When choosing your wedding venue, first and foremost choose the type of wedding that you want as that will be the basis for setting your budget.
If you have a theme for your wedding it is helpful to pick a venue that is going to compliment the whole theme and styling. The venue that you pick will also determine how many guests to invite.
A rule of thumb is to go out and look around and book your eventual venue approximately 12-18 months ahead of your wedding date.
There are so many options out there for the modern bride ... so whatever you decide enjoy the process the venues will help to cut down on the stress of planning your big day.