Selecting a reception site will depend on its availability, price, proximity to the wedding ceremony site and its capacity. Having the ceremony and reception in the same location can save your client money and stress and is now possible in Ireland if she wishes to have a civil ceremony. One of the most important factors to consider is capacity. If your client cannot seat all her guests, it doesn’t matter how much she wants a location. Only visit sites that can accommodate the number of guests she plans to invite. She should also be flexible when determining her wedding date. The venue your client likes may already be booked for her date, but she may be able to secure it for following week. If she really likes the site, it may be worth the wait? Find out how they charge for their services. Most hotels and restaurants charge per person where a flat fee is charged for each guest, including food, beverages, tables, chairs, linens, etc. Other venues such as clubhouses, parks, etc. base their charges on a period of time.