10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Friday, 30 December 2022

10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue
10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Congratulations on your engagement! You are about to embark on a wonderful adventure together.  But before you can begin married life with a celebration to remember, you have some organising to do first.  And top of most couple’s list is choosing the venue.  It is one of the most important elements of the day and will set the tone for the type of celebration you wish to have.  

Give some time to deciding what type of wedding you’d like to have.  Would you like black tie glamour or rustic boho?  Would you like a venue near home or a destination wedding?  Once you’ve decided on the type of wedding then you can create a shortlist of suitable venues.  And in order to compare them on similar criteria, here are the Top 10 questions to ask them.

1) What dates do you have available in our preferred month?

This is a no brainer but there’s no point in choosing your perfect venue only to discover that it’s fully booked.  If you are willing to be flexible you may also find that they offer discounts for off peak months or days. click here

2)  What does the pricing include (and more perhaps importantly) exclude?

Each venue will offer different packages when it comes to food, drinks, staff, equipment, furniture and decor. Find out what is included and what you’ll need to budget extra for...// click here

3) Do you have liability insurance?

This is a boring but important one.  Accidents can easily happen at weddings, especially on the dance floor!  ...// We have it.

4) What are your minimum and maximum requirements?

Most venues will have minimum spend requirements and a maximum capacity allowance. The spend requirements may vary depending on the month and day of the week...// click here

5) Will we have exclusive use of the venue?

This can be a deal breaker for some couples so be clear in advance as to what areas you will and won’t have exclusive access to.     ...// Yes

6) What ceremony and photo location options do you have?

It may be possible to have the ceremony on site if you don’t want a church wedding.  If so what locations are available, for example is there an outdoor option should the weather be amenable.  And if it turns inclement what alternative indoor options are available.  Does the venue have scenic locations for your photos? Convenience is key on your special day. You don’t want to have to drive around too much...// read more

7) Are there any limitations on what we can do in the space?

Each venue is unique and will have its own rules.  From last orders and the time the music must finish, to are fireworks, candles or confetti allowed.  Ask what’s possible before you set your heart on a style plan.

8) Do you have a preferred supplier list?

Sometimes working with the venue’s trusted partners is the best way to go as they’ll know exactly what to do with the space. ..// read more

9) What deposit is due and what is your cancellation policy?

Always look at the fine print of a wedding agreement.  Life happens and so plans may need to be changed.  ..// read more

10) Do you offer accommodation and how many guests can be facilitated?

You may like to have your family and the bridal party nearby so it’s worth seeing if they can stay on site or close by.
Once you have all the information you need for each of the venues you can compare them on a like for like basis and choose the one that both your head and heart agree on!   ...// read more

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