When throwing a quinceañera party, one important step is to choose the venue. It is the place where all the magic will happen, so you should consider all the possibilities before choosing. 

How to pick the perfect venue for having a memorable party? Follow these suggestions.

1. Do Your Research

When searching for the perfect venue, you should thoroughly research your options. You can also ask your friends about places they know, especially the girls who had their quinceañera before and might have the contact of some venue managers.

Research online and call the numbers you find on the Internet. Be creative and think of places that are suitable for your event and might not be on the regular research results.

2. Come Up with Your Criteria

When choosing the venue, you should know what you want. Ask your parents and sponsors about:

Budget: how much are they willing to pay for the venue?

The number of guests: how many people are you supposed to invite?

Will you have a mass? Is it important that the reception is close to the mass or do you have transportation to all guests in your religious ceremony?

Those are the first things you should know in order to have the criteria to choose your venue. 

You should also ask yourself:

Do you prefer an indoor or outside event?

Does the place have enough room for all your guests?

How easy is it to decorate? Some places already have a garden or furniture decoration that makes it easier and cheaper to decorate. Take that into consideration when choosing your venue.

Consider the location. Is it easy for your guests to find? Will they need a car for going?

How responsive was the venue manager? This is something important to consider because if you have any problem with the venue, you’ll want support from the owners. If they are not responsive when trying to get the clients, will they be if you have a problem? Probably not.

If there are guests out of town coming to your reception, is it a place they can easily find?

3. Visit the venues

Visit every venue possible. You can make a table with the list of the ones you will visit in order of preference and then use the columns to say the pros and cons of each. Have your family helping you so that you have more people checking out for details.

Make sure to have a list of questions to ask them when visiting. This will give you a better understanding of whether the place suits your needs or not. Also, it will help you when comparing the places. You can ask them about:

their policies for catering and decoration services

if there are time limits for music

how soon can you start preparing your decoration and how late can you take it off

is there a parking lot your guests can use?

if there are multiple spaces, are all of them included in your contract?

After visiting the venues, you will have a more concrete idea of what is possible to do and which places have more to do with the style you were thinking to your party. 

Ask the venue manager if there are packages with decoration or buffet services you can hire and compare those values with how much you would spend hiring different services. 

We hope this article helped you prepare for your upcoming Quinceanera! Follow these tips to have a special night!