This Is Important!
Visiting the Venue, during the season, will help you determine if inside or outside is the best time for you.
View your ceremony site to determine decor, colors, what you need to provide, etc. Can they host your reception? If so, what will the venue provide? Determine if there is enough parking for your guests, will they host a rehearsal ahead of time, this helps you book a rehearsal dinner. If you need to find suppliers, such as caterers, florists and photographers, you can seek those vendors out locally. If needed, you can schedule "tastings" with your caterer, see sample bouquets from the florist, plan a hair and makeup session with a local salon, and organize activities (golf, tennis, walking tours, museums) for your guests.
Please make an appointment with the venue. Just don't show up without an appointment, if they are expecting you, they will put their best foot forward.