Finding Wedding Reception Venues

Searching through wedding reception venues can be hard to do since it is one of the most important decisions you will make while planning your wedding.

You need to make sure that the facility will be big enough to hold all of your guests, so you need to come up with a preliminary guest list before you make this decision.

Take a look at the different options that you have when you're trying to find a location to have your wedding reception.


Many churches and schools have halls that are available for rent. You might even find a fraternal organization or social group that has hall rentals. Halls tend to be cheaper to rent and might also allow you to bring in your own food if you don't want to pay for a caterer and want to put together most of the reception yourself.

Banquet Facility

A banquet facility specializes in catered events. They are usually more expensive than halls but tend to be more nicely put together. Banquet facilities do not normally allow outside food so you need to find out if you like the food that they offer before you book the space. They might even have a list of vendors that they normally work with to make your planning a little easier.


Most hotels offer banquet rooms and catering. They may provide linens and even a cake just like a banquet facility. The event space may not be as nice as one found at a banquet facility depending on the type of hotel that you choose. The one advantage to having your reception at a hotel is that you can likely book rooms for yourself and your guest at a discounted rate.

Outdoor location

Outdoor locations can make for really beautiful wedding reception venues. You could choose a place near a garden, beach, waterfall, or another beautifully landscaped area. If you have a big enough property, you could even have your reception in your backyard. One disadvantage to this option is that you can't control the weather. Even if you have a tent, the reception could turn out horribly if there is a really bad storm.


There have been a recent surge in the amount of wedding receptions at loft locations. Using a loft for your reception gives you the freedom to really create your own unique look and feel. You can be almost certain that your reception will be one of a kind. Using this type of space will require more planning and dedication since almost nothing is provided but the space so you may need to acquire

  • the services of an event designer to create the perfect look for your reception
  • a catering company to provide all of the food, china and linens you'll need
  • a rental company to provide tables, chairs, lighting and other decor elements
  • all of the normal services you would generally hire for a reception at any other venue. Services like a DJ or band and a florist to make your centerpieces.

While you are looking for wedding reception venues you should think about the amenities that you most care about having at your selected location. Think about whether you would like a place with

  • Indoor and/or outdoor space

  • Ceremony room

  • Bridal suite

  • Separate room for the cocktail hour

  • Full service or self catering

  • Extra services like cakes or a DJ

  • Projector and screen for slide shows

  • Valet or self parking

These are just a few things to think about. To start you should take a look at the following wedding reception halls that have been added by businesses.

Wedding Reception Facilities

Click below to learn about some different reception locations.

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