Location, Location, Location

Picking the right wedding reception location is important but the ceremony choice is even more important! You have to first decide what type of ceremony you would like to have:

First Baptist Church | Photo by Rising Star

  • Traditional Church?

  • Garden?

  • Outdoor location like a roof top or deck?

  • Hotel Room?

  • Museum?

  • Chapel?

The list can truly go on and on, but it ultimately depends on what you and your fiancé want to do for your ceremony. Were you both raised in religious families and your church home is where you always imagined your ceremony? Are you having a small, intimate wedding with 75 people or less and you and your fiancé have different religious backgrounds? If that's the case maybe an outdoor location or museum may be ideal. Are you having a large group of guests (150+) in a city that neither of you are from and will utilize the hotel space for the ceremony and reception because most guests are staying at the hotel? There are so many options and choosing one should be a joint effort!

Here are some pro’s and con’s to some of the most popular ceremony location options:


Mount Zion Church in Warrensville Heights, Ohio | Photo by JazzyMae Photography

Pentecostal Church of Christ | Photo by Dion Harris


Beautiful Buildings

Budget Friendly (if you’re a member)

There is usually a routine in place for weddings

Flexible start times (you can have ceremony earlier in the day and reception later)