Location, location….location!  Selecting the site for your wedding reception is crucial for more than one reason.  It is obviously important to book a venue that provides all of the attributes that you are looking for in regards to atmosphere, services provided, amenities available, and within your budget.  However, the actual location of the venue is also essential.  It is always considerate to think about how things will flow for your guests, and the ease of getting from the ceremony to the reception is a big transition for them if they are not all in the same place.  Be sure to provide your guests with directions and a map of the local area.  Often times this information can be communicated on the actual wedding invitation, which is great because your guest will be informed from the beginning and can plan ahead.  If at all possible, it is most convenient to have the wedding reception in a venue that can also provide hotel room accommodations or is in close proximity to a hotel.  Guests traveling in from out of town for the wedding will greatly appreciate this, as it will be more convenient and economical for them.  It is also nice to have the option of staying for the evening for all of your guests, as it takes away the pressure to find transportation home…since alcohol is typically consumed at wedding receptions.  Venues such as ours (The Sioux Falls Convention Center) do not have accommodations in the same building; however we are conveniently attached to a 243 room hotel.  Being connected to a hotel, we can provide the luxury of having everything in one location, as well as allowing events to run until 1:00 am without the risk of disturbing hotel guests…which is very beneficial!  Another substantial benefit to booking your reception at a venue such as the Sioux Falls Convention Center is that we are near two major interstates (I-29 and I-90) and only minutes away from the airport.  Your guests should have no issues locating us if they are driving in to the city, and can catch the complimentary hotel shuttle if they fly in for the occasion.  Location of the wedding reception venue should always be a consideration, and can definitely make or break the whole experience for you and your guests!

– Jill Hericks | Sales Manager | 605-367-4156 | Sioux Falls Convention Center

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