If you are looking for a location that allows weddings, you should make sure it is set up to truly meet your needs. Some appealing destinations begin hosting weddings only because a few people suggest the idea, but they may not be as accommodating as you would expect. The location needs to be able to welcome you and your guests to a number of events that involve your wedding.
Before you choose a location, you should schedule a tour of the facility, preferably with your soon-to-be spouse or the members of your wedding party. This way, you have someone there who can help you decide if the site would be appropriate for your special day. Some locations can arrange a special tour in which you are shown around the entire premises, while others may simply let you explore on your own. Either way, you should feel welcome, not like you are bothering anyone by coming by as you plan your wedding.
Before you decide to use the site for your big day, make sure it can accommodate both important parts: the vows and the reception. Some event sites are only equipped to host either the vows or the reception, not both. Of course, if you plan to get married elsewhere, such as in a church, you only need to find a place to host the reception. No matter the case, make sure the location can offer what you need, including enough space to fit all your guests, as well as the furnishings you will need for the actual ceremony or reception.
Most weddings include a rehearsal and dinner afterward. You need to have the rehearsal of the ceremony at the place where you will say your vows so everyone in the party knows how the actual event will go. Make sure the owner of the site is aware you will need to use it to rehearse on the night before you get married. Some locations that are not used to hosting weddings may forget about this important requirement and not make the place available when you need it. You can usually host the rehearsal dinner elsewhere, though some sites do have a small room for you to use or even a restaurant on the premises.
You should find out about these options before you book the location. These uses of the facility should be included in the price you pay, and you need to make sure you have access when you need it before you make your plans. You can usually find out this information the first time you visit the site, so be sure to ask.