Finding The Perfect Venue

August 7, 2017

When it comes to your wedding, there are many things that can make the celebration even more special. Having the perfect dress, the best bridesmaids, color scheme, decorations, and playlist may feel like some of the most important decisions you make in regards to your wedding. But there are certain aspects that you should make sure are perfect before you decide anything else.

Picking the perfect venue is one of the most important parts of planning your wedding. And there are many things you need to consider when deciding on your wedding venue. If you have yet to decide on many different aspects of your wedding, let us help! ROUGE Fine Catering is the perfect gourmet caterer for your wedding. We offer options for every wedding type—from a morning wedding that requires brunch options to delicious appetizers to serve to your small and intimate wedding. Whatever style your celebration will have, we can help you create a menu that fits!

But we also have a few connection that can help you get finish, or start, planning your perfect wedding. Along with our great food, excellent service, and wonderful display, we can help you find the help you need to complete your wedding plans. Our resources list offers names of some of our favorite professionals that can get the job done. From florists and photographers to planners and transportation, we give you the resources you need to add the finishing touches.

But we are the preferred caterer for all of the major venues in downtown Baltimore, meaning that we know all of the best places, what makes the special, and we can help you find the perfect venue for you.

Guest List

You don’t want to rent out a venue that is suitable for 500 people when you are only having a wedding with 150. You also don’t want a venue that can seat 50 when your guest list includes 200. When you are looking for a venue, you want to be sure that you find one that will accommodate for all of your guests without paying for more than you need.

You want to be sure you can allow everyone to be comfortable and able to relax in the space you provide. You want to have a full guest list before you choose your venue in order to avoid the situation of having more guest RSVP “yes” than you have room for.

The Time Of Year

If you are having a winter wedding, an indoor space will be the better option. In the summer you will want a space that has a beautiful outdoor scenery but also allows for guests to escape the heat if they feel the need. There is no way of knowing what the weather will be like on the day of your wedding, especially since you will be booking a venue so far in advance. But take into consideration the time of year and weather in the past, this will help your guest be more comfortable with the venue choice depending on the weather.

Your Budget

Although you may find the venue of your dreams, you must remember your budget. While a venue is wonderful and can truly add to your celebration, going over budget to get married in a rustic barn may not be worth it. You are sure to find a place that will give your wedding just as much character and that you will love.

If you do find a place that is within your budget, find out what is included in the price. You may find that it is a better deal than you originally thought. Some venues include full service, offering decorations, vendors, and photographers. Other require you to bring your own vendors but offer tables and chairs. If one of your venue choices offers more than another, your decision may become easier.

Consider Your Style

Just like your wedding dress, color scheme, catering, and decorations, your venue can represent you and your soon to be spouse. Our list of venues covers everything from ballrooms and farms to a glassblowing studio and museums.

You can find a venue that gives your wedding a little extra personality. If you and your significant other are comic book collectors then Geppi’s Entertainment Museum might be the perfect venue to hold your wedding. This pop culture museum is full of comic book character collectibles that you will love having as the backdrop to your wedding.

Or perhaps you both love history and want your venue to have some historical background. The Cylburn Arboretum, Swan Harbor Farm, Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey Estate, Historic London Town and Gardens, and the Evergreen Museum and Library are only a few of the many historical venues that we have listed. You are sure to find a historical locations that can add character to your wedding.

No matter what you like as a couple, you will find something that matches your style and personalities. Our list of venues is extensive and offers many different styles and looks. Find something that is elegant and sophisticated or go with an artsy and creative venue. The possibilities are endless and we hope you find something you truly love.


Your guests may be traveling a long distance to come to your wedding, but if most of them are located in a similar area, you may consider finding a venue that is convenient for everyone. Pick a venue you love, and certainly don’t pick a venue based on what you think your guests will like, but a place that is closer to everyone may be easier for your guests.

The venues that we often work with are in areas including: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Kent County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Washington DC, and Alexandria County. These locations offer historic, unique, and beautiful venues that can work perfectly for your wedding and are convenient for your guests.

When you pick your venue think about the style you want, the look that will add personality to your wedding, the location and time of your wedding, and the amount of guests that will be attending. Finding the perfect venue may be difficult, but with the help of ROUGE Fine Catering, you can get the find the best venue for your wedding and create the perfect menu. Take a look at our menus now and start picking your favorite options!