Happy Valentine’s Day, You’re Engaged!

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic holiday of the year. For couples across the globe, it’s a day to express their love and adoration. From chocolates to flowers and fancy dinners – there are a lot of ways lovers can romance their significant others on this special day. No gesture perhaps is more intimate and memorable than being proposed to on the day that symbolizes everlasting love. Valentine’s Day engagements are very popular for this reason. If you’re one of the lucky recipients of an engagement ring this Valentine’s Day 2020 – first, congratulations!

Now the fun begins.

Like other brides and grooms before you, the planning and details you want to express on your wedding day will be a central focus as you get ready to pledge your vows to one another. If you’ve jumped right into the engagement and started to think date and location you’re already on the right path.

As experts in the wedding industry, we wanted to offer you some tips we think will help you during this part of the process to make it a little less overwhelming and a bit more enjoyable. After all, this is one of the most beautiful parts in your story, you should write it exactly as you’ve always envisioned the fairytale to be.

Tips for Booking Your Wedding Venue

You’ve taken the right steps by thinking about a location first. Not only do the best wedding venues book up quickly, but Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to get engaged – which means many others are following this same timeline trying to pick a date and location. Dates can book up quickly so if you have a set one in mind and want to scope out some of the venues, it’s best to book your tour soon.

Deciding on a Day

If you’re not hard set on a particular date, there are some things you may not have considered but that could make choosing when you will get married a little easier. We’ve included tips in the list below.

Run through this list and take notes on which factors are most important to you and your partner so you can find the most optimal date and venue for your big day.

Friday Weddings: Fridays are increasingly becoming a popular day to wed. Premier wedding venues like The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station or The Society Room of Hartford offer more affordable pricing on Fridays while not compromising on the incredible food and service we are famous for. Not only will you have the opportunity to enjoy cost savings for the day, but you could add more to the festivities by having a catered brunch of BBQ over the following days catered by Riverhouse Catering. As an added bonus, you’ll also have the entire weekend after your wedding celebration to get ready for your honeymoon and leave on Monday morning organized and relaxed.

Saturday Weddings: Historically, Saturday nights have been the time of choice to get married. As the most requested time, it also comes with a higher price tag. If you still want a Saturday wedding you may want to think about one that happens earlier. A Saturday morning is perfect for guests who are not night owls. They will appreciate getting home by 5 PM and you can have your wedding but still have an after-party with those that want to keep the party going later on!

Sunday Weddings: If you do not plan on having your ceremony at a church, then Sundays are also a great day to consider getting married on. Most people are available to attend on this day which can increase your guest count and at both The Riverhouse and Society Room you can choose to have your ceremony right on-site and even choose your timing and schedule for the day’s events.

If you’re ready to start thinking about your wedding venue location and date, consider The Society Room of Hartford and The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station. Our expert staff can help guide you in the details and creating the memories you always wished for on your big day.


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