6 Considerations in Selecting a Destination Wedding Venue

Who needs nuptials like the rich and famous, when a destination wedding streamlines coordinating all those minor and major details? But, not all destination wedding venues meet the demands of the big day. Consider the following criteria for booking the best wedding venue.

  1. Budget accordingly. With wedding costs averaging more than $26,000 dollars, destination weddings afford a flexible approach to tie the knot. Destination weddings offer the best of both worlds: a place to host the ceremony and reception, plus the honeymoon. Set a firm spending limit for your big day and work within your budget!
    Wedding venue note: Most hotels, resorts and destination wedding venues charge a flat rate for the room with an additional fee for audio visual equipment, staffing and so forth. Make sure to ask about additional costs when looking into a wedding venue.
  2. Plan a domestic nuptial. Weddings beyond America’s borders may be exotic or exiting, but they are often a deterrent for family and friends unable to leave the country. Choose a destination wedding within the United States to ease guests’ travel, expenditures and time.
    In fact, many wedding planners advise a centralized venue, located within a four or five hour drive (for most of the guests). For instance, many brides who live in the Southeast, such Georgia, Florida, or South Carolina, and especially brides from the Atlanta area, are choosing destination weddings near the Atlantic coast.
  3. Lodging for everyone. When planning a wedding destination, calculate which guests are most likely to make the trek. Use this number to assess which resorts will have ample rooms to accommodate the wedding party.
    Note that some destination wedding hotels block off a specific number of rooms and have minimum night stay requirements (especially on the weekend).
  4. Stunning views. Think wedding photos and memories. Another essential consideration in selecting the perfect wedding destination is the need for a breathtaking milieu to exchange vows. Choose a resort with a variety of locations for the ceremony and reception. The King and Prince offers a variety of venue spaces based on the size of your party or music requirements.
  5. Plenty of area attractions. A mix of historical sites, shopping centers and fun activities give newlyweds as well their wedding guests ample activities to explore the day before or after the wedding. On Saint Simons Island, honeymooners and other vacationers can golf, shop, play on the beach and much more!
  6. Perks, deals and incentives. Compare venues for the perks and incentives. Some wedding destinations provide amenities such as a complimentary exercise facility, free parking and Wi-Fi for overnight guests.

Thinking of a destination wedding at The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island? Our wedding specialists, Ruth Driggs and Scarlett Starr, would love to discuss your ideas! Contact us today!