When looking at venues to host your reception, not every venue is easy to compare. Some have in-house catering, others have a preferred vendor list and some offer tables, chairs and linens. I suggest creating a spreadsheet with each venue you’re considering, then create a category for catering, preferred vendors and tables/chairs and pricing. As you sit down to make your final decisions, you can make better estimations on actual costs when you use this spreadsheet. If you are torn between two spaces, you can utilize this sheet to estimate cost predictions.