Questions You Must Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Venue

Questions You Must Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Venue

Questions You Must Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Venue

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When it comes to planning your big day, finding the perfect wedding venue is often quite high on your list of priorities. After all, you can’t have a dream day without a dream location. The process of finding this space is a fun, but often complicated and long-winded one. You’ll likely visit several different wedding venues, all with their own pros and cons before you find the one you actually want to marry at. There will be a lot of information to take away from each of these viewings, but there are still a lot of questions you should make sure you ask. Here are seven you must remember.

Is The Right Date Available?

Most couples have a specific date in mind before they start hunting for wedding venues. If this is the case for you and your partner, then you must make sure that you check whether or not the site has availability on your date. This lets you know right away whether you need to move on to a different location or rethink your big day. The date of your wedding is, of course, important, but, if you can be a little more flexible, you’ll find yourself with fewer roadblocks in general.

Can It Host The Ceremony?

While some couples like to get married in a house of worship or other location, some prefer to keep the ceremony and reception all in one place. This makes things a little easier for everyone involved in the wedding, especially you and your partner. Unfortunately, some sites don’t have a wedding license, which means they’re unable to perform civil ceremonies. Make sure you ask your venue if it’s possible to hold both events there before you get your heart set on it.

Questions You Must Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Venue
What Is The Catering Situation?

Food and drinks are a hot topic for most wedding receptions, usually second only to the first dance. Because of this, you must make sure that you speak to your venue and find out whether or not they will cater your wedding or if you have to bring in an outside catering company and bartender service, like The Bartender Company. If you go with the venue’s caterers, you may want to ask for samples so that you know the types of food to expect on the day.

Questions You Must Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Venue
Will It Accommodate Every Guest?

Your wedding day should be all about you, but that doesn’t mean that your guests shouldn’t have a good time too. To make this possible, you need to ensure that your chosen venue caters to your guests’ needs, as well as your own. This means providing wheelchair access, plenty of parking, and food that suits any potential dietary requirements. If children are attending, you should also check with your venue that they are allowed.

Are There Any Decor Restrictions?

Some venues come with decor built-in, others will decorate for you, and many also ask that you do so yourself. It’s important that you check what the situation is with your potential venue so that you know how much work you need to do to get the space looking perfect. If you’re expected to decorate yourself, you should also make sure you are clear on any decor restrictions there may be. Many venues don’t allow confetti, candles, and more, so it’s important that you know.

Questions You Must Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Venue
How Late Can You Stay?

Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life, so, naturally, you’re going to want it to last forever. Unfortunately, this won’t be possible if you choose a venue that has an early curfew. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, you should ask your venue how late you and your guests are allowed to stay. There will be a time you need to leave, but many places understand that you want to stay up late, and so are willing to allow you to do that.

How Much Will Everything Cost?

Asking about the cost of your venue can be awkward, but, with a strict budget to stick to, it’s an incredibly important question. Many venues will give you a general quote to go off, but you should ensure that you check what this figure covers before you sign on the dotted line. With food, drinks, decorations, fees, tips, and more, the figure you’re initially given can significantly grow in size. You must be clear about this if you want to avoid overspending.

The hunt for the perfect wedding venue is an exciting, but often overwhelming process. There is a lot of information to take in at once, which can cause you to forget to ask the questions that are most important. Hopefully, with the information above, you can avoid this and choose the right venue for you.

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