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Choosing a Wedding Venue – Tips From Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Erica Serrano Photography

Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

 

Drive around the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, and you will come across some of the most beautiful wedding venues.  Today we are here to help you to choose which of these fantastic spaces fits your wedding and your vision.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, gives some tips for making this important decision, and helping you craft the wedding of your dreams.

Wedding reception room view

KNS Inhouse Photographer, Brant Daniel Photography

 

  • Know your total event budget and Estimate your guest list

Last blog we talked about that b word – budget.  When choosing your venue, it comes up again as important because your budget will help you determine which venues are realistically feasible for you to use on your wedding day. In this market, the average venue for an average wedding is about 20% of the budget. A wedding planner can help you craft and manage your budget, so it’s wise to get one involved from the very beginning.

Before you contact venues, create your guest list. You need to know how much space you’ll need for 85% of your guest list to sit down for dinner.

River Ridge Golf Club Ceremony

Photo by Azul Photography

  • Talk to a planner and Research venues in the area

A wedding planner, like Knots ‘N Such, can be a tremendous help in casting your vision and finding venues that fit your needs. When making your initial budget, determine if a wedding planner fits into that budget and will help you be satisfied at the end of your day. At the very least,  a month of coordinator is essential and can offer advice even during the planning process.

Also, research the venues in your area, check out their websites to see what they offer.  Research photographers that have been at those venues, so you can see the venue as captured by a camera. Does the venue have photo worthy views and spots that will make your photos beautiful?  If you’re the type of bride that likes organization, create a spreadsheet with contact information and details you can gather from their website.

Bride & Groom at American Tobacco Campus

Thirteenth Moon Photography LLC

  • Find venues that fit your vision of the big day

Are you planning an industrial chic wedding?  A wedding with unique architectural features?  Are you planning ceremony and reception to be in the same space?  I suggest sitting down with your significant other and writing down your must haves, like outdoor spaces or a space the bridal party can stay the night before.  These must haves will help in finding that venue that fits you and your significant other’s wedding vision.

Corner Table and Chandileer

Photographs by Stephanie

  • Find out what’s included and preferred vendors

Each venue is a bit different and has different requirements.  In your planning process, find out what’s required or expected during the wedding time.  Do they provide in-house catering?Do you have to use one of their caterers?  Do they have a list of other vendors they require you choose from because they have a working relationship with them?  Is it an all inclusive type of venue? These sort of factors will play into your decision making.

Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Casey Rose Photography

The venue is the focal point that puts the wedding vision into motion.  It creates the ambiance, the inspiration, the storyboard of your big day.  Like we said earlier, a wedding planner, can be such a great resource in helping craft your wedding day.  Knots ‘N Such, a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, would love to help you personalize and customize your wedding, starting with that initial venue decision.  Contact us today!

XOXO,

Amy

A Raleigh Wedding Planner Spotlight: The King’s Daughters Inn

Feature photo by McCardell Photography. Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh wedding planner & florist.

 

There are a lot of fantastic wedding venues in the triangle, but The King’s Daughters Inn has captured our attention with its nuanced aesthetic and historic charm!

 

About

The King’s Daughters Inn makes a great first impression, being utterly stunning inside and out! However, this beautiful venue isn’t superficial; it has some wonderful philosophies that you can feel good about when you book! Since 2009, Colin and Deanna Crossman have run the Inn with the same core values:

  • Protect and restore the historic architecture for future generations
  • Respect the environment
  • Incorporate the most current technologies available

 

Reception Venue Shades of White and Light

Photo by Ginny Corbett Photography

 

The Difference

This historic location includes some uniquely beautiful features that won’t be found anywhere else! The rooms all differ, and from bed frames to wall color, each one possesses its own charm. Being conveniently located doesn’t hurt either! The King’s Daughters Inn is right near downtown Durham, which is home to the Durham Performing Arts Center as well as several wonderful restaurants, giving your friends and family plenty to do during their stay!

 

Gold Geometric Centerpiece

Photo by Thirteenth Moon Photography

 

Packages

The King’s Daughters Inn has 3 event rooms to choose from:

  • The Dining Room: perfect for a family breakfast, bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, or tea party
  • The Parlor: this is a great room to host an intimate wedding ceremony, cocktails, or afternoon tea
  • Brodie Duke Hall: the ideal space for a night of dancing, bridal party yoga sessions, or even a room for the groomsmen to hang out before the wedding!

 

If you decide to book the entire inn, there are definitely some perks involved!

  • Exclusive use of the inn – 20,000 square feet including 3 event spaces and 17 luxury rooms and suites
  • Overnight accommodations for 46
  • Gourmet breakfast for all overnight guests
  • Great vignettes for unique wedding photos
  • Complimentary use of tables, chairs, linens, glassware, and setup
  • Full commercial kitchen available to your choice of licensed caterer

 

Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Photo by Ultimate Images

 

With so many wonderful amenities available to brides, it’s no wonder why The King’s Daughters Inn is the recipient of so many prestigious awards, including, the AAA Four Diamond, the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Sustainability, and the Golden Leaf Award! Definitely consider The King’s Daughters Inn for your wedding or events of any kind!

Need help finding the perfect venue in the Raleigh, Chapel Hill, or Durham area? Call us here at Knots ‘N Such for custom recommendations!

XO,

Ivana

KNS Coordinator

 

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