Benefits of Choosing One Venue for Your Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Congratulations on your engagement! If you’re reading this, you probably just recently got engaged and now you’re ready to start the wedding planning process!

Choosing a venue is usually the first and top priority for many couples. With so many wedding venues available, deciding which is right for you can be hard.

Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of choosing a venue where you can hold both your wedding ceremony and your reception!

Easy Planning

Wedding planning is stressful enough, but by choosing one venue, you can easily lift some weight from your shoulders! 

You’ll find that it’s easier to coordinate with your vendors when both you AND them only have to worry about one location for set-up for your food, decor, entertainment, etc.!

Since you’re at one location, you’ll be able to create a better flow for everyone. Wedding venues that allow for both ceremony and reception are professionals in flipping the space seamlessly and with no hassle, all you and your guests have to do is enjoy cocktail hour, and not worry about your timeline running behind!

Not only will there be a better flow, but you’ll be able to better visualize your entire wedding day. By choosing one location, you’ll have a better idea of the aesthetics of your wedding, and decorations are easier to visualize for one instead of two separate locations.

Cost Savings

Not only is wedding planning stressful, but it can get costly! Why not save where you can, while still having the wedding of your dreams?

By choosing one location, you’ll be saving on decorations by easily re-purposing them. Your ceremony arch could double as your sweetheart table backdrop!

Eliminate additional transportation costs! Whether that may be the shuttle bus that takes you and your wedding party from ceremony to reception location, or helping your out-of-town guests save on additional Uber/Lyft trips! Either way, it’s a win-win!

Expect additional cost savings at the venue itself. Typically, you’ll find that venues that offer both ceremony and reception have some sort of bundle deal! That means no separate rental fees that you might have to pay if you decide on separate locations!

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Not only is choosing one location convenient for you and your wedding planning process, it’s also convenient for your guests! And one thing about a wedding and guests, you want to keep them happy to keep you happy!

You’re saving both you and your guests from having to accommodate for extra travel time between ceremony and reception. Even saving your out-of-town guests from getting lost trying to find the reception location!

Not only that, but you’re guaranteed a high attendance because no one is having to choose one location over the other. With one location for the ceremony and reception, your guests are already there and will have no reason to leave!

Because your guests aren’t having to leave, it’s easier to keep the energy and spirits high! You don’t want to kill the mood by having to go to a second location!

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Why Should You Choose The Elm Estate As Your Venue?

We’ve gone over the advantages of choosing one venue for your ceremony and reception, now we’re going to talk about why you should choose The Elm Estate!

When you book with The Elm Estate, you don’t have to decide between event spaces. We offer four stunning ceremony locations on property, plus our Marquise Room which can hold up to 300 guests!  We also work with a wide range of the best local vendors to ensure your day is executed smoothly. Our team will be by your side from your first site visit, right up to the end of your event! Our venue includes separated deluxe getting ready spaces for both the bride & groom and their wedding party to pamper themselves before the wedding craziness, conveniently located parking, handicap accessibility to both ceremony and reception spaces, and even on-site lodging! Perfect for your out-of-town guests!

Experience our Luxury package to elevate your wedding by receiving additional rental hours and enhancement credits!

Contact us today to inquire about a site visit and learn more about holding your ceremony and reception at The Elm Estate!