Eating, Drinking and Partying Areas
There should be logical places within the venue where guests can eat, drink, mingle and dance. When you're standing in the space, try to envision where each activity would happen (especially if your ceremony will also be there). If a room is too small to separate into sections accordingly, you’ll probably feel cramped. If it has an odd configuration, like it's shaped like an S, that could compromise your party's flow as well. Also, note the locations of columns or other obstructions in the room—will they block your guests' views of the dance floor, the cake table, or where speeches will be read?