Your wedding reception should be a memorable occasion. There are many factors to consider when booking a banquet hall.
Before you can begin the planning process, you have to decide on how many guests you plan to invite to your wedding and your budget. Your budget will determine how many people you can invite to your wedding. You may have to cut down your numbers. Once you have decided on your numbers and budget, the selection process begins.
Look for a wedding reception facility which can accommodate your guest comfortably. Event venues should have the proper size room to fit the number of guests who will attend your wedding reception. If the room is to small, you and your guests will fill like they are stuck in a closet. If the room is to large, it feels empty and cold. Ideally, you should find a single event venue hall. Many banquet halls subdivide the hall into smaller banquet rooms with moveable partitions. This is a disaster. The partitions used are not sound proof. Disregard all claims made by the salesperson. You can hear everything that goes on in the next room. There is no privacy. It is like being at two different events at the same time. You share the bathrooms,bar and entrance foyer with strangers.
Your budget will determine the type of wedding reception venue which you can select. When comparing the costs of different locations, you should consider: the rental fee, catering food costs, parking, set-up charges,and other hidden charges in the contract. Remember that not all banquet halls can be compared on just on cost. There is always a reason as to why the price of one banquet hall is lower than the price of another. The primary reason would be the quality of food being served. A good banquet hall uses the finest ingredients in food preparations which increases its costs. Would you rather have triple "A " meat or a single "A" meat for your dinner. Cheap prices can only be accomplished with low quality inferior food. Food quality is the number one reason why banquet halls vary in prices.
It is also important to consider the ambiance of the banquet hall. Is the interior inviting or does it require extensive decorations to make it appealing? Decorations can alter the atmosphere of the banquet room and at the same time increase your costs. Good banquet halls get booked up quickly. You should plan on booking your hall six months or a year before your planned wedding date.
Norm Kay has been writing articles for nearly 15 years. Come visit his latest website over at http://www.theavenuebanquethall.com/ which gives tips on finding a Toronto banquet hall