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Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venues

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Hyatt Hotel Wedding Receptions
Australia Wide
Enjoy a 5 star Wedding Reception Wedding Reception Venue Australia

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Hilton Hotel Weddings
Australia Wide
Situated in Australia's Major cities. Wedding Reception Venue Australia.

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Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Receptions
Servicing Areas of Australia
Some of the most beautiful and romantic Wedding Reception Venue Australia

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Marriott Hotel Wedding Receptions
Australia Wide

Situated in Australia's Major cities. Wedding Reception Venue Brisbane

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Choosing a Wedding Reception Venue

When planning your wedding reception, the most important decision to make is the venue.  What type of wedding reception venue is right for you and your guests?  What amenities do you require?  Here are a few tips to get you started.

The first thing to check is that the wedding reception venue you are looking at is available for the date of your wedding.  Next, find out how many people the venue can accommodate, and if there is a minimum number of guest in the event your wedding is a small affair.  How many parking spaces are available for your guests may also be an important consideration. It is a good idea to ask about the function centre’s policies should you arrive late or need to stay longer than originally planned. If you are having both the wedding and the reception at the same venue, make sure that additional rooms are available for use as dressing rooms for the bridal party.

When looking at the room/area you are considering for your reception, check for facilities you will need. A very important question for the wedding reception venue is what exactly is included in the price, you may be surprised what some places consider additional costs.

Timing around other events on the day of your wedding reception is an important consideration.  If another event is scheduled before your reception, will there be adequate time for the band to set up and for you to decorate? If there are no events scheduled before yours, when will you be able to access the room to begin preparation? Some wedding reception venues will allow you to set up the morning of your wedding, or even the day before. Ask whether decorations are supplied for the event, and get a detailed list of items that will be provided. It is also important to inquire whether any kinds of decorations are prohibited, such as lighted candles, fireworks, or confetti.

If your wedding reception venue is outdoors, ask about alternate options, which may be available in case of bad weather and the cost incurred if there was to be a change.

Ensure your wedding venue has suitable backdrops available for wedding photos, gardens, water-features etc.

Wedding Reception Money Saving Ideas

When you first become engaged you begin imagining your perfect wedding day.  A perfect picture in mind you begin looking at bridal magazines and the internet to find the perfect suppliers and venue/s. Then the reality hits of how expensive the perfect wedding day is going to be.  Did you know the average wedding costs $28,000 dollars!  Things become daunting wondering how to pay for it all. A wedding should not put you or your family in debt. There are many ways to save a fortune and have the perfect day on any budget when planning your wedding.


The reception usually is the most expensive part of your wedding; the venue, the food, the alcohol and other beverages, the DJ or band, the flowers, accessories, bonbonniere, and on it goes. There are ways to cut costs. First of all it is your wedding, your choices for your taste and budget are the most important, your don’t need to make pleasing your guests the priority. They should be there to share in your special day, not to critique the food and the decorations.

One of the easiest ways to cut the expense of your reception is to cut out any unnecessary extras and DIY where possible. Unless you have found package deal that includes everything at the right price, you don’t need them all. You can choose to have a lunch reception, guest will probably drink less, meal prices are often lower and less courses are required.  Mid week weddings are often a cheaper alternative to.  One of the biggest money savers is of course keeping the guest list down, there is no need to invite friends of the family and work colleges if you are not close to them.  It’s your day you should spend it with ‘your’ favourite people.

 
Be creative when planning your wedding and reception and find ways to cut costs creatively.  You may even find your unique touches create a truly memorable event

TIP - CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE

As the location for your wedding is perhaps the most important 'party' of your life, it's important to find the perfect reception venue. But how do you find the right venue?

A good starting point for choosing your wedding venue is the number of guests you would like to invite. This may well dictate your choice of venue - or vice versa! It is usual for everyone who has been invited to the wedding ceremony to be asked to the reception. Or, if only a small number of guests can attend the ceremony due to lack of space, or you would like a very private ceremony, then additional guests can be invited to the reception afterwards. For 100 guests or more, consider rooms designed specifically for holding receptions, as they will have all the facilities you need.

Most reception venues will quote you a cost per head for food and drink, plus hire charge for the venue (or hire of a marquee) and the cost of any entertainment, a toastmaster, cake stand etc. In your initial consultation with a venue, ask for a full list of all possible costs and charges. Decide roughly what your budget is and your ideal head count and then the venue price range will become clear.