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Choosing the Venue for your Mountain Wedding

Feb 18, 2016 10:02PM ● By Kevin

Once you are happily engaged and have set the wedding date the next big step is choosing your venue. Your venue is an important aspect as it will set the tone for the rest of your wedding plans. There are many important steps to choosing a venue that will make your day exactly what you want! In order to effectively choose you first need to create a realistic budget and stick to it! Secondly, the size of your potential guest list will determine the size of the venue you will require. After you have worked out these two steps, the search begins! The internet has many helpful sites to narrow down venues, whether you are getting married in the city where you live or a destination wedding either close or many miles away. In researching venues your vision will begin to come together as to exactly what you desire for your ceremony and reception. This may actually end up to be something completely different from what you have been planning for your wedding since childhood. Start to narrow down your venue search by location and then the type of venue. A popular choice for bride’s today is a “mini” destination wedding (no more that 2-3 hours away) that can provide a place for your guests to stay onsite and host multiple events over a weekend.

When you find a venue that interests you, send an inquiry form from their website for more information. You should then receive more detailed information concerning pricing and packages. Find out as much about the venue as you can before making an appointment for a site visit. The obvious determining factors will be the price and size. Remember to stay within your budget so you don’t end up without enough money for the DJ, flowers and other things you will need for your reception! Other factors to consider: What does the venue include with their fee? Is there a setup fee? Is there and onsite coordinator? Do they provide catering and Bar services? What perks do they have for the Bride and Groom? Is the date you have in mind available? Do you connect with the salesperson/onsite wedding coordinator?

You may or may not be able to find a venue with everything you are hopingfor, however look at the big picture and can you see yourself getting married there and proving an incredible experience for your family and friends? If so, I say go for it!

Rabun County (Georgia) is home to Kingwood Country Club and Resort. Kingwood is a private country club located just 2 miles from the town center of Clayton Georgia. Kingwood offers a beautiful mountain setting for wedding day nuptials and an elegant Lodge as reception venue. Kingwood is an all-inclusive venue handling all aspects of your wedding day from start to finish! Contact Kingwood at 706-212-4100 or visit them on the web www. for more information about weddings, golf outings and so much more!

By Elizabeth Raymond Director of Sales – Kingwood Country Club and Resort

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