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Conference Centers

Conference Center wedding venues catering to big weddings and big guests. They are well equipped to handle receptions with large guest lists, plus you'll find they bring all the technical features you may need for photo slideshows, sound, lighting and entertainment.

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Conference Centers

Conference center venues are perfect for the couple that is looking for both convenience and size as well as a moldable space that they can decorate to suit their wedding atmosphere. Perfect for a traditional or a modern couple, a conference center can fit a large guest count and you can find one most anywhere.

Conference centers are usually attached to a hotel or have some sort of accommodation on the premises, so lodging for out of town guests as well as rooms for getting ready will be easily accessible. This as well as their sheer number offer an unrivaled convenience for a reception venue. The spaces are often large, open floor plans which will give you the ability to bring in a dance floor, plenty of tables, a bar, or other large pieces into the venue with little difficulty. A conference center will also be well equipped for large events (after all, that’s their purpose!), so it isn’t unusual to expect general help from the venue and a knowledgeable staff.

Conference centers, unless you choose a space that is very historical or unusual, will often be pretty plain in their own decor. So depending on how you look at it, this could be an upside or a downside. On the upside, you won’t have to worry about your own event decoration clashing with anything in the room and you can easily mold the space to your liking. On the other hand, this will mean that the spatial interest will come nearly exclusively from your own planning and more effort will have to be put into creating a beautiful reception. This isn’t to say, of course, that the spaces will be unattractive. Most will merely be understated and without their own particular style.

Pricing on conference centers will vary greatly with location and luxury of the space. Most will have onsite catering and bar service, so make sure to ask about providing your own vendors if this is important to you.