Two Most Frequently Asked Wedding Venue Questions

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Your wedding venue can make or mar your wedding. Before you book your venue, you must ask some important questions to be sure that you make the right decision. We understand this and would be delighted to answer whatever questions you might have about ours. Hunt Country Celebrations has the best locations for your wedding in Northern Virginia and here are some frequently asked questions that we’ve taken the liberty to give you answers to.

  • What Is Your Guest Capacity?

Most couples usually find problems when it comes to this. It is worse when it comes to trying to book a venue that turns out either smaller or larger. Most venues will give you a general ballpark of how many guests they can cater to, but we find that most couples always want to double-check their venue capacity. Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we have 14 different venues that can handle anything from the intimate wedding you want to a bigger wedding. Just head on over to the venues tab on our home page and then select the venue that bests fits the wedding that you have in mind.

  • Do You Have A Wet-Weather Option?

A common mistake when it comes to factoring in the weather for your big day is remembering about wet weather options and not considering what to do if your bad weather instead turns out to be a 40+ degree day. This is particularly important if you’re hosting your wedding outside, it’s important to chat with your venue about what options they have for potential rain as well as a heatwave. It’s just as important to have an undercover spot for yourself and your guests if it’s raining as it is to have an indoor and airconditioned area for your wedding in the case of extreme heat. Our venues here at Hunt Country Celebrations have options that you can choose from depending on the time of the year and the weather.

When it comes to weddings, our venues represent some of the most romantic, practical and unexpected options. Why not find the one you love the most and book fast? We’re nestled in the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Mountains in the heart of Northern Virginia’s Horse & Wine Country, and only 40 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Contact us today.

The Five People Your Wedding Can’t Do Without

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A wedding has many skilled people behind the scenes: the couple, vendors, wedding planners, and guests. We at Hunt Country Celebrations offer you the best of everything when it comes to holding your wedding in Northern Virginia. From small intimate weddings to affairs of 3000 guests, we have everything that you need, so why not contact us today? In the meantime, here are 5 people that you can’t do without at your wedding.

  • An Officiant

If you want your marriage to be legal, you need an officiant. Whether he or she is a minister or a close friend who is licensed, officiants can really make a wedding. You also need two reliable witnesses over the age of 18 to be present.

  • An Amazing DJ/Wedding Band

A wedding entertainer is a must-have at your wedding. A good musician, band or DJ will entertain with music, read the crowd perfectly and match their needs throughout your ceremony.

  • A Wedding Day Coordinator

This is the superhero you need to make sure everything goes smoothly on that day. The wedding coordinator makes sure that your wedding experience is effortlessly enjoyable and will handle all the issues as they come up. They keep the cog spinning behind the scenes.

  • A Great Bartender

Investing in a good bartender instantly ensures a better wedding for you and your guests. From chatting with your guests, serving them drinks efficiently to giving them a soft drink or water instead, in a subtle inoffensive way where necessary. Wedding bartenders are important and should not be overlooked.

  • A Perfect Photographer

Pictures of your wedding will stay with you forever so you need the right photographer to take them. The photographer should know when to fit into the background and when to be the life of the party. They should not also be afraid to tell your guests to smile for a picture.

Hunt Country Celebrations is like your one-stop shop when it comes to the right venue and all of the above people. We are comprised of all the professionals that will make your wedding a success, right from it’s planning stages to the day after. Why not contact us today? We’ll be glad to hear from you.

Fun Wedding Send-Off Ideas

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In the day’s pasts, guests threw grains of rice at the end of the wedding ceremony as a symbol of fertility and good fortune to send off the couple for their new life together. These days, however, couples are choosing to go with much more creative ideas for wedding send-offs and we’ve chronicled some of them in this post.

  • Sparklers

Sparklers are a fun and cost-effective way to incorporate lots of your guests into your wedding send-off. This trend has been big for the past few years and is still going strong. Just be sure to tell your photographer ahead of time so that they can set up the right lighting for the darkened sky.

  • Fireworks

Fireworks are the perfect way to start your married life with a bang! Gather your guests together for a beautiful show to light up the sky and create a memorable send-off. You also have to give your photographer a heads up ahead of this one too so that they can properly position themselves to capture you and the spectacle.

  • Confetti

You can either use the traditional paper confetti or go with something more eco-friendly like flower petals. Just make sure to designate someone to give a countdown so that your guests are ready to shower you as you exit your reception.

  • The Sunset

If you don’t want to use any of the above props for your wedding send-off, why not try being gone with the sunset? Literally! A sunset backdrop will make for a soft and romantic way for your guests to bid you goodbye.

  • A Dance-Off

Another way to have your wedding send-off without using props, gather your wedding party and have them dance you off for a memorable, personal and fun memory to end your ceremony.

Hunt Country Celebrations is location 40 minutes Southwest of Washington DC and offers you great wedding packages. Why not give us a call today and let us discuss which of these creative send-offs you can incorporate into your wedding ceremony and show you our amazing choice of venues for your wedding? We’ll be waiting to hear from you.

Small Touches to Increase Guest’s Comfort at Your Wedding

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Your wedding day is all about you and your happiness. You won’t, however, be happy if your guests are unhappy and uncomfortable at your ceremony. It is usually a good idea to imagine yourself in your guest’s shoes at your wedding so that you ensure that you foresee all possible needs and meet them. Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we have everything you need to make your wedding beautiful for you and your guests. We are located in the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Mountains in the heart of Northern Virginia’s Horse & Wine Country, and are only 40 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Here are a few tips on special things you could do to ensure your guest’s comfort at your wedding.

  • Guest comfort stations:

Again, the secret to being successful with this is putting yourself in your guest’s shoes on the day of your wedding. If it’s a hot summer wedding, your comfort station could include cold water, sunglasses and paper fans. A wedding reception happening in the fall should have blankets and other things to help your guests keep warm when the temperature drops in the evening. Another great idea is to have flip flops that your guests can change into, to relive their feet after your ceremony.

  • Personalize your wedding to include your guests:

From songs you share with them, to old photos that can come up if you choose to have a slide show, things like this are sure to make your guests feel warm and appreciated.

  • Stick to the schedule:

Try your best to stick to the schedule of your wedding. Guests are sure to be unhappy if you keep them waiting too long and you should keep this in mind, especially for your ceremony and dinner times. Dinner should be served at least 30 to 45 minutes after your reception has begun, and your guests should get their food quickly and efficiently. One of the strong reasons why people attend weddings is for free food, so getting it right where food is concerned is a sure way to keep them happy.

Our catering team at Hunt Country Celebrations is made up of professionals who will handle your event catering from setup to cleanup. We are also a perfect wedding location in Northern Virginia that provides exquisite services. Our premier wedding and reception services will cover all of your wedding details to ensure an unparalleled standard of excellence.

Your Northern Virginia Wedding

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Northern Virginia is known to be a combination of two worlds: the modern and the country. Our wedding locations at Hunt Country Celebrations also mirrors that. We’re 40 miles southwest of Washington DC and offer you from stately southern mansions to elegant vineyards.

The summers of Northern Virginia are quite humid and is also the time where the most rainfall is experienced. The winters can hit record lows, while the spring can hit both highs and the lows depending on the month.

Fall is also made of high and low temperatures but has much lower humidity than the summer. If you asked us to choose, we’d advise you to have a fall wedding.

  • Beauty

The fall foliage would be sure to enhance the beauty of your event and is at its peak in mid-October. You can save costs by making use of the natural beauty around you, plus fall weddings with dark themes are usually a beauty to behold.

  • Weather

During fall, the sweltering heat of the summer is gone and most of the high season tourists are gone with it. This means less traffic. It is wedding season though, so your costs might be on the high side. Fall weather is also perfect as it is usually peaceful with no sudden surprise weather changes.

  • Pictures

Talking about pictures, fall is the best time to get the most amazing pictures in Northern Virginia. Everything from the weather, to the lighting and the foliage, combines to produce memorable and beautiful photos.

  • Our Location

One of the best locations to take advantage of for your wedding in Northern Virginia is Hunt Country Celebrations. We can handle your small intimate wedding or your big wedding party, whichever you see fit. We have experienced professionals that can assist you with every bit of your wedding planning and our venues are excellent and unparalleled.

Take advantage of our all in one location for you and your guest’s convenience at Hunt Country Celebrations. We’ll be expecting your call. We promise to give you and your guests beautiful memories of your wedding day. If you’re looking for an amazing wedding venue in Northern Virginia, we are your best bet.

A Big Wedding or a Small Wedding

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A Big Wedding or a Small Wedding

Hunt Country Celebrations has a wealth of wonderful things ready for your wedding. We are an excellent wedding venue that can easily make any type of wedding look grand and fabulous, so your only focus should be on deciding what kind of wedding you want. If you’re unsure whether you want to have a big wedding or a small one, we’ve written this post to help you.

Big Weddings:

Big weddings depending on where you are from, might mean a guest list of 300 and above. The following are the pros and cons of a big wedding:

Pros

  • You will have no restrictions on your guest list. For your big wedding, you can invite any and everyone. There will be no squabbles or feeling left out where your guest list is concerned.
  • You will have more fun and partying. The more the merrier is the key here. The more people you have attending your event, the more fun it will be for you.
  • You also get more gifts. All those people you are inviting will not be coming empty-handed for your ceremony. You are sure to get lots of gifts.

Cons

  • You will certainly be breaking the bank for this one. Big weddings mean more cost per head, so be ready for it.
  • Less intimacy will be a problem. It is a wedding tradition for the bride and groom to spend some time welcoming each guest. This is unachievable with a big wedding due to the sheer number of people in attendance.
  • You will have a harder time planning it. Think of the seating arrangements, for example, you or your wedding planner will face a lot of work getting it right.

Small Weddings:

A wedding is considered small if the guests are less than 120 in number.

Pros

  • Your budget will be sufficient. If your wedding is small, it will go easy on your account and the quality of your occasion will be better are there are fewer people to cater for.
  • You can have intimacy. This is because you’ll be inviting only the family and friends closest to you. You can spend time personally welcoming your guests to the ceremony.
  • It is less stressful. A small wedding is easier to plan than a bigger wedding.

Cons

  • Your guest list will be restricted. You won’t be able to invite everyone and there’s sure to be a little friction over who gets to come and who doesn’t.
  • Your partying will be less. Yes, you’ll have fun, but not as much as you would, if you were having a big wedding.

Whether you choose a big wedding or a small one, Hunt Country Celebrations has a great wedding package for you. We are located only 40 miles Southwest of Washington DC. Why not choose us as your wedding location? Call us today!