Episode 18

Which Wedding Venue Space is Right For You: All-Inclusive Venues vs. Unique Venue Spaces - With JoAnn Provanzano of What Dreams are Made of

Are you having a hard-time deciding on a venue space for your wedding? Today we’re talking about the difference between all-inclusive venues and ones that aren’t to help you decide.

to be honest, this is a HUGE topic that really requires more than one episode, so we’ll be diving deeper at a later date, but for the sake of time today, we’re going to go over the big questions and details you need to think about when deciding on your venue space.

For the most part, venue spaces can be broken down into two distinct categories: there’s venues that are all-inclusive and ones that are not.

All-inclusive venue spaces are the more “traditional” venues which include amenities that can range from anything from food options, reception room options, perhaps cake or floral options, maybe even transportation. They’ll have a wedding coordinator on premise assigned to you and basically give you packages to choose from to create your special day.

Venues that are NOT all inclusive, often called unique venue spaces, may offer some of the amenities I just mentioned, but really, it’s just a space or a room that you’re renting and you need to provide the rest. So, these spaces could include art galleries, barns, museums, or any other quote “non-traditional spaces included your backyard.

There’s a lot to think about with each one, and to help explain what you need to think about when looking at each type of venue is JoAnn Provanzano of What Dreams are Made Of, a Hudson-Valley based wedding planner who’s been planning weddings for over 20 years who’s dedicated to making the wedding you always dreamed of come alive.

We discuss:

  • Misconceptions couples have about each type of venue space
  • Amenities included in all-inclusive venues that aren't included in unique venue spaces
  • Insurances, licenses and other things you need to be aware of if you are having a wedding at home
  • so much more

To learn more about What Dreams are Made Of, visit https://www.whatdreamsaremadeof.biz/

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Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!