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Why the Wedding Venue Tour is Important

Wedding Venue

You would not purchase a car without a test drive or a house without a showing. You most definitely should not book a wedding venue without a tour. This magical space is for one of the most important days of your entire life. Even if you are in the window shopping stage and only searching for inspiration, the tour is a free opportunity to start brainstorming ideas and planning. There are a few things you should look for when searching for the magical space to host your dream moments. Everything from the location to the atmosphere are important factors. We are sharing a few tips for planning your wedding venue.

The Reason for the Wedding Venue Tour

The wedding venue is the first detail you will plan. Before you choose a venue, you must tour it. Touring your venue in person provides an immersive experience to envision your special day within the atmosphere. 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 interior and exterior aesthetic of your wedding venue are equally important. As you tour the venue, take notice of the backdrop you are choosing for your wedding day. Consider the atmosphere and places for photography. 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. Décor and services are essential.

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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.

Professional Wedding Designers

Think of an interior designer and how they might enter your space and reimagine it. A wedding designer meets with couples during wedding planning. 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.

Centerpieces in the Wedding Venue

The centerpieces in the wedding venue are important pieces of décor. The vases, candelabras, candles, lanterns and floral arrangements create the theme and tone within the space. Flowers seem to be part of every wedding, and almost every centerpiece. They add color, life and season to the romantic affair. Regardless of the type of wedding centerpieces you choose, you will likely choose wedding flowers to accent your table décor and fill the wedding venue. Flowers are romantic and expressive. They provide a certain energy to the room and define your space. Make sure your wedding venue includes a complete design package with centerpieces.

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Bridal and Groom’s Suite

The bridal and groom’s suite is an essential space within the wedding venue. The bridal party and the groom’s entourage require a separate space to prepare and make special memories at the wedding venue. Those next big steps into the wedding venue and into a new life should begin in a comfortable space.

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 consider. 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 space. 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 Ocala

Crystal Ballroom Ocala 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 professional wedding designers and a floral design team. Crystal Ballroom is an elegant venue with a spacious ceremony and reception ballroom. Bring imagination and plan your magical moments in a wedding venue designed just for you.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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