The Checklist Every Wedding Venue Should Have

Wedding planning can be a daunting task, but one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the right wedding venue  

The venue sets the tone for your special day and is a critical component of the overall success of your wedding. Apart from offering one of Perth’s most picturesque wedding venues, Coast Port Beach takes weddings seriously and provides everything you could think of for your dream wedding 

When looking to book a wedding venue, you should ensure that you have everything you need. Creating a comprehensive checklist is vital to ensure you don’t forget what to look for when viewing venues. Here are some things that every wedding venue should have: 

Space and Capacity 

The first thing to consider when looking for a wedding venue is the size and capacity. You need to make sure that the venue can accommodate your guest list comfortably. This means ensuring that there is enough space for the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and any additional activities you have planned. Additionally, you should check the venue’s maximum capacity to ensure that it can hold all of your guests without violating any health and safety regulations. 

Here in Perth, Port Coast Beach is a wonderfully adaptable and unforgettable location. There is really no limit to the kinds of events we can host with a capacity of up to 1000 and smaller sections which can be sectioned off for more intimate affairs. 

Location and Accessibility 

Another important factor to consider when choosing a wedding venue is the location and accessibility. You want to choose a venue that is convenient for both you and your guests. Ideally, the venue should be located near major highways or public transportation to make it easy for guests to get to. Additionally, the venue should have ample parking to accommodate all of your guests.  

Additionally, if you are having your wedding ceremony at a different venue from the reception, proximity can also be something you’ll want to check. Of course, that’s not something you’ll have to worry about at Coast with our stunning North Fremantle beach the perfect ceremony location before a beachy reception at Coast only steps away. 

Away from the commotion of the city, Coast Port Beach is situated directly on the idyllic North Fremantle beach, giving panoramic views and a tranquil ambience. Despite feeling miles away from the city, Coast is actually only a convenient 25 minutes from the Perth CBD. Your guests will appreciate the fact that Coast Port Beach is well located near public transportation, has plenty of on-site parking, and is a well-known destination for ride-sharing services. 

Style and Atmosphere 

The style and atmosphere of the wedding venue can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of your wedding. You should look for a venue that matches the theme and vibe of your wedding. 

Coast Port Beach offers a beautiful and relaxing option for your wedding due of its distinctive and flexible layout and neutral and subdued tones which you can easily add your own style and colour scheme to.  

Seven specifically designated function areas, including an outside terrace ideal for cocktail hour, are available with each area tailored to your special day. 

One of our most popular choices is The Boathouse space which is totally private from the public and a beautiful spot for your wedding overlooking the magnificent Fremantle Ocean. The Boathouse provides it’s own private bar and a separate dance floor, cross-back chairs and natural hardwood tables, making them the ideal addition to a beach wedding. The Boathouse can accommodate up to 128 people for a sit-down wedding and up to 160 for a cocktail wedding. 

Indoor and Outdoor Spaces 

Another factor to consider is the availability of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Depending on the time of year and your personal preferences, you may want to have an outdoor ceremony or reception. You should ensure that the venue has a suitable outdoor space for your needs and that there is a backup indoor space in case of inclement weather. 

Our outdoor spaces here at Coast Port Beach are something you have to see to believe. With the most iconic North Fremantle beach views, there is no wedding venue in Perth quite as special as Coast Port Beach. With the indoor and outdoor spaces blending perfectly together, you wont have to choose between spaces. And of course with our beautiful Perth weather, even a winter wedding can be outdoors. 

Facilities and Amenities 

The facilities and amenities available at the wedding venue are also important to consider. This includes bathrooms, a coat check, and a kitchen. You should ensure that the facilities are clean, well-maintained, and easily accessible. Additionally, you should consider whether the venue has air conditioning or heating, depending on the time of year and the climate.  

Coast Port Beach has everything you’re guests could need with cleaning to the highest standard.  

Catering Options 

Many wedding venues require you to bring in external caterers to their venue. This can create additional challenges and costs in the lead up to your wedding as you’ll need to hire and bring everything in yourself. Additionally, when hiring external caterers, often your food will be premade off site meaning the quality and taste might not be up to your expectations.  

To accommodate your wedding and budget, Coast Port Beach offers a range of food and beverage options, all of which are lovingly made on-site by our skilled chefs, who offer a selection of seasonal cuisine alternatives to fit your day and price point.  

Sustainability and Environment Protection: 

Sustainability is something everyone has a responsibility to consider. Coast Port Beach is proud of it status as one of Perth’s leading venues in sustainability in Perth 

We are passionate about sustainability and quite proud of the Coast’s low environmental impact, which we have been reducing year after year. In Perth and throughout Australia, Coast is at the forefront of environmentally responsible venue rentals.  

One of the few big venues, Coast, does not use single-use plastic. For concerts, we reuse more than 30,000 polycarbonate and melamine cups. That’s a lot of single-use plastic saved when over 3000 people attend concerts and festivals! 

Such sustainability is a truly constructive move. 

Experienced Staff 

The staff at the wedding venue can make or break your wedding day. You should ensure that the venue has an experienced and professional team that can handle all of your needs on the day of the wedding. They should be able to answer all of your questions and provide you with the support you need throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding.  

Here at Coast Port Beach, our staff take your wedding just as seriously as you. With the highest training standards and professionalism, they’ll be there when you need them and hidden when you don’t. 

Good Reviews 

Reviews provide you with invaluable insights into the quality of a venue, the level of service you can expect, and any potential issues that may arise. Checking reviews is a critical part of the wedding planning process, and here’s why: 

To get an honest and unbiased opinion: Reviews provide you with an unbiased and honest opinion of a wedding venue from previous couples who have used the space. These couples can provide valuable insights into the pros and cons of the venue, the level of service they received, and the overall experience. 

To gauge the level of customer service: Reviews can give you an idea of the level of customer service you can expect from a venue. You want to choose a venue that is responsive, accommodating, and willing to work with you to create your dream wedding. Reviews can give you an idea of whether or not a venue is willing to go above and beyond to ensure their clients’ satisfaction. 

To determine the quality of the venue: Reviews can provide you with information on the quality of a venue’s facilities, amenities, and overall ambiance. You want to choose a venue that is beautiful, well-maintained, and fits the aesthetic you’re looking for. 

To avoid potential issues: Checking reviews can also help you avoid potential issues that may arise with a particular venue. Reviews can highlight any red flags or warning signs, such as poor communication or unresponsive staff, that you should be aware of before booking a venue. 

Weddings at Coast Port Beach 

In conclusion, choosing the right wedding venue is an important decision, and it’s essential to make sure that it has everything you need to make your special day a success.  

Don’t take the chance of spoiling one of the most significant days of your life. For a beautiful and memorable wedding day that you will remember for years to come, reserve your wedding at Coast Port Beach today. 

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nestled in the dunes of north fremantle, only 5 minutes drive from the fremantle market and iconic cottesloe, coast port beach is one of the best fremantle beachfront restaurants and bars with breathtaking panoramic views of the indian ocean.