One of the critical things to put in mind when planning your wedding is the venue. However, finding the perfect venue can be quite difficult as you need to make sure that it meets all your requirements. You might visit a few different venues but knowing the right one to pick largely depends on the kind of questions you ask. To make sure you don’t forget to ask all the important questions about the venue, here’s a list of questions you will want to ask before you book.
· Is the venue available on the date I need it?
Should the answer be no, this question helps you determine whether you should check for other locations or you should be flexible with selecting a date. It also helps to confirm if there’s a waitlist for dates.
· Do the rates differ for different times of the week?
Some venues are more expensive on certain days than others. Others offer a discount for a Sunday through Friday wedding. You might also want to ask about off-season dates as the prices are typically lower.
· How many guests can this location accommodate?
This question will help you and your partner determine if the location can accommodate the number of guests you’re expecting. If it can’t you might have to consider opting for another venue.
· How many hours does the rental fee include?
Ideally, most people prefer to rent the venue for exclusive use as having other events in the same location can be confusing for your guests. If you’re not planning a complete buyout, this question will help you know how early you can arrive and how late you can stay.
· What’s the payment plan for the entire bill?
Most venues have a payment structure that accommodates the payment of a deposit so the balance can be paid in instalments before the big day.
· Do I have to use your recommended vendors?
Quite a number venues supply a list of their recommended vendors and this can be a plus since they’ve worked with several clients before in that venue, meaning they can make your planning easier. However, it can be limiting and may not work with your budget.
· Is parking available on-site?
If you anticipate most of your guests travelling by car to the venue, check the parking situation. Also, confirm the number of spots available and whether there’s a cost to park.
· Do you have accommodation on-site?
If the answer is no, ask if they partner with local hotels. Be sure to also ask for the rates, check-in and out times, dates to pay by, discounts for a block of rooms and the availability of reliable taxi service.
· Are there décor restrictions?
Some venues come with décor built-in, so you don’t have to do so much work. Other venues require a ton of added décor but also come with a list of items not allowed.
With the needed information at your fingertips, you can easily choose the perfect venue that accommodates all your needs.