Ask the Expert: Deciding Factors on a Venue

Expert: Lauren Kidd-Clay, Area Catering Sales Manager for The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

What should I look for when deciding on a venue?

Location is one of the initial things to consider when looking for a venue. Do you want a serene countryside setting, or do you prefer a venue in the city with access to attractions and entertainment for your guests? The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa offers the best of both worlds as a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Frisco, with easy access to all the city has to offer.  

Next, you will want to consider the aesthetics of the wedding venue. Design and decor are essential and can make or break the experience, but don’t get too bogged down in the minor details. Try to visualize your wedding day when exploring the venues. When the lights are dimmed and the dance floor and tables are set up, the color of the ballroom’s carpet will not be noticeable to guests. Candles lit and florals blooming on each table will create the scene and can distract from any less-than-ideal details. 

Consider the season you are touring venues in comparison to the time of year your wedding will take place. When looking at outdoor venues, consider that a garden terrace will be green and lush in May and June, but a winter site tour will affect the landscape. 

Lastly, ask what onsite activities the venue can offer guests to add to their experience. For instance, The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa has multiple restaurants, a bar, a coffee shop, and a Top Golf Swing Suite to entertain kids and adults alike! Our onsite full-service spa plus access to the Stonebriar Country Club have added perks your guests will surely enjoy.

Whether you’re seeking to host an intimate reception or a lavish affair, The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is poised to make your wedding dreams a reality. Our hotel is a distinguished destination for an unforgettable event in Frisco, Texas, featuring over 30,000 square feet of well-appointed venue space, including stunning ballrooms, suites, private dining rooms, and a breathtaking outdoor garden terrace. Contact Lauren Kidd-Clay or call 972-668-8784 to learn more about this venue.

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