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main_altHere Comes the Guide gives you lots and lots (hundreds, actually) of choices for your location and services. Sometimes, all that info can be a bit overwhelming. We’re here to help. Here’s how to make sure that you are using the Here Comes the Guide website effectively to find your wedding location:

  • Don’t search for too many criteria at once. For example, instead of searching for a private estate in Carmel with ocean and forest views and a capacity of 300, we recommend a more general search. If you begin with too many criteria, you may end up with very few (or no) places that meet all of those requirements.
  • Start with one or two of the most important factors, such as region and capacity, or region and facility type. If having an ocean view is critical, just do a search for that type of view, and don’t add other criteria. Once you find out what’s available, you can always narrow down your options later. By doing broader searches, you’ll discover places you never knew existed, and you may end up selecting a location you would never have found otherwise.
  • To search multiple regions at one time On a PC, control-click on each region to be included in your search. On a Mac, command-click. (Command is the “Apple key” next to the space bar.)
  • Use partial words. If you don’t know the entire proper name of a vendor or location, just fill in the first few letters. Everything that matches those first few letters will be displayed.
  • Don’t limit your selection of event professionals to those located in or near your city. Remember, most caterers, photographers and other vendors will travel reasonable distances.
  • And, most important (at least, from our perspective, heh, heh): Always tell the facilities and event professionals you call that you found them through Here Comes The Guide. And remember to verify all the information displayed on our website. Locations change their prices and policies frequently, so we cannot guarantee that our facts and figures are always up to date.

You can also find these great resources in our Find Ideas section to help you find the perfect wedding venue:

Helpful articles from the experts at Here Comes the Guide about finding, choosing and celebrating at your wedding location.

Our ever-so helpful articles about deciding on your event professionals, like wedding cakemakers, caterers, photographers.