Why Restaurants Are the Hottest Wedding Venue Trend

October 15, 2018

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As more couples look to personalize their day and downsize their wedding in favor of a more intimate affair with their favorite people, restaurant weddings are becoming more popular. Having a restaurant wedding allows you to create an intimate dinner party setting rather than the traditional wedding dinner reception. If you still aren't convinced, below are the 5 top reasons to host your wedding at your favorite restaurant.

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1) It Will Feel Intimate and Warm

Rather than being in a grand hotel ballroom, wouldn't it be nice to celebrate your nuptials at your favorite special occasion restaurant? You already love the staff. It will be like having a dinner party at your home except you don't have to do the dishes!

2) You Can Serve Your Favorite Food

A HUGE factor in where people decide to have their wedding is the food they can serve. Knowing the restaurant can already make your favorite dishes is a big advantage. Now you can share your favorite tuna tartare appetizer that you've been telling them to try for months!

3) Unique

You've been to so many hotel, barn, and vineyard weddings and want something that feels like you. Restaurant weddings are a great opportunity for you to create a unique experience that is a true reflection of you and your spouse's style.

4) Built-in Decor

No need to spend time on Pinterest trying to decide on a theme for your wedding. While you can still choose sentimental details that will illustrate special aspects of your relationship, the restaurant will already have a distinct vibe, either modern, industrial, or something else. So you can put money that would normally be spent on furniture rentals like tables, chairs, china, flatware, even linens towards a more meaningful experience for your guests.

5) Accessible

Unless you're planning a destination restaurant wedding, your favorite restaurant is probably just a 20 minute ride away. You can easily pop in for a walkthrough with your vendors or deliver your decor the day before the wedding on your way home from work that week. And your local friends will love that they don't have to pay for an expensive flight and hotel room.

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While a restaurant wedding isn't for everyone, there is a reason more couples are opting to choose a restaurant for their wedding venue instead of a generic hotel. Your wedding is a reflection of you and your relationship. A cookie-cutter venue just won't cut it and I completely agree! To find out how I can help you save time so you can get back your life and whatever makes you happiest while still planning a wedding that's a true reflection of you, schedule a complimentary consultation today. 2021 will be here before you know it.

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