BOOKING YOUR WEDDING VENUE? DON’T MISS OUR CHECKLIST

Now that you’ve selected few venues, you will need to prepare a list of questions that are primordial before choosing the lovely place.

1. Wedding Date:

– Is our date available?

– Is there another wedding at the same date?

2. Venue:

– What is the capacity of the venue for ceremony and dinner?

– Can we hold a ceremony and reception? Are there additional charges?

– Is the venue licensed for Civil Ceremonies?

– What is the capacity of outdoor venue?

– What’s your weather contingency plan for outdoor?

– Is it possible to have a marquee?

– When can we have the venue?

3. Accommodation:

– Is there accommodation for guests and what is the capacity?

– Do you offer discount on hotel rooms for the guests staying in your accommodation?

– If the venue doesn’t offer accommodation, ask them a list of nearby hotels that they recommend.

4. Budget:

– What is the rental fee and what does it include?

– Is there any discount for off season rental?

5. Payment:

– How much is the deposit and when is its due?

– What is the payment schedule?

6. Logistics:

– Do you offer table, silver cutlery or do we need to rent them?

 – What kind of table and setting do you propose?

– Is there a parking? If so, is it complementary?

– Is there a public transportation?

– Can I bring a band or DJ? Is there a time by which the music must end?

– Is it possible to decorate the venue as we want?

– Is there a wedding coordinator?

– When the vendors can come to decorate the venue?

– Can we use our own vendors?

– Can the photographer use flash everywhere or there are some restrictions?

7. Food and drink

– Do you have an in-house caterer, if not do you have a list of caterers you are working with? Can we use an outside caterer if there is not an in-house caterer?

– Can we do a food tasting prior selecting our menu?

– What is the cost of food and beverage per person?

– Can we bring the wedding cake from outside and is there a charge for it?

 

Don’t forget to take pictures and videos when you are visiting the venue.