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Essential Considerations When Planning a Wedding

Essential Considerations When Planning a Wedding historic oakland manor

Here are some essential things to consider when planning a wedding.

Planning your wedding can be incredibly stressful. You have to prepare for months or even years depending on how big you want your wedding day. There is no right or wrong way to plan a wedding. With so much happening before a wedding, it is easy to overlook some essential details. So it is best to start planning early to achieve your dream wedding. Here are some essential things to consider when planning a wedding.

Location & Venue

One of the most important decisions you must make is where to hold the ceremony and reception. With so many wedding venues available, picking just one can be overwhelming. Knowing in advance your budget, who will be in your wedding party, and potential guests will give you an idea of which venue to choose. If you are interested in hosting your wedding at Historic Oakland Manor, contact our office today.

Number of Guests

Creating your guest list is a crucial part of the planning. You may want to invite everyone you know, but guests must be selected accordingly. Select your immediate family, close relatives, colleagues, and trusted friends. Limiting the number of guests will give you a clear vision of where to hold your wedding. Many venues have capacity limits on how many people are allowed inside. At Historic Oakland Manor, our most elegant room on the main level can accommodate approximately 80 guests seated banquet style. Using the Veranda brings your total guest seating capacity to over 100, and utilizing the foyer will add even more.

Food Menu

One of the most important aspects of a successful wedding is the food selection. Does the venue offer food and beverages, or are you responsible for bringing in caterers? Many large facilities provide a complete banquet service, allowing you to plan various menu options with their chefs – eliminating the need to locate caterers. If your venue doesn’t offer catering, research local wedding caterers and read customer reviews.

Good Music

While it is easy to get wrapped up in the seriousness of your wedding, don’t forget this is meant to be a fun occasion! And the hallmark of every fun party is good music. Hiring a band or DJ will make your entire wedding reception run smoothly. Once you’ve hired someone to play on your big day, come prepared with a list of songs you do and don’t want to be played at your reception. You can personalize your playlist by allowing guests to submit their favorite songs; that way, everyone can participate in the wedding.

HISTORIC OAKLAND MANOR: THE PERFECT VENUE

Nestled in a peaceful wooded area in the heart of downtown Columbia, Historic Oakland Manor stands proudly in natural splendor. Elegant Oakland is the perfect setting for ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday parties, family celebrations, business meetings, or retreats. Schedule a tour today with our expert venue coordinators! Please call (410-730-4801), email ([email protected]), or visit our chat on our homepage to book a tour appointment.

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Nestled in a peaceful wooded area, in the heart of downtown Columbia, Historic Oakland Manor stands proudly in natural splendor. Built in 1811, Historic Oakland is truly one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Howard County, Maryland. Elegant Oakland is the perfect setting for ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday parties, family celebrations, business meetings or retreats. As you walk through its grand entrance, you will step back into time to experience the serenity of an authentic country estate. With both interior and exterior entertaining options, Historic Oakland offers a wide array of choices for your event.

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