Find wedding halls on websites such as WeddingWire.com, Wedding-Spot.com and TheKnot.com. Offline, check with local restaurants, inns, hotels and country clubs. Outdoor venues such as botanical gardens and estate grounds are sometimes available for weddings.
Wedding Wire displays wedding venues local to your ZIP code. Selecting a venue brings up photos and customer ratings and reviews along with information about the place. The Profile tab shows a review first; users must scroll down to find the description of the venue and services. The Pricing and FAQ tab presents details more clearly, covering the reception site fee, average catering price per person, bar services, rehearsal dinner fee and other items. The Venue Highlights section of the FAQ gives information such as the maximum capacity, guest minimum, setting and style.
Wedding Spot, Inc. serves 25 states. Users can search by venue name, location or style. Basic details are immediately visible on the individual venue page, along with a slideshow of photos. Scrolling down reveals a description and suggestions of other similar places. Get a pricing estimate by selecting desired services, day of week and time of year, number of guests, and reception details.
XO Group, Inc.'s The Knot site displays local venues. Details for a selected location include photos, contact information, amenities and a dollar sign icon indicating its cost. Reviews are farther down the page. Users must request price quotes.