Choosing a party or banquet halls hall is a bit tricky, especially with the huge number of choices available. Start by making a list of party or banquet halls by searching various sources like internet, yellow pages, phonebook, friends or relatives. After you have made a list, fix the approximate number of guest you wanna invite. Once you figure it out, start removing the party or banquet halls names from your list which doesn't have enough seating capacity for your need.
Second step is to visit the remaining party halls in your list. Don't forget to take a camera or a notepad. Use the camera to take photographs of each area of interest in the party or banquet halls like entrance, head table location, bar, service area, dance floor. Then use your notepad to write down detailed notes while talking with the manager or the party or banquet halls coordinator. Ask the manager whether they can provide food catering services or not. In case they provide catering, don't forget ot check out their menu so you could select accordingly. If you have to hire your own, try knowing the additional charge in using the kitchen area of the party or banquet hall. Also inquire if you can add extra food bought outside of their services.
Also ask if they are offering any promos or discounts. Many a times, party or banquet halls offer great packages for clients to choose from. Most of this packages includes catering service, planning assistance, logistics, audiovisuals and others. If you are lucky enough to grab such packages, you can save yourself from spending a lot of time and tension.
Your next step should be to use the notes and the photographs of party or banquet halls for creating a list of plus and minuses of the party or banquet halls you are considering to hire.