If you’re debating between a formal wedding venue and getting married at home, it can be a difficult choice.

Both options have benefits and drawbacks and, with all the other considerations of your impending nuptials, you may be feeling overwhelmed. But, since you can’t go on to make all the other decisions until this one is resolved, maybe we can help.

Formal Wedding Venues vs. Getting Married at Home

Here are some of the pros and cons of both options and a third option that may be the answer to your problems.

Pros and Cons of Getting Married at Home

Most brides-to-be have one clear advantage in mind when they consider getting married at home – cost.

Your home – or your parents home – is essentially free to use as a wedding venue. You’ll have to pay for decorations, flowers, food etc. anywhere you hold your ceremony and reception. So, why not have a free venue?

Don’t let the prospect of a free wedding venue prevent you from honestly acknowledging the downside to this plan. You will be limited on space, especially for parking. Opening your home to dozens or even hundreds of guest can be a logistical nightmare, especially when the line for the bathroom stretches down the hall.

The threat of spills, stains and broken heirlooms will be enough to keep your or your parents’ attention focused on something other than you and your big day. And who’s going to be stuck with the clean-up?

Pros and Cons of a Formal Wedding Venue

As compared to a home wedding and reception, a formal wedding venue is going to cost you some money. The other downside is that it won’t feel like home – because it isn’t.

What a formal wedding venue does have going for it is plenty of space, plenty of parking – and plenty of restroom facilities. You and your parents won’t have to worry about someone spilling a soda or dropping cake on the furniture. You’ll be free to focus on what’s important.

You won’t have to worry about clean-up and you certainly won’t have to rearrange the furniture or rent tables, chairs, tablecloths, etc.

Choosing an Affordable Wedding Venue that Feels Like Home

Consider a third option – the simple elegance of Aspen Landing.

Our custom-built wedding and reception venue was designed to feel like home. With beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces and plenty of room for all your guess, we have every amenity you dream about in a wedding venue.

The best part is that having your wedding at Aspen Landing is surprisingly affordable. Our wedding coordinators and hostesses provide warm, supportive assistance to help you create the wedding and reception of your dreams.

Aspen Landing, located in Taylorsville UT, is your home away from home for hosting your wedding ceremony, reception or both. With spacious Bride’s and Groom’s room, gorgeous grand piano, linens and even centerpieces, you will truly find everything you need.

Contact Aspen Landing today to schedule your personal, guided tour of our beautiful facility. We look forward to showing you how perfect our Utah wedding venue can be for your special day.