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Must-Have Wedding Venue Amenities

As you plan your dream wedding, there are countless details to consider. The flowers, number of guests, season, and so much more.

One of the most crucial aspects of the planning process is selecting the perfect wedding venue. And the perfect wedding venue will have all the right amenities. But what amenities should you be looking for in your wedding venue?

The perfect wedding venue needs to offer more than just the right space for your ceremony and reception. Read on to learn more about the must-have wedding venue amenities and how to find them.

Kendall Point patio set up for outdoor ceremony on the bottom porch.

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Must-Have Amenity #1: A Preferred Vendor List

At the top of our must-have amenities is the preferred vendor list. Don’t mistake preferred for required. A top-notch wedding venue will have a list of preferred vendors that have been vetted and that they’ve worked with time and time again.

Your wedding venue is telling you that they trust these vendors to do great work for your big day, so you can too, and this carefully curated list of trusted professionals is essential in creating a smooth and stress-free wedding planning experience.

Working with preferred vendors also means they’ll already be familiar with your venue’s landscape and policies. They have a proven track record of excellence, guaranteeing that your wedding day will be executed flawlessly.

A preferred vendor list drastically cuts down on your wedding planning time, leaving you more time to spend dress shopping and bachelor/bachelorette weekend planning!

Must-Have Amenity #2: Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony Space

Don’t leave your wedding ceremony to chance when it comes to the weather. Your wedding venue should always have multiple ceremony options.

If the rain comes in suddenly on your big day, you want a wedding venue that can quickly move the ceremony, cocktail hour, and all the other festivities indoors—and at no extra cost.

If the temperature for your August wedding turns out to be even hotter than expected, you shouldn’t have to suffer outdoors. Having climate-controlled facilities is also crucial to keeping you and your guests comfortable no matter the elements.

When you’re touring wedding venues, be sure to get a look at all their indoor and outdoor options, so you know what’s available to you.

Wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses handing in Kendall Point bridal suite.

Must-Have Amenity #3: State-of-the-Art Bridal Suite and Groom’s Suite

A luxurious bridal suite is an essential amenity for any wedding venue.

You need an area large enough for you and your entire bridal party to get ready for the ceremony. You want it to be comfortable, private, and of course, picturesque.

And don’t forget about your groom! He needs space to get ready and relax with his closest friends and family as well before all the festivities begin.

Having a comfortable bridal and groom’s suite is also crucial so the couple has somewhere to go for a private moment if they ever need one during the reception—or if the bride needs somewhere to change into her reception dress.

Must-Have Amenity #4: Professional Staff

An experienced and dedicated staff is key to making your wedding day run smoothly.

If your venue has a venue coordinator on staff, it will go a long way toward making the day easier for you and your wedding planner or wedding coordinator. A venue that handles the cleanup for you will also be easier on your budget and wedding timeline.

Be sure to ask venues how many of their staff will be helping with the venue setup on the day of your wedding, so you and your planner have an idea of how long it will take.

Wedding reception setup in Kendall Point grand ballroom.

Must-Have Amenity #5: Tables, Chairs, Parking, and Accessibility

Before you book your wedding venue, ask how many tables and chairs are included in your rental so you know if it will fit your guestlist. And be sure to ask if you can include additional seating and what the fee is, or if you can bring in your own.

Adequate parking and accessibility are also essential amenities for any wedding venue.

Make sure your wedding venue can fit all your guests’ cars—or the parking lot has room for a shuttle—and also scope out how walkable the venue is. Will your elderly guests have to contend with stairs or rocky terrain? If so, does the venue have a plan to alleviate that?

Finally, be sure your venue has appropriate restrooms to accommodate your guests for the duration of your wedding and reception.

Must-Have Amenity #6: Customizable Floor Plans

Every wedding is unique, and your venue should reflect that. After all, you want to tailor your venue to your dream wedding vision.

Your venue may already be ornate and specifically decorated, but if that décor doesn’t match your wedding plans, it’s not the right venue.

Instead, a venue that’s more of a blank slate that can be decorated however you see fit—whether it’s to align with a specific wedding theme or a holiday wedding—gives you more opportunities to make your wedding décor truly speak to your personality.

Bride and groom kiss on swing in front of Kendall Point lake.

Must-Have Amenity #7: Great Photo Spots

If you really want your wedding photos to pop, you’ll want plenty of stunning background options.

When touring wedding venues, keep an eye out for beautiful photo spots. Whether it’s in the bridal suite, at the ceremony spot, on the dance floor, and everywhere in between, make sure you have plenty of options so your photos are just as varied as they are gorgeous.

Must-Have Amenity #8: Ample Time & Exclusive Use of the Venue

No one wants to feel rushed on their wedding day. That’s why choosing a venue that gives you a full day’s access is your best option.

If your wedding begins at 6PM but you can access the bridal suite beginning at 10AM, that gives you plenty of time for makeup, hair, and photos without adding extra transportation to the mix. It also means you can leave personal items in the groom’s suite during the reception without worrying about them.

Exclusive access also means the day is about you and only you. You don’t need to worry about being out by a certain time so another couple can set up, and you don’t need to worry about other couples touring the venue on your day.

Choose a venue that truly makes your wedding days yours.

Kendall Point Has Every Must-Have Amenity for the Perfect Wedding Venue

The amenities a wedding venue has to offer are just as important as the look and of course price of the venue itself.

At Kendall Point, we check off every item on the must-have amenities list.

Every couple gets full, exclusive access to our stunning venue from 10AM to midnight, we have plenty of parking, and we offer golf carts to help people get to the ceremony site. Every inch of our facility and grounds, from the balconies to the grand staircases, makes for a stunning photo spot and has the beautiful Texas Hill Country in the background.

Plus, we have equally stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony options, and we don’t charge for last-minute changes because of weather. We’ve hosted more than 1,000 weddings, so you can trust the vendors on our preferred vendor list to provide you with excellent service.

And there’s so much more. So if you’re ready to start planning your dream wedding, schedule a virtual or in-person tour of Kendall Point today!


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