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    Let us inspire you with an inside look at the Governor’s House Inn! Discover this historical National Landmark and how it offers the perfect setting for romantic getaways, weddings, vacations and corporate retreats. Each post puts you in the middle of the southern ambiance that you’ll only find at our elegant Charleston bed and breakfast inn!

    How to Select a Wedding Venue?

    Given the variety of wedding venues couples can select from in Charleston, the decision can feel overwhelming. From standard convention halls, to more intimate locations, mansion wedding venues and more; Charleston has a number of places to host your event from. Rather than worry about selecting the perfect venue, continue onto the article below. This article hopes to reduce some of that worry by providing an outline that explains how to begin selecting a venue for your wedding day.


    When beginning to look at event venues, it is recommended to start by considering the location of the event. The location that the venue is in can impact your day by making it more convenient for you to travel to it. This can ensure that the day runs smoothly and eliminates the need to consider additional services such as photos, transportation, and guest shuttles. Further, ensuring that the location is convenient can also impact how many of your guests are able to make it on the day of the event. This is due to the fact that an inconvenient location will likely deter some guests from being able to make it to the venue. This can have an impact on how enjoyable the day is which is why couples should carefully consider the location they are looking at.

    Guest Preferences

    Just as it was mentioned above, some guests may be deterred from attending the event if it does not take into consideration some of their needs. For this reason, couples should try to ensure that they consider the needs and preferences of the friends and family members they invite. Certain considerations may be things such as mobility issues, diet restrictions and allergies that they guests have. If couples select a location that causes these guests any sort of discomfort then they may not attend. In turn, impacting how enjoyable the couple finds their day.


    Couples should also take into consideration the amenities and additional services that a particular location offers. This is due to the fact that certain locations offer more services when compared to others. Before deciding on a particular space, couples should take the time to decide on the services that will better their day and which ones they can go without. Doing this before beginning to search can help to narrow the scope of venues and ensure they are pleased with their selection on the day of the event. Certain services or amenities that should be considered are: transportation, access to additional guest suites, caterers, photo services and service staff. Failing to consider these services prior to beginning the search can result in disappointment, additional costs, and wasted.


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