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5 Tips to Selecting the Best Wedding Reception Location in Florida

Most Brides and Grooms know where they will be holding the ceremony before they decide where to have the reception, so we have compiled five observations that can help you select the best wedding reception location in Florida.

1. Distance

Distance between wedding hall and reception venue is an important factor when searching for the best wedding reception location in Florida. Try to keep the reception within a 15 minute drive of your ceremony. If it is not possible to get a reception hall close to your ceremony, make a caravan. The closer the reception is to your ceremony hall the better. Crystal Ballroom venues provide an advantage when it comes to distance between ceremony hall and reception venue, because Crystal Ballroom venues are all-inclusive wedding venues. The ceremony hall is located in one ballroom, while the reception is in the next. Guests can easily mingle from wedding venue to reception venue just by changing rooms. It keeps your wedding party and theme going without the interruption between events.

2. Time

Time is just like the distance issue. If your reception is several hours after the ceremony, it can interrupt the guest experience. Try to start the reception within an hour of the ceremony. If you don’t want to start your wedding dance at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, have a meet and greet mixer before your reception. Crystal Ballroom wedding venues provide a cocktail hour following the ceremony that transitions into the reception. This keeps your wedding party going. Day of event coordinators keep the event following on a timeline.

3. Size

Make sure your reception hall has plenty of room for your guests. Sometimes a venue is advertised to hold a specific number of guests, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will hold that amount comfortably! Make sure to visit the venue before booking your event. Every Crystal Ballroom venue provides complimentary VIP tours of the venue prior to booking, and provides accurate occupancy details. Crystal Ballroom designers can help you stage your reception area to accommodate your reception size. The ability to provide for every aspect of your wedding, from ceremony to reception, and accommodate guest count is part of what makes a Crystal Ballroom venue the best wedding reception location in Florida.

4. Climate Control

Having a summer wedding? Is your reception hall air conditioned? If people sweat while just sitting, they won’t dance. Make sure you know who has control of the thermostat and that the temperature can be adjusted, if needed. Crystal Ballroom venues are always air conditioned, and ballroom attendants constantly maintain the climate control for the comfort of guests.

5. Smoking

This is a hot button issue, but your reception hall should provide an outdoor area for smokers. This provides consideration for children and anyone who suffers health problems like asthma or allergies that could be triggered by smoke. Make sure the air indoors is clean and healthy, and a nearby outdoor smoking location is available.

Facility coordinators will no doubt bring up several other factors for you to consider when you interview them for your booking, but these are often missed items. Consider these tips when searching for the best wedding reception location in Florida.


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