DIY or All inclusive - which venue is right for you?

May 11, 2017

Janet Collens

Nothing stands out in memory like a well executed, organized event. Whether it’s a wedding or other celebration, a well managed event can make all the difference between a happy memory and an anxious flashback that is best left ignored. With every great event comes great responsibility, and one of the biggest duties when organizing the event is selecting the venue. Now you may never hear people commenting on desserts or things like table arrangements, but if there is one thing that everyone will recall, it is the venue. When your special day rolls around, it is only natural to want the very best, so read on to learn more about how you can select the perfect option.

Weighing the Options:

Hall Rental:
A simple hall rental is just that: a hall that you can rent for a certain duration to accommodate your guests for an event. With a hall rental, you have the flexibility of choosing options from third party vendors. The best part is that you have the ability to make an impact by having a non-traditional event, finding the best price, and customizing everything to your heart’s will. While this means that you have more options, it can also mean that organizing everything and getting everyone to work together will be a bit of a struggle. Another important point to keep in mind is that some venues restrict services to a list of pre approved vendors, which may blow your budget out of the water and you may end up with an event theme that you don’t even enjoy that much.

An All in One Venue:
As its name suggests, an all in one or one does it all venue offers a complete package for everything you need: menu, decorations, invitations, table settings; you name it, they have it. The biggest advantage here is that you have a clear idea of the budget you are going to need and you don’t need to spend a penny more on anything. What’s more, you can be comfortable with the knowledge that the persons working for your event are already familiar with the venue and better organized as a team. This can prevent any nasty last minute surprises. However, a word of warning: many one does it all packages are made for a set amount of people, and any additional guests may end up being charged extra.

Being nervous as the big day draws closer is perfectly normal, but there is no need to let that have an impact on your decision making. Remember the first and foremost thing is that this is your big day, and you are solely responsible for choosing the venue that you like. If you have access to a group of supportive friends and an amazing wedding planner, you can always rent a hall and have your friends and family members take care of the rest. On the other hand, if you like to have things more organized and don’t want to leave anything to chance, the decision is clear: it’s the one does it all venue for you.