Things Every Couple Should Ask Their Wedding Venue
One of the first things couples look for once they are engaged, start planning their wedding, and have set a budget, is their ideal wedding venue. If you have already selected your special date, then we recommend contacting your potential wedding venue and asking the following questions.
Is the wedding venue available on our wedding day?
Sounds like an obvious first question, but it definitely needs to be asked. There’s no point in visiting a possible wedding venue, falling in love with the idea of tying the knot there & not being able to make your dreams happen because another bride & groom got there first.
Does the venue have wedding packages that fit our budget?
The last thing you want to do while planning your wedding is causing your budget to be out of balance because you spend too much in one area or another. A venue may set the scene for the day, but it takes a lot more for your wedding to be a dream come true. Make sure to stick to your budget as much as possible, but also make sure you are getting exactly what you want. If a venue is just outside your limit, try to take another look and see if some things can be sacrificed.
How many guests can be seated for a meal at the venue?
This is a crucial piece of information to ask your venue about. You do not want to reserve a wedding venue that has seating for 250 people if you are only inviting 60 to a sit-down meal. In turn, you also want to make sure your guests can sit comfortably or feel as if they are close to the main table. Once you have a rough idea of how many guests are being invited, you need to ensure your chosen venue suits your requirements.How many guests can the wedding venue accommodate during the wedding reception?
Some couples prefer to have a small & intimate wedding, and then follow that with the mother of all parties in the evening. If this is your plan, make sure that the venue can accommodate this. You do not want to have 200 guests come to your wedding and then find them all uncomfortable and unable to move. At the same time, you want to make sure your wedding venue is not too big. Too much space can make it seem as if there is zero atmosphere and look as if the DJ or band are playing for a half-empty hall.Do you have preferred vendors, or can we choose our own?
Some wedding venues insist that you must use their preferred vendors. This may be a restriction; however, the venues preferred vendors have worked with the venue before and have plenty of knowledge about how the venue operates. Using the preferred vendors of the venue could also save you money since they have strong relationships with the venue.
These questions are a great way to start discussing plans with your venue. Make sure to add your own questions! Venues hold a plethora of information that can include nearby hotels, unique wedding vendors, honeymoon ideas, and more!