With so many potential venues and suppliers to meet with, sometimes you can walk away and then think of lots of questions that you wish you had asked.
If you are going to meet with a wedding venue, then don’t miss our list of essential questions you need to ask before you book.
Is the venue available on one of our preferred wedding dates?
How many guests can you accommodate in the day and the evening?
Are there areas for both of us to get ready in the morning?
Is there enough parking for all our guests?
Will there be a car parking attendant or do our ushers need to help with this?
Can guests leave their cars over night?
Who from the wedding venue will be present on the day?
Will our wedding be the only wedding at the venue that day?
Do you have accommodation on site?
Do guests pay the venue direct for accommodation or do they need to pay us?
What time can guests check in on the wedding day?
What time do guests need to check out the next day?
What is the earliest time we can hold the wedding ceremony?
Which rooms are licensed for wedding ceremonies?
The Wedding Breakfast
Do you charge a corkage fee?
Is a complimentary menu tasting provided within the fee?
How many menu options can we offer to our guests?
Can we use external caterers?
Is crockery and linen included in the price?
What size tables do you have?
What chairs will you use?
What table options are there for the head table?
Do you provide microphones for the speeches?
The Evening Reception
What evening food options do you offer?
What time can the band/DJ arrive to set up?
Is there a sound limiter that the band/DJ need to be aware of?
Will we need to vacate the main reception room for set up?
If we do need to vacate the main reception room – what options do we have?
What are your bar prices?
Will guests be able to pay using card or is it cash only?
Could we plug an ipod into your sound system?
What time will our evening reception need to finish?
How much will the initial deposit be?
When do we need to make our final payment?
Is VAT included in the prices given to us?
Are there any extra charges for staff/cleaning/room hire that aren’t included in the price given to us?
Do you have public liability insurance?
Do we have to use your recommended suppliers?
Will the venue clear everything away after the wedding or will we need to organise this?
Is there somewhere we can securely store our wedding gifts?
Now you have your questions ready take a look at some of our favourite wedding venues, handpicked by the hitched team.