Banquet halls decline in popularity when it comes to wedding venues

Alabama's finest wedding DJThe Knot surveys wedding trends each year. Their 2018 survey found that  couples are getting increasingly creative in searching for cool wedding venues, at the expense of banquet halls.

As recently as 2009, banquet halls represented 29% of all venues according to surveyed couples. But by 2017, the number dropped to fifteen percent, which is still the most popular wedding venue.

However, more rural wedding venues are on the rise, as you can see in the most recent survey results below:

Banquet Hall: 17%

Farm/Barn/Ranch: 15%

Historical Building/Home: 14%

Hotel/Resort: 12%

Country Club: 10%

Conference/Event Center: 9%

Backyard/Private Garden: 8%

Restaurant: 7%

Hotel: 8%

Resort: 5%

Lake/Lake House/Cabin: 4%

Winery/Vineyard: 4%

Beach/Beach House: 4%

Family/Friend’s Home: 4%

Museum/Gallery: 3%

Park: 3%

Religious Institution: 3%

Urban Loft/Rooftop: 3%

Bed and Breakfast: 2%

Public Garden: 2%

Boat/Yacht: 1%

University/College: 1%

Legal Institution (City Hall): 0%

Wedding venues are typically your biggest wedding expense. The nation average is $15,163, according to the Knot.

Some venues have nice ‘bones,’ but they may not have the sound reinforcement needed to pull off a successful wedding celebration. That’s where DJ Brian Anderson comes in. We provide cutting edge sound and lighting equipment, as well as the best DJ and MC services. Music is controlled and clear to create a fabulous experience for you and your guests.

And our decor lighting can even transform a barn into a palace.

Looking for a cool venue? Check with us. We’ve worked in a wide swath of diverse wedding venues. We probably know of some gems you’ve never even heard of.

Call today at 256-638-3535.