If you ask couples that decide to hold their wedding during the winter season the reason behind their decision, some will tell you because summer weddings is a bit pricey. But there is more to it…

Winter is the season that lends itself to some unbelievable ideas and details that completes a wedding – the winter white photos hoot to warm wedding dress – winter sure has more to it's sleeves.

Winter weddings can have just as beautiful decor as any summer event (when you choose the right venue). Check out our tips for finding the perfect winter wedding venue below:

1. Ask Venue How They Handle Winter Weather

Garden wedding is very common during the summer season, but couples who plan to hold their wedding during the winter period can enjoy a gorgeous indoor wedding. However, different venues have different options for the winter season, so you should ask how they handle winter weddings. Here at Val Vista Lakes, the winter weather only beautifies the scene!

2. Protect Guests from Winter Chill

One thing you will want to make sure of is if your guest is protected from the winter chill. You can choose a warm area at the venue as your receiving line. The reason is that you don’t leave your guest to stand in the cold when the line starts to bottleneck because you’ll want to greet your guests inside the venue.

3. Find Out When Sun Sets

Call to ask the venue when the sun sets for their location especially if you are planning a destination wedding in another state. For example, the sun sets around 5:00 pm in Michigan during the winter. So you should also remember that it gets darker sooner during the winter months if you wish to plan a ceremony and reception around sunset.

4. Ask about Decorations

If you are having a problem with flowers decoration for your wedding, don’t worry. Reach out to the venue and ask if they have any Christmas decoration – if they do, you don’t have to worry about organizing every last detail yourself. Here at Val Vista Lakes, Holiday Mountain is one of the most festive place to take winter photos.

5. Ask about Winter Rates

So, ask the venue you are about to choose if their winter rates are different from the one of their peak season. However, keep in mind that some of the best wedding venues may not offer special winter rates because they are in high demand year-round.