Are you in the midst of venue hunting for your wedding? Trying to choose the perfect setting during a global pandemic and current stay-at-home orders is tricky, but, luckily, most venues offer virtual tours. While this is something to get your head around, it really can be just as good as the real thing.
Your one-on-one wedding venue virtual tour will include a walk-through of all the spaces at the venue with the coordinator, while they will talk you through your different options. Make sure you ask lots of questions. A bonus with regards to virtual tours is that you can view venues at locations around the world too.
Take note of the following when scheduling a wedding venue virtual tour:
Find out what platform the tour is done on...Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or FaceTime? And, make sure it’s downloaded, updated, and ready to go. Find out ahead of time if you can add family members or friends to join the tour.
Decide what aspects are particularly important for you and your partner, such as an outdoor wedding or, perhaps, the curfew. Also, have an idea of guest numbers and a wedding date before starting your tour.
This is key; you don’t want to find the place of your dreams only to find out afterwards it’s not a possibility due to budget. Also, remember there are always unanticipated costs to consider like service fees, additional rentals, etc.
Once you have narrowed down your search to a few favorite venues, get in touch with them again and find out if they can work with your date and budget and then schedule a tour as soon as possible.
After a brief initial consultation with the coordinator, you should start your tour. Make sure it’s during the day for optimal lighting, that your device is fully charged,you have a good connection. Ask to record the tour or take screenshots to share with family members and friends who will be helping you make your decision.
Ask as many questions as you need and want. It’s essential to be thorough, and why not ask for a reference from a couple that recently had their wedding at the venue? Give them a call and chat through what they loved and what worked. This will help give you a better idea of things and reassure you too.
Always trust your instincts! Virtual or actual, you will quickly get a feel for the place and the people who run it. Are they warm, welcoming, and friendly? Are they open to suggestions or shut down your ideas and requests quickly? Also, if you close your eyes, can you imagine your big day at this venue? It’s a good idea to make a pros and cons list with your partner and then go with your gut-feel.
Are You Looking for a Beautiful Country Wedding?
If a romantic country wedding is what you have been dreaming of, then why not start your tour at Hollow Hill’s unique outdoor barn-style wedding venue in Weatherford, Texas? Not only is it beautiful and atmospheric, but the large barn doors can be opened to create a grand entrance or courtyard. Oozing charm and elegance, the Barn can accommodate a party as large as 250.
At Hollow Hill, we can assist with making your dream wedding come true. We can transform the venue to reflect your personality using decor, flowers, lighting, and more. Photo opportunities are in abundance in the gardens, countryside pecan groves, rolling pastures, and picturesque woods. And, with climate-controlled indoor spaces and fire pits, you can’t imagine a cozier venue––no matter the season.
Schedule a virtual tour to see one of the best rustic wedding venues in Fort Worth, Texas, and we can start planning your big day. For more information on the ultimate Texas wedding venue. Contact us today!