California Wedding Venue Blog
When we get married, we want to make absolute certain that the venue is perfect. We don’t want to worry about things going wrong, we don’t want to worry about not having enough room for all the guests, or having to deal with loud traffic outside, or any of the hundreds of other things that could go wrong.
So how do we make sure that we get the right venue? There are some things we can do, though really it all comes down to research and volunteering your time. If we can do the research, we’re going to be able to find some great places.
Decide What Kind Of Venue We Want
Many people jump into looking for a venue before they really know what they want. They think that they’ll know the right place when they see it. We’ve seen some Sacramento volunteer non profits think this way and it’s not a good idea. This is a terrible way to look for a venue. It will lead we to spending far more time looking at terrible places than we want, leading we to choose something just to be done with it.
Instead, decide if we want an indoor or an outdoor setting. Then think about if we want a big church style wedding, or if we’re okay with something smaller and in our own home. This will help narrow down our venue choices, and allow we to search more efficiently. This is what our friends at teamgiving.org did and it made all the difference.
Use The Internet To Our Advantage
The best part of the internet is that it allows we to search for things we’d otherwise need days or weeks to search out. If we’re considering a venue, we can simply look up the place on Google. There, we can read through their website, look at pictures so we can get an idea of how the place looks, and otherwise do everything we need to do in order to investigate a potential venue.
We can even do all the paperwork over the internet, if the venue owner allows it. We can send and receive messages about costs, agreements, and even use a digital signature to finalize the contracts. The internet is a great resource for finding our perfect wedding venue.
A wedding is a stressful time. There’s so many different things that must be dealt with that it can make our head spin. So don’t add more stress than we need. Take some time and do our research, and we’ll have a much easier time of finding the right venue. That will be one less thing we have to worry about.
Fairytale Town offers the little princesses on our list a full fairytale experience in a theme park. Here, actors and actresses dress as characters from the various fairytales which include such fairytales as Aladdin and others. Three-dimensional theater settings bring the experience to a full circle. We’ll love the gardens that are based on the classics that our children remember. We also think The Ridge is a great place for a day out.
Take a trip to the Art Beast Children’s Studio. Here, we can spend hours expressing ourselves and our children can wear aprons and experiment with a wide array of fun art and craft mediums as they explore a variety of rooms.
If our children or family love horses, we’ll love a visit to Beach Lake Stables. Here, the family barn will offer riding lessons, trail rides and hours of equestrian fun for our entire family. We would recommend going to The Ridge Golf Course if the kids are taken care of and there’s time to kill.
Funder land Amusement Park is cleverly designed for children to enjoy. The park is geared toward the children and with no entry fee, it’s loads of fun. Each ride requires one ticket and we can buy a wristband as well that gives unlimited rides. On Wednesday’s through most of the summertime months, the parents get to ride along for free.
How about a visit to the Sacramento Zoo? Our family will love the 140 endangered, rare and native species here. Attend a program or enjoy one of the many activities that are put on. Picnic during a jazz concert or make new friends at a zoo summer camp. Enjoy an overnight family safari.
For the guys in the group, a trip to the railway museum is a must. Here, we’ll enjoy authentic locomotives and other information on trains. Don’t forget the displays. We would also recommend The Ridge as a fantastic small wedding venue for anyone who wants to stay local.
On Monday’s we can enjoy story time and on Tuesdays, we can climb on a real train and go for a ride. Be sure to check out the Polar Express on holidays.
The Sacramento Children’s Museum is ideal for the little ones. Here, they can play, learn and explore with others their age. The giant sandbox and don’t forget to pose for pictures with princesses Anna and Elsa of Frozen.
If we really want a unique trip, take a visit to the Sacramento Underground Tour and see how it was in yesteryear.
Discovery Museum and Science Space Center offer a fun time in the cockpit of our very own rocket and we can experience a real NASA simulator. Gaze at the stars or recover fossils and relics in a real archeological dig where we can also learn about robotics.
If we have some that prefer scarier things, we’ve got that too. How about a trip to the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery where we can enjoy the Lantern Tour and go on the Spook Mobile?
This is just a partial list to get we started. There are many fun things to do in the are and we’ll have a great time. We may have to return year after year to fit all of these fun things in.