Choosing a venue takes time. You read through all the descriptions and location reviews. You look through all the websites and photos. Then it is time to e-mail or call to discuss all your options. There are many things to consider before you pay your money over for a booking deposit. You are planning your dream day on the beachfront in Durban.
Here are six tips to help you make your decision easier. Choosing a wedding venue is a big decision. You want to feel calm, cool and relaxed about your final decision.
Congratulations, excited to plan your wedding day and choose a wedding venue.
Here are six tips to consider while you shop around.
- How many guests will you invite to your wedding?
Deciding on the number of guests will impact your venue choices. Some venues can cater for many people and more intimate venues not. Covid affected social gatherings. The total number of guests allowed remain small. But, there are bespoke venues that can cater for smaller weddings of 50 guests. A smaller guest list will allow you to choose an upmarket venue for an intimate wedding.
- What does the venue cost to hire for your wedding day?
A wedding day is a considerable cost. Plan all your costs before you commit to booking your favourite venue.
If your venue hire is more than fifty per cent of your total wedding budget, the venue is too expensive. If you have to cut costs on other details, letting go of your planned ideas will disappoint you. Your table, settings, flowers, decor and menu should all fit in well with your venue budget.
- What does the venue hire fee include?
Venue packages differ. Every detail adds to the cost and runs up quick.
Agree on a hiring fee upfront to avoid any extra hiring costs for your wedding day setup. Discuss all the details of the venue. Will the venue include tables and chairs for your guests? Will the venue have enough crockery, cutlery, waiters and bar staff to make you happy? What will the venue charge you for the bar and wine menu options? These are all details to plan and cost before you make your final booking decision.
- Compare similar venues in your desire area.
Searching your desired area and narrow down your selection. Once you choose your top three venues, send an e-mail to ask for a quotation. If the venue offers a booking page to fill in your details, request a package and cost for your wedding day. A venue website site will give you a good sign of all the services offered. To read more about each venue, visit review sites and forums.
- Is your desired venue available for your wedding date?
To book a venue suited for your wedding day, start looking around a year in advance. Bespoke venues host many events and small functions. To avoid disappointment and to move between dates, secure your ideal venue in advance. The weather plays a significant role in South Africa. The best thing to do is to google the weather in your desired area to choose the best time of the year for each season. If the venue has summer rain, you can prepare for a wedding tent to avoid running for cover. Each venue will assist you with local weather patterns to guide your decision.
- What Overnight Accommodation does the venue offer?
A venue with suitable accommodation for all your guests will allow peace of mind. If the venue offers limited accommodation, they can tell neighbouring booking options. You can also book shuttles and Ubers to adhere to the strict South African driving laws. The ideal is to secure enough accommodation close to your venue.
A Bridal suite for hair and make-up and preparations at your venue is a must. It will allow you peace of mind to avoid travelling to your venue on your wedding day.
The North Star Micro Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
If you plan a wedding in Durban, Umhlanga rock is a beautiful part of the coastline for your wedding. The North Star Micro Hotel is a beachfront venue with seven luxury rooms. The rooms all have sea views and access to the entire house.
The venue offers you space on a manicured lawn situated on the dunes. The team will cater for all your needs to make your wedding day intimate and unique. It is a smaller venue to host smaller bespoke weddings and events.
For more information, please click through to the booking page to fill in your details. The team will assist you once you have completed your list of requirements.
Contact the North star Micro Hotel:
T 076 611 4592
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26 Eastmoor Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, 4320