Does your Wedding Ceremony Venue have Amenities?
Does a wedding ceremony venue need to have amenities? Picture this – You dream of having your romantic wedding ceremony on a cliff high above your favourite bit of ocean or landscape. The wedding party is OK; you are arriving in a helicopter. Your Guests (and your Celebrant, Photographer, etc are not so lucky. They have to drive, or walk up a road that leads off another road that is quite a way from anywhere!
Look After Your Guests
Recall, you invited your guests! They expect that you will at least consider their basic needs. Basic needs can only be met by having amenities available. Amenities include services such as toilets, showers, electricity, shelter, drinking water.
Your chosen wedding ceremony venue may not have amenities on site. This does not mean that the venue is unsuitable for your wedding ceremony. However, you do have to think about your guests and service providers.
Where are the closest public amenities located? How do you tell people about what is, and what is not available on site? This map of national public amenities is a good start. You can check the availability of amenities in public parks and areas. Even if your wedding ceremony venue is in a private venue, this information can be helpful.
As a Brisbane Marriage Celebrant, it is my responsibility to ensure the welfare, not only of myself, but also of your guests at your wedding ceremony. One of my key questions is about the availability of wedding ceremony venue amenities. I also ask you how you will be advising your guests about your wedding ceremony venue. Here are some questions for you to think about.
- How easy is it to get there?
- Do we need to bring umbrellas?
- Do we need to bring drinking water?
- Where are the nearest toilets?
Your Guests are VIPs (Very Important Persons). Look after your guests’ needs and your guests will be happy! Happy guests make for a happy celebration.
You will find other helpful links and resources for choosing a venue for your wedding ceremony on the Links & Resources page of this website.