Find a Wedding Venue in Austin

Your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make when you are hiring your wedding vendors. While the ceremony and the vows you say are the crux of why you are there, it is the reception that most of your guests will remember. You want your reception venue to be roomy enough to handle everything that you will have going on from the eating to the dancing to the playing of music. There won't be a problem for you to find something in the Austin area that you will be very happy with, its just pinning that one special location down that will take some doing. We recommend that you not just jump right into the first venue that knocks your socks off. Have a plan and go through with that plan all the way. As long as you have started early enough in your search, it shouldn't be a problem. You will want to become as educated as possible on what to look for and we have provided some a short guide and some pertinent questions that we know will help you in this most important search.

The first thing we need to talk about is your wedding date. If your heart is going to be set on a particular venue, you will want to keep an open mind about your actual wedding date. When you go to meet with a venue manager, they may tell you a certain date has been booked already. And if you really like that venue and it seems like it would be perfect, it would be to your advantage if you are able to move your date around a week or two. If you are wedded to specific date, then you may want to start looking for your venue even earlier, perhaps when you first get engaged.

Do some research on wedding venues in the Austin area. You can start by doing a Google search for “wedding venues in the Austin area.” Check out what the websites say about each one and write down a few that look like the type you are seeking. Call each one up that you wrote down and setup a time to tour the facility with with the site manager or representative. As you are walking through the venue and you have a chance to see it for yourself, this is the time to start asking questions. You need to find out if there will be room for the number of guests that will be attending. How many bathrooms are there? This is an important question because if you are having 300 people and there are only 2 toilets, that could be a major problem. How many parking spaces are available? Do they offer valet services?

Now, here is something that you will want to really be savvy about. When it comes down to discussing cost, have them break down exactly what you will be getting for various packages that they offer. Some venues are notorious for including fees that you don't see until later. And you will be saying that you didn't know that certain things were extra. So get all of those details clear right now, it is better to know than to find out later. Also, it is possible that you would have made a very different decision if you had all of the facts. A good example are setup and tear down fees. Are they part of the bottom line or are they extra. You especially want to know this if the price they quote you is exceptionally low, there may be a good reason why.

You also want to ask about issues like setup. When will your various vendors be able to get into the venue on your wedding day to setup? What time do you have to be out of the site? If you go over, will you be charged extra? Talk a lot about catering, if they have a preferred vendor's list, if you can bring in your own from outside? After you get all of your answers and you feel comfortable with one venue, make sure you get all of the details in writing. You will be happy that you put all of the extra effort it took to find the perfect venue for you and your guests.

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This venue can be found amongst the hills and beautiful cedars of the Lost Pines Region. Cedar Bend is only 25 minutes from Austin! It can accommodate up to 150 guests, and features 4 restrooms, 2 changing rooms, plenty of parking and landscape space to use. This venue provides tables, linens, and chairs for up to 150 guests, and other items as well. They even have an onsite coordinator for any wedding vendor needs you might have.