Photo Credit: Kristi Wright Photography 

Photo Credit: Kristi Wright Photography 

While searching for a reception venue, you will find that many factors will dictate if a reception site is a good fit for you. Besides the fact that you may have fallen in love with the space, does it have an area for your ceremony? Can all your guests fit comfortably?  Is there a Plan B? All of these questions are ones you need to keep in mind for your reception venue.

If you choose to have your wedding ceremony at one location and your reception at another, be prepared to spend more. Separate spaces can lead to extra costs that can include in-between transportation for you and your wedding party, venue fees, and photography and videography costs. Hosting your wedding in two locations can eat up time that otherwise could have been designated for photos if your ceremony and reception venue were on one property.

Photo Credit: Jenna McElroy Photography 

Photo Credit: Jenna McElroy Photography 

One major question you need to be answered right off the bat is can all your guests fit in your reception venue? Fitting your entire guest list seem like a no-brainer, but if you tour a venue that you decide is the place you need to have your reception at, you will have to make some tough decisions. Overcrowding the space can be a fire hazard so you will have to choose between cutting down your guest list to fit in the venue or part ways with the venue you love to find a new location.

Noise is an important factor as well as privacy on your wedding day. You do not want your reception venue to be right off a busy street, noise or unexpected guests can take away from your romantic evening. Wanting to keep the event private, you will need to ask the reception venue if your wedding will be the only event hosted on that day. If it is not, you will need to decide if you do not mind other guests peeping in on your wedding reception.

Photo Credit: Elisabeth Carol Photography

Photo Credit: Elisabeth Carol Photography

The weather usually refuses to cooperate and rains when you wish for sunny days, this is also the case for wedding days. If you dreamed of a night under the stars for your wedding reception or opt for an outdoor cocktail hour but Mother Nature has another plan, will your reception space be prepared? A Plan B should always be in the back of you and your planner’s mind to anticipate the unexpected so on the day of your wedding, the day runs smoothly without any hiccups.

Ma Maison was specifically built as a wedding venue, which answers many questions for brides and grooms planning their wedding. Three outdoor ceremony sites grace the property nestled on 23 acres of rolling Texas Hill Country. These outdoor sites range in 150-600 for guest seating. Since Ma Maison has three ceremony sites at the venue, as well as The Great Hall for the reception, the bride and groom in addition to their guests will not have to travel between two locations for the wedding, eliminating potential extra costs. To ensure an intimate gathering, Ma Maison only hosts one event per day. Rain will not ruin a couples’ day at Ma Maison, the covered trellis, allows the festivities to continue even if it showers on the wedding day.