5 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Has the love of your life finally proposed? Are you in the process of finding the perfect wedding venue to start your happily ever after? There are many factors to need to consider when choosing a venue, and The Historic is here to run you through some of the main ones. Every venue is different, and some are more accommodating than others. Not to mention, budget and location are also important factors. Let’s take a look at 5 factors to keep in mind.

Budget and Cost of Wedding Venue

One of the first things to consider is your budget. The venue will be one of the most expensive parts of the wedding planning process, but also one of the most important. This will be the place where you will celebrate your happily ever after. It’s the place that will host your wedding and one of the things guests will remember the most. But ultimately, what matters most is that the venue fits within your budget and offers different payment options.

Maximum Capacity

How many guests are you inviting? Do you want to have a small, intimate wedding or a large extravagant reception? These answers will determine the size of the venue you need. Having a place that is too big when your guest list is small will make the space feel empty. But you can also have the opposite problem. If you choose a smaller venue and you end up inviting a large number of guests, the space will be too crowded to fully enjoy. That’s why it’s important to have a good estimate of your guest list when deciding on a venue.


Are you settled on a specific wedding date? Are you more flexible? Wedding venues need to be booked at least a year in advance. Your options will become more limited if you are set on a specific date– some venues might already be booked for that date. However, if you don’t have a specific date in mind, you are more likely to find availability at your perfect wedding venue. Start looking early on in the wedding planning process, so you can book a date that works best for you.

Space and Setup

Another important aspect to consider for the perfect wedding venue is the space and setup. Does the venue have a big dance floor? Are there enough bathrooms? Is the space as spacious or intimate as you imagined? Is there a grand staircase or a second level? Can you decorate the venue the way you imagined your perfect wedding to look? Make sure you tour the venue in person before booking, for online pictures are not always representative of the space.

Location, Parking, and Hotels

Where the wedding venue is located is another very important factor to consider. How far will guests have to travel? How busy is the area around the venue? Will it be hard to find parking and will it cost your guests? Are there hotels nearby for your guests to stay in? 

You want to find a location that not only looks nice, but that accommodates your and your guests’ needs. Look for a venue that is near major airports, that feels safe, and that is easily accessible. 

Schedule a Tour at The Historic in Palestine, Texas

The Historic is the perfect wedding venue that is located between Dallas and Houston. It’s located in downtown Palestine, a safe and easily accessible area. Our venue can accommodate over 250 people and our dance floor is very spacious. But come take a look at it for yourself. Give us a call and schedule a tour of The Historic so you can see the magic of our space with your very own eyes.