5 Things to Consider Before Starting your Massachusetts Wedding Venue Search?

Massachusetts Wedding Venue
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Congratulations! You have a shiny ring on your finger and are probably bubbling over with excitement!  Whether you were expecting this, or it was a complete surprise, take some time to enjoy ALL the joy before you dive deep into the planning for your wedding!

How you plan depends greatly on your personality.  Some need to have spreadsheets and lists, while others go more with their gut feeling and what inspires them in the moment.  Either way, The Tiffany Ballroom has put together a list of things you should consider before starting your venue search.

Guest List

Before you begin searching for a Massachusetts wedding venue, you need to have an idea of how many guests you will be inviting.  Start by putting together a list with your partner, and then asking anyone contributing to the wedding which guests they will want to invite. You can create an A and B list, or a list with plus ones and one with singles only.  This gives you the range you will be in for your reception.

Will you be including children at the reception?  Make sure to include them in the count.  You do not want to fall in love with a venue with a small capacity if your guest list greatly exceeds it.  The same for loving a huge venue if you have your heart set on an intimate wedding.  Having a guest count with a plus or minus range or 25 guests or so will help you narrow down your venue search based on capacity.

Date and Season

Massachusetts Wedding Venue
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While you may have a specific date in mind for your wedding (and that is ok), allowing some flexibility will allow you more options for Massachusetts wedding venues.  Think about your likes and dislikes as well as any limitations you may have for time off.  Do you hate sweating? Then you can probably rule out a summer wedding reception.  However, if you are a teacher, summer may be the perfect time for you as you have more time off.  If you are looking for a budget friendly option, ask about off season dates.


This may be the toughest part to figure out.  While you want to have everything your heart desires for your wedding day, starting a marriage in debt is never a good idea.  Sit down with your partner and have an open and honest discussion about how much you are comfortable spending for your big day.  This may mean booking your wedding for a bit further in the future to allow you to save up.  If you have parents or family members who are willing to contribute to the wedding, combine that with what you are willing to contribute to get your overall budget.  You may be able to score some great discounts, if you are willing to host your reception on an off-season date or season! Finding a wedding venue with a complete package like the Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood in Massachusetts,will save you both money and time.


Massachusetts Wedding Venue
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Whether you have dreamed about your wedding since you were a child or not, you probably have a good idea of the overall style that you would like.  Keep in mind that your dream Massachusetts wedding venue is out there, you may just have to add in additional amenities to make the day run smoothly. Having a remote venue in the country is perfect for a rustic wedding, but with a lot of out of town guests you may need to hire additional transportation to and from the reception.  A stunning space like the Tiffany Ballroom gives you all the amenities of a standalone venue (including its own entrance) but has the added benefit of on-site hotel accommodations and photo locations.


Consider how much time you have to devote to your wedding planning.  Are you a DIY master who plans on crafting your way to the big day? Or are you an Etsy fanatic ready to purchase all the special details you want?  Maybe you are neither and want to have someone handle all the details for you.  Finding a location like the Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood in Massachusetts makes planning easy with our complete packages.  Packages include options such as unlimited food, but also the wedding cake, flowers centerpieces, bouquets, and DJ service.  You have options to customize everything without the leg work!


Now that you have tackled the tough questions, it is time to begin your Massachusetts wedding venue search. Wedding sites like The Knot or Wedding Wire are the most popular way to start searching for your wedding venue, but you can also ask friends and family for recommendations.  Filter by the general area you are looking for, and make sure to check that the venue fits within your budget and guest count. Make sure to include your guest count, and your desired date/season when you request information from a venue. This will ensure you get the correct package and pricing.  Once you see pricing, if you are still interested, set up a tour, and ask for a rough estimate.  Be upfront about any budget constraints and if you are flexible with your date or guest list to make it work!

Whether you are planning for 50 guests or 450 guests, modern, classic, romantic or something in between, the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood in Massachusetts has options for all! With budget friendly pricing for off season dates and complete wedding packages featuring the area’s top vendors, let us help you plan your dream wedding!

For information call 781-255-3159 or email us at tiffanyballroom@hobbsbrook.com