10 Questions to Ask You Wedding Venue

Your venue is one of the key considerations of your big day! Here you have some of the must-ask questions.

1 – How many people can you cater for?
It is important that you have a clear idea of the numbers for the ceremony, wedding breakfast ans also the evening reception so you can be sure the venue is big enough.

2 – Do you have your own caterers, recommended caterers or ca new use our own outside caterers?
Most venues, other than hotels and golf courses, will not have in-house caterers although many have a preferred suppliers list. If you are definite about the caterers you want to use, check the venue are happy to use them.

3 – What are the terms of the venue license?
Find out what time the venue can serve drinks until and how late music and dancing can go on. If you want to go on later will the venue allows this and is there an extra charge?

4 – What is included in the venue hire?
Find out exactly what is included in the venue hire fee. Will the venue supply tables and chairs? Are there any drinks packages available? Is the price inclusive of HST?

5 – Is there disabled access?
All venues should be able to cater for disabled or elderly guests but it is worth checking that it is suitable. Think about having a room where elderly guests can relax and escape loud music.

6 – What is the cancellation policy?
Just in case something happens and you need to cancel or change the date, check your contract and take out insurance.

7 – When can I get access to the venue?
Find out exactly when you can get into the venue to set up decorations and flowers. Find out when suppliers ca nget entry too. While officially it may be the day of the wedding, if the venue is free the day before they may give you access if you ask nicely.

8 – How much of the venue can I use?
Find out exactly what rooms are and are not included in the hire fee. Are there any areas that other guests or members of the public can use? What areas are totally private to you?

9 – Will there be other weddings taking place at the same time?
Some venues have a number of functions rooms and can therefore hold a few weddings at the same time. Check if this is the case before booking, and consider how it will affect you.

10 – Is there onsite accommodation?
If the venue offers accommodation find out availability for your date. Check if you can reserve accommodation and if there is a reduced rate offered to wedding guests. If no accommodation is available, ask for a list of local alternatives.

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