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10 Must-Haves for Your Ideal Wedding Venue

Your wedding event is one of the most special experiences of your life; one that you will remember throughout the years long after the honeymoon. Due to this, it is crucial to exercise wise judgment when choosing a wedding venue.

However, this might leave you wondering - Does a perfect wedding venue for your big day exist? Well, it does. There are tons of unique wedding venues in Erie County, from small, intimate spaces to grand ballrooms. Yet, to choose the most suitable, there are must-have factors that you should consider. In this brief overview, we look at a few of the very best assets for wedding venues.

Essential Assets for Your Wedding Venue in NE Pennsylvania

Your big day is important and should be treated as such. Going over every essential feature that will go towards making this happen is a necessity. Here are 10 must-have assets to check as you plan your big day.

1. Small and intimate space

Most couples today prefer small and intimate wedding ceremonies with just a few friends and family. Large wedding venues might not be the best choice for such occasions. You need a space that can accommodate up to 150 people or fewer. Such a venue is essential because it allows a reasonable distance between you and your guests. At Beach Glass Estates, our wedding venue is perfect for ideal intimate weddings, with a lakeside lawn that overlooks Lake Erie.

2. Backup plan for harsh weather

No matter where you plan your wedding, the chance of rain is always a risk. While most modern couples prefer to have their weddings outdoors, some do not want to take this risk and opt for an indoor venue such as a reception hall. For those couples who prefer to hold an outdoor ceremony, a backup plan is essential, just in case the weather does not cooperate on the big day.

3. Impressive Décor

Your wedding venue matters because it will be the physical representation of your celebration. You do not want to have an ordinary brick-and-mortar meeting place that only serves as a backdrop for the ceremony and reception. Instead, you would desire something more inspiring—something that reflects who you are as a couple.

At Beach Glass Estates, we offer you a unique space that will amaze your guests and make your wedding special. We have an old English chapel on-site built by monks in 1912 (that will get your guests talking)! We also have a unique archway deck and a reception area that overlooks Lake Erie where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset view.

4. Customization options

Another way to make your big day more special is to choose a venue that allows you to customize and personalize your wedding. For instance, at Beach Glass Estates, we are a DIY wedding venue. We rent you space and permit you to make it your own by coming up with your décor as well as your preferable sitting and lighting arrangements. Our rental fee is affordable for this reason, so that you can customize your wedding to suit all your needs and desires.

5. Cozy bridal suite

Any wedding venue is incomplete without a beautiful bridal suite that provides privacy for the bride and her entourage. The suite should have comfortable seating, a well-lit mirror, counters with sinks, a changing room, and a private entry. It should also include easy access to the ceremony site and parking space.

On the day of your wedding, you will want to look your best and feel comfortable throughout the event. Therefore, you must check out the venue's bridal suites, so you can plan accordingly on the big day.

6. Unique spaces

One of the essential requirements for a wedding venue is a fully decorated and unique space for the event. After walking down the aisle, the next highlight of your wedding is the celebration. This is where you will greet your loved ones and share the joy of this special day.

Your guests will cheer you on your first dance, enjoy their meal, and take part in the many activities of the big day. The area will also have decorations, such as flowers, balloons, lights, and might even overlook a lake for unique photo possibilities. Therefore, it is ideal to choose a wedding venue that provides you with a unique space for the party where you can hold a wedding ceremony like no other.

7. One event at a time policy

Unless you want to share your big day with another wedding party, it is imperative to choose a wedding venue that allows for one event at a time. This way, you can enjoy your day without feeling overwhelmed by sharing the event space. Such a policy will also reduce confusion during the event.

8. Date flexibility

The wedding season is usually a busy time of the year. Your wedding venue should provide you with a date that fits your schedule, so you do not have to be stressed about date planning and securing the site before others. The venue should also accommodate all your requirements and must not stick to specific dates, such as Saturdays only.

9. Availability of residing rooms

There are times when you have out-of-town relatives joining your big day. You would want them to be near you the night before so they can relax and enjoy your wedding day. After the event, they may also need a place to stay for the night before they set off to their homes. For this reason, your ideal wedding venue must have rooms or be near rentable space such as estate rooms or a lakeside cottage, where they can stay.

10. Parking space

Finally, you will want to choose a wedding venue that has ample parking space. Guests who arrive at the venue using transport and the wedding entourage will park their cars close by. For an intimate wedding, you will need a parking lot that can accommodate up to 70 vehicles. Beach Glass Estates provides you with such parking on-site for you and your wedding guests.

Our goal is to give you a one-of-a-kind backdrop where you can make memories that will last throughout the years. Beach Glass Estates, LLC, is located in North East, PA (Erie County). With phenomenal sunset views and a quiet and serene atmosphere we might be the wedding venue you've been looking for your special day. To learn more about our wedding venue or learn more about our services, contact us today.


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