Wedding planners who offer truly high-touch experiences will offer site visits, location scouting, and negotiate with your preferred destinations. We suggest you let the pros do what they do best, but it doesn’t hurt to do your due diligence before embarking on the best place to host your guests.
The Venue Report, a collection of hotels, venues, restaurants, and unique spaces across the globe, curates by destination and style to help you find your dream wedding venue from the comfort of the couch. If you’re after a chic barn on the West Coast? Check. A boutique hotel down south? It’s got options. This venue-first resource provides all the details for venue hunting at home—from price ranges to intel on any and all additional fees, insurance requirements, capacity, curfews, and more. You can even save your favorites and get in touch with the venues directly to inquire, although we suggest you leave that to your planner.
And when it comes to browsing venues and finding event professionals simultaneously, PartySlate connects people planning events to leading event venues and professionals in a seamless way. The site allows users to search by location and view real wedding galleries to help you find the right venue and get a feel for the vendors who have worked there before.
John Sawyer is a wedding expert and author of several popular books on wedding planning, including “The Ultimate Wedding Checklist” and “Wedding Day Tips and Tricks.” With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, John Sawyer has helped countless couples plan their dream weddings with ease and joy. Her writing style is warm and engaging, and her advice is always practical and actionable.