8 | Understanding Your Wedding Venue’s Capacity

Selecting a venue is one of the biggest decisions of the wedding planning process. If it’s too small for your anticipated guest count, it’s going to be uncomfortable. And if it’s too big, you’ll either have to spend more money on decor to transform the space or it may end up feeling empty. In this episode of the Almost to the Aisle Wedding Planning Podcast, professional wedding planners Kimberly Rhodes and Luke Wilson talk about venue capacities and things to know before you just go off that chart on the venue’s website. Listen in as these two wedding planning pros share their best tips for things to know and things to ask about a venue’s capacity before signing on the dotted line.

In this episode, listeners will hear about:

  • Venue capacity charts and why what a venue can fit in the space is not always what should fit in the space
  • Elements of a wedding that can affect the space needed, including dance floors, band stages, bars, and food stations
  • What to ask for after a venue site visit to better understand the space
  • The planners’ thoughts on RSVP rates and the numbers you can invite, knowing that there likely won’t be 100% attendance

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