will always cherish but pictures as well. You want to make sure that the venue you choose has several good options for photo-ops. Not-so-obvious things you may not think about like lighting, décor, the season, and other details can also impact your photo-op possibilities.
There’s no worse feeling than hiring a professional photographer and ending up with pictures you aren’t satisfied with. Do yourself a favor and pick a venue with charming background aesthetic and a variety of scenic options! You’ll thank yourself later when you’re able to look back at those stunning photos of your special day and relive those moments all over again.
5). Friendly & Helpful Staff
Although it may seem like a minor detail, the presence of a friendly venue staff can make or break your wedding experience! We all know that while weddings themselves are wonderful events full of love and celebration, the process itself can get very stressful very fast. You’ll most likely have specific friends and family members you can rely on if things should not go as planned, but it doesn’t hurt to have some additional support on your side.
If you require assistance or need something from the venue on your wedding day, having that issue resolved in a friendly and efficient manner would allow you to relax a little knowing that you are in good hands! Make sure you are confident in the venue’s staff. Of course, they should be professional and skilled at what they do but a little friendliness can also go a long way, especially on your wedding day.
6). On-Site Kitchen & Bar Area
“Be prepared” is not only the Boy Scout motto but also a good piece of advice to follow when looking at wedding venues. Choosing a venue that has a kitchen on-site is one way you can plan ahead and be prepared for anything. Regardless of how you choose to cater your wedding, having a kitchen available could prevent any potential food faux pas. Let’s face it, no one wants to eat cold food for dinner!
In terms of cocktails, having a venue that can supply all the alcohol will save you the headache of having to guess how much booze you’ll need. You don’t want to run out before the night is over, do you?!
Your Perfect Conroe Wedding Venue Awaits At Madera Estates
Now that you know what to look for in the perfect wedding venue, you’re on your way to creating a special day you and your partner will never forget. Do you believe in love at first sight? You will after booking a tour with us and seeing all we have to offer! Madera Estates is a luxury Conroe wedding venue with a little something to suit any style or taste. Our visually stunning grounds will transport you to a Spanish and European-inspired wedding wonderland. Sip complimentary champagne on your private tour as you fall in love with our elegant Champagne Suite, our classy Whiskey Lounge, the Grand Fireplace, and our gorgeous Hacienda ballroom.