Host Your Perfect Wedding:
The Perks of Choosing a High-End Venue
When it comes to finding the venue to host your own perfect wedding, the abundance of choices can seem overwhelming. We’ve worked with hundreds of brides over the years who have married in a range of venues: everything from rustic barns and beachside cliffs to glittering ballrooms and massive churches.
When we’re asked to offer brides-to-be one piece of advice based on our experiences, we nearly always say this: opt-in for a high-end venue. It. Is. Worth. It!
We have some favorite locations that we can’t recommend enough to couples who are looking for a destination wedding: The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida and The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Of course, it goes without saying, the Four Seasons will take our breath away every time, no matter which location we’re visiting.
There are treasure troves of benefits that wedding parties get to enjoy when working with a high-end venue. We detail the top ten perks of choosing a high-end venue that practically guarantees brides the perfect wedding they’ve always dreamed of.
Read on for the luxurious inside-scoop and tons of inspiration as you search for your own perfect wedding venue!
The Top 10 Perks of Choosing a High-End Venue
1. Expert Staff
Many high-end venues have staff that have made a career of service. It is not uncommon for distinguishable venues to retain staff for decades at a time, leaving brides and grooms to work with a team of seasoned experts. They take the utmost pride in providing the experience you desire – often they can sense what you need before you even have to ask! Some venues, like The Breakers, even offer brides a small team of assistants to help her team finalize every last detail.
2. On-Site Services
Some of the most well-known venues in the world have service professionals on-site to make wedding planning easier than ever. From floral arrangers to cake designers, having a professional on hand tremendously boosts a bride’s confidence and alleviates stress. Imagine the luxury of having a dedicated support team around you to take care of last-minute arrangements under the radar as you relax and prepare for “I do”!
3. Valet Parking
This is a dream come true for guests who are dressed in their Sunday-best. Valet parking is not only convenient, but it also adds flair to everyone’s arrival and leaves them feeling pampered. Removing the hunt for parking will ensure everyone arrives in a good mood ready to celebrate your day.
4. Catered To Your Needs
High-end venues’ wedding packages are designed to make your perfect wedding a dream come true. Their staff is on-call around the clock to make sure your experience is nothing short of fantastic. This is a huge perk for your wedding party and families, too, as the extra help will make it easier for them to pull off your wedding day surprises and toasts!
5. Top-Notch Security
Avoid unwanted or unexpected guests or lingerers with serious security. Most high-end venues include this benefit as a part of their package to offer an additional level of protection, although it is often just precautionary. Having a trained security team on hand helps guests relax and kick-back. Plus, you get to feel like a celebrity!
6. Spa Treatments
Could there be anything better than indulging in a series of spa treatments on the days leading up to your wedding? Most high-end venues don’t skimp on the on-site pampering: their treatment menus offer services designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. Gather your girlfriends and female family members to beautify before your wedding.
7. Attention to Details
If we can say anything about most brides it’s that they really pay attention to details. This is yet another special perk many brides appreciate when marrying at a high-end venue. The attention to detail is obvious: ironed linens, fresh flowers, and deliciously-stocked mini-bars are just a few ways these venues show their guests they care.
8. Chef-Prepared Meals
There’s nothing better than feeling satiated and content after a custom prepared meal by the venue’s esteemed chef. Weddings are more about food than we think: it’s ultimately the first time families will break bread together as one new unit. Guests meet one another and mingle over appetizers and dinners, too. You can customize a menu that caters to your needs, and the kitchen often makes sure that there’s enough food to feed your team of wedding professionals, too!
9. The Bar
If you want to truly impress your guests, give them the privilege of ordering a custom cocktail from the elaborately stocked full-service bar. Work with the bar beforehand to come up with some signature drinks that appeal to the theme of your wedding. The astonishing array of fine liquors, wines, and craft beers will leave your guests stunned and coming back for another round (or two!).
10. Luxury Like You’ve Never Known
The bottom line: if you want to have the best wedding ever, and feel like a princess before, during, and after your wedding day, we could not recommend a high-end venue more. The experiences we’ve had photographing brides in venues that focus on treating them like royalty is unforgettable. High-end venues allow brides to focus on the joy of getting married instead of being bogged down by details and stress. If there’s ever a time to spoil yourself, your wedding day is it!
For more recommendations or information on the high-end venues we’ve photographed around the world, please contact us! We’d love to discuss bridal package options and help you envision the wedding of your dreams.