15 Questions to ask your Wedding Venue.
Booking your wedding venue is the most time consuming and budget swallowing part of your wedding planning. So when you are researching your perfect wedding venue you need to know the right questions to ask. Below are 15 questions that you need to ask your wedding venue to make sure you are happy you have found the venue for you before you sign on the dotted line!
1. Does the venue provide an in house coordinator on the wedding day. If not who will be looking after you.
Most venues provide a venue coordinator for your wedding to look after you in the build up and on the day of the wedding but be careful as a lot of venues dont! This means that you could spend months even years dealing with someone in the office who is putting your wedding plans together only to find out that they are not there on the day and have passed your information to another member of staff who you have never met! It is definitely worth checking this and if they dont provide a coordinator it may be worth looking into hiring an independent planner.
2. How many staff are included in the cost of the wedding
You dont want to be caught with 3 staff members serving 150 people and guests having to wait 30 mins for food while everyone else has finished theirs! The venue might not be able to give you an exact number in the early stages but they should be able to let you know that you will get 1 staff member per 10 guests for example.
3. Would it be necessary for you to hire any additional items
Find out if the venue will be basics such as chairs, tables and linens etc and find out if they would be expecting you to provide anything else. I know it sounds like a silly questions but you dont want to assume that the venue will be providing this for you and turn up to no chairs! This is definitely something you want to check if you are booking a dry hire venue!
4. Does the venue have a wet weather plan
There is nothing worse than falling in love with a outdoor space for a ceremony or drink reception than it raining on your wedding day and having no where to go! Ask what the wet weather plan is and if you can see the space at your viewing. Fingers crossed you shouldn't have to use it but you dont want to come to the day and have no where to go and everyone to be stuck out in the rain. This is definitely worth checking in venues that may have other small events on such as hotels as you dont want all the conference rooms to be booked and you have no where.
5. Are you allowed confetti, candles or fireworks.
Definitely worth checking just in case you have your heart set on any of these for decor or entertainment.