When it comes to booking your wedding venue, there are a few key questions that you should ask before making a decision. These questions will help ensure that you choose a venue that meets your needs, fits within your budget, and is a perfect fit for your special day.
- What is the cost of the venue?
One of the first things that you should ask when considering a wedding venue is how much it will cost. This includes not only the rental fee but also any additional costs such as catering, decorations, and setup fees. It’s important to have a clear understanding of the total cost of the venue before making a final decision.
- What is the capacity of the venue?
Another important question to ask is how many guests the venue can accommodate. This will help you determine if the venue is large enough for your guest list and ensure that everyone will have a comfortable space to celebrate your special day.
- Are there any restrictions on vendors?
Many venues have specific vendors that they work with and may have restrictions on which vendors you can use. It’s important to know if the venue has any restrictions on vendors before making a decision, as this can affect your budget and planning.
- What is the weather contingency plan?
It’s important to consider the potential for bad weather on your wedding day and ask the venue what their weather contingency plan is. This will help ensure that you and your guests are protected in case of inclement weather.
- What is the cancellation policy?
Finally, it’s important to ask the venue about their cancellation policy. This will help ensure that you understand the terms of your contract and what happens in case you need to cancel or reschedule your wedding.
6. Are there any city or venue sound ordinaces?
As a bride who encountered this very issue herself (on the big day the sherif department showed up to warn us we were being too loud and that music needed to be off by 10 o’clock and we had no idea the city even had a sound ordinance…anyway…) ask your potential venue exactly what is expected of you as the client in terms of sound and music after hours. Many venues cannot control the city ordinances in place, if any, but some venues call for their own “quiet hours” simply due to venue proximity to residential areas. So be sure to ask this question before seal the deal if you want the dancing to go on into the night!
Choosing the perfect wedding venue is an important decision, and by asking these five questions, you can ensure that you choose a venue that is perfect for your special day.