Choosing a venue

Whether it’s a small gathering or a big party, you want to find the perfect venue to host your event. Sometimes that can be easier said than done! Touring venues can be a stressful experience if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Start by thinking about the key elements you’d like in your desired space. To jump start your search and get you thinking, here are some important considerations to keep in mind when choosing a venue for your event:

Comfort

Indoor plumbing

Believe it or not, indoor plumbing is not always included as a venue option! Port-a-potties get the job done, but the convenience and comfortability of indoor plumbing cannot be denied. This is an element you will always want to be sure of when choosing a venue.

Mosquitos and other pests

Depending on where you are getting married, many outdoor locations will have some sort of pest that you do not want bothering your guests. Ask the venue if they do anything for pest control to ensure your guests AND YOU are able to relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Air conditioning and heating

Depending on the season, it may be important for you to have air conditioning or heating at your venue. Many barns don’t include A/C, so if you’re planning on tearing up the dance floor in the summer heat that may be something to consider!

Indoor plumbing is important when choosing a venue. Creekside Deck outdoors at Bold North Cellars. Photo by Tessa June Photography
Photo by Tessa June Photography

Set on hosting your event outdoors? Bold North Cellars has a beautiful Natural Cathedral for weddings, and the Creekside Deck for outdoor events. The beauty is, you have access to indoor plumbing and air conditioning just steps away in the Grand Hall, plus all of their outdoor spaces are sprayed for pests using all natural methods that do not harm pollinators. Best of both worlds!

Guest experience

Great food and drink is important when choosing a venue. This photo depicts a family enjoying meal on wedding day in Grand Hall at Bold North Cellars.
Photo by Tessa June Photography

There are several different elements you may want to focus on to elevate the overall guest experience at your event. You’ll want to think about factors like drinks, food, and entertainment when considering a venue. Also consider the comfort of your guests. Is there a comfortable seating area that guests can retreat to if they are not dancers? Is there a room for nursing mother’s? Is your venue accessible for those in wheelchairs?

With unforgettable wine and beer (made right on-site), Bold North Cellars is the perfect setting for your special occasion. With guest comfort and ease in mind, Bold North Cellars has unique, accessible spaces for all guests. With more inclusions than any other winery, brewery or barn venue in the state – stress-free is the way to be!

Seasonality of the space

Seasonality of the space is important when choosing a venue. This photo depicts a bride and groom walking down the aisle at the Natural Cathedral at Bold North Cellars.
Photo by Tessa June Photography

This may be the most important tip of all: consider what a venue will look like in the season you are intending to host your event. Ask to see photos of the space in that season, or the best option of all – visit the venue then! Being there in season will help you envision all of the seasonally-important details you may not have initially thought about, from decor options to transportation issues.

Bold North Cellars offers venue tours year-round, so if possible schedule a date to come see us in the same season as that of your future event.

Considering all these elements before choosing a venue will ensure you have your ideal event. Are there any tips you’d add to the list?

Photo by Tessa June Photography

Here at Bold North Cellars, we have all kinds of options for hosting your event! Our Wedding & Event coordinators work tirelessly to make every gathering memorable for all. Learn more about hosting your special event at Bold North Cellars!

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