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Touring the Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue

The wedding venue is the most important decision you will make about your wedding day, and should be the first step you take towards planning. Everything from the location to the atmosphere will create the foundation for your magical moments. We are sharing a few tips for planning your wedding venue.

The First Step to Planning

The wedding venue is the very first detail to plan. Touring a venue is the first and most important step to choosing a venue. Touring your venue in person provides an immersive experience that allows the opportunity to truly envision your special day in the space. If you are planning a destination wedding or travel is not possible, a video tour can create a virtual experience of the ceremony space, reception ballroom and VIP suite. Your tour is an opportunity to meet wedding designers and planners, view mock table settings and samples of décor, gain inspiration, and begin the planning process.

The Location of Your Wedding Venue

Touring the location of the wedding venue is another important step in the wedding planning process. The location should be significant and meaningful to you and your partner. You should consider the distance to an airport, surrounding hotels, accessibility and parking when thinking about your guests.

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The Design of the Wedding Venue

The design of the wedding venue will create the overall tone of your wedding day. Your theme and personality should be conveyed by the design. Book a venue with professional designers, furnishings and décor. A design package is included with an all-inclusive venue. All-inclusive venues with a professional wedding designer can help you bring your vision to life. Avoid renting an empty space. If you book an empty venue, you will need to rent furnishings and designs, and reinvent the entire space. A blank canvas requires extensive labor and expensive rentals. The everything included concept of an all-inclusive venue makes the fairy tale affordable.

A Wedding Designer

Wedding designers employ a developed artistic skill to create your theme and color scheme with wedding designs. Think of an interior designer and how they might enter your space and reimagine it. They meet with couples during wedding planning and sketch out a vision for the interior space of the wedding venue. They create model demonstrations or mock table settings to provide an example of ideas. Designers use lights, colors and various textures to create desired effects. Choosing an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team eliminates the to need to hire expensive designers, rent tables, chairs and décor. The concept delivers the venue, furnishings, décor, draperies, lighting, chinaware, staff and services in an affordable package.

Create a List

You should create a list of things you want and need your wedding venue to have. The one-stop wedding includes the ceremony and the reception space, which has a few really nice benefits to think about. It definitely avoids the transportation issues and gap between the ceremony and the reception. Determine the maximum capacity and possible layout for your ceremony and reception. Make sure there is a bridal and groom suite onsite. Find out how many hours the venue will be available during the event, and before. If you need extra time, you should know whether booking extra hours is a possibility. Create a list of what is important to you, and make sure the wedding venue can deliver.

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Crystal Ballroom Clearwater

Crystal Ballroom Clearwater is an all-inclusive wedding venue that bundles the venue, furnishings, services and décor into an affordable package. Step inside of the design studio and choose your linens, chinaware, floral arrangements and elegant décor from exclusive Crystal Ballroom designs. Design your venue with the assistance of the floral design team and professional wedding designers. Bring imagination and plan your magical moments in a wedding venue designed just for you.


Discover the Crystal Ballroom experience. Imagine your unique moments during a guided tour behind the scenes, and receive a consultation with our planning professionals. 

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