Only you will know what's best for you, your partner, your family and friends, and guests. Although it's important for you to enjoy the best day of your life, it's easier if all your guests feel comfortable with the surroundings, meal, drinks and entertainment.
Setting the Tone
Your wedding venue is not only for your personal liking, but it also sets the tone for your entire wedding. For example if you are searching for a dark wedding tone, you could plan your wedding for mid-fall and in a setting such a field with large leafless trees, or in an old church with cathedral ceilings. When your guests walk into the venue, they should instantly feel the vibe that you are aiming for. If at any moment you feel that the tone is not set strong enough, you can add decorations to help add to the perfect setting.
Despite finding the perfect venue that sets the right tone and fits all of your guests, you will need your venue to be the perfect spot for creating memories. As cameras will be flashing throughout the entire ceremony, your venue is what will really make the pictures memorable. When you are staring at pictures years down the road, you will want to see flowers filling up the room, a beautiful back drop and for outdoor weddings, a scenery that could drop anyone to their knees.
The most important piece of your wedding venue is the personal satisfaction that it gives you and your bride/groom. Nothing is more satisfying that entering your venue and knowing that have you have found the most beautiful, memorable spot for you and the love of your life to get married. So when your wedding planner tells you that your favorite venue does not seem spacious enough, be sure to check out all possibilities on seating arrangements to make your goal happen. Choosing the second best is something that is not reasonable, nor desirable on your wedding day.