Skip to main content
Maren
Champion October 2021

Which did you book first: your ceremony or reception venue?

Maren, on September 13, 2018 at 4:05 PM Posted in Planning 0 29
Saved
Reply

For some of you they might be one in the same Smiley winking , but if you have two separate venues - which one did you book first? Your ceremony space, or your reception venue?

Was one venue decision easier than the other? Or was one venue more important to you?

Tell us how you made your venue choices!

Which did you book first: your ceremony or reception venue? 1

Photo from Metropolist in Washington

Keep telling us all about your wedding venues in these discussions: Show me your venue, What’s your favorite thing about your wedding venue?, and Catering - through your venue, or separate?

29 Comments

Latest activity by Maren, on January 3, 2019 at 5:24 PM
  • Haaley
    Expert December 2019
    Haaley ·
    • Flag
    My venue will actually hold both ceremony and reception. The only thing we have to pick is which ceremony area we want out of 3 (mostly based on weather)
    • Reply
  • BB-H
    VIP September 2018
    BB-H ·
    • Flag

    They were one in the same haha.

    • Reply
  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
    • Flag

    Reception first for us! We started LOOKING at both at the same time (since we don't belong to a church) and said as soon as we fell in love with one, we would book it and then book the other. We lucked out that both of our top choices for both reception and ceremony were available on the same date - so we JUMPED!

    • Reply
  • BabsandBear
    Expert October 2018
    BabsandBear ·
    • Flag

    We chose one that had both. I knew it'd be difficult to find a church to marry two different people of different religions without the long converting process, lol.

    • Reply
  • Maren
    Champion October 2021
    Maren ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    Hi Melissa! So exciting! Smiley smile Congrats on your venue finds Smiley heart

    Your wedding day will be here so soon, just 35 days until you say "I do!" Smiley heart We are so happy for you!

    Any last items on your wedding planning to-do list in this final month? Smiley smile

    • Reply
  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
    • Flag

    They were the same place, so at the same time.

    • Reply
  • Meesh
    Expert October 2018
    Meesh ·
    • Flag

    Both are being held in the same place, it's just SO much easier that way, and the venue is gorgeous so I cannot wait to see how it all turns out! Our venue offered us an incredible package deal that includes a ton of things like 4-5 star catering, fresh floral arrangements, open bar, champagne toast, DOC, and more. Cannot wait!!

    • Reply
  • N
    Devoted October 2018
    Nicole ·
    • Flag
    What booked the reception venue first and decided to have the ceremony at the same location to make it easier for everyone. It's a few minutes walk between the two.
    • Reply
  • M
    Super October 2018
    Michelle ·
    • Flag
    We booked the ceremony first so we knew what date and time we had, then we were able to book our restaurant venue knowing the date and time we needed that for as well.
    • Reply
  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
    • Flag
    We are doing them at the same site. I was looking for that option since everyone is already traveling no reason to travel more.
    • Reply
  • C
    Master July 2018
    Cuoghi ·
    • Flag
    Ceremony, without the ceremony it is just a party!
    • Reply
  • S
    Dedicated December 2018
    Stacy ·
    • Flag
    Ceremony. Wanted to make sure the church was available before we booked anything else. I have nieces and nephews who are in college so I had a pretty narrow window of dates where they would all be available. So between semesters seemed like a good time to get married and the church was available so that's what date we picked.
    • Reply
  • Alexandra
    Devoted September 2021
    Alexandra ·
    • Flag

    Both as it is on the same place.

    • Reply
  • Liana
    VIP March 2017
    Liana ·
    • Flag

    Same place for both ceremony and reception. We picked it because it's a beautiful venue with views of the mountain and lake.

    • Reply
  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
    • Flag

    We booked our reception venue first! That was the bigger availability concern - they were already booking up for our wedding month over 15 months ahead of time!

    Our ceremony venue had a ton of availability and I could have waited way longer to officially book them, but once we booked the reception venue and locked down our date I just wanted to get both places nailed down ASAP!!

    • Reply
  • Philippe's & Racheal
    Dedicated August 2020
    Philippe's & Racheal ·
    • Flag
    We are steal planing. We just set the date this week
    • Reply
  • Caitlin
    Dedicated November 2019
    Caitlin ·
    • Flag

    We are having our ceremony and reception at the same place. The biggest deciding factor will be where to hold the ceremony as there are 3 different options at our venue. Most likely will choose the outdoor area but it's always good to have the indoor options as well just in case weather doesn't cooperate on the day of.

    • Reply
  • T
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Talitha ·
    • Flag
    I'm doing the wedding / ceremony all in one
    • Reply
  • T
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Talitha ·
    • Flag
    Trying to save money where I can.
    • Reply
  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
    • Flag
    My venue is for both.
    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×
ReCaptcha Verification failed. Please try again.

Related articles

WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics