I've been just researching reception venues and I've heard about how you have to book so far in advance. I have only been checking their wedding packages for pricing right now, haven't actually gone to visit any or asked about availability. One place I did check said they only had one Saturday night available in May 2012 and that was pending a booking. Like I said, I'd heard about this but was still surprised when they said that!
So I'm wondering how far out everyone booked their wedding/reception venue? Trying to get a handle on realistically how far out we need to plan/book.