The Venue Your venue needs to be more than just a pretty space. First and foremost, it needs to be a place where your guests will be comfortable. Is the room big enough to accommodate everyone? If you’re getting married outdoors, does it have an indoor option in case of bad weather? Does it fit in with the décor you wanted, and will the lighting work for you? Make a list of must-haves and bring it with you when you visit each option. Make sure the venue managers are prepared to be flexible on any little details important to you.