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The Right Questions to Ask When Doing Wedding Venue Enquiries

Date Published: Oct 21, 2013

The importance of the wedding venue to the success of the big day can't be emphasised enough. While it is easy to say yes to the venue that looks almost perfect when you first walk in, you might end up spending more because of certain factors you may have not clear up before signing your contract.

To prevent you from experiencing this dilemma, here are some important questions you need to ask when doing your venue enquiries:

How many events do you allow in a day?

You need to make sure that you are given enough time to prepare the venue. Wedding venue preparations are not supposed to be rushed. An ideal place only allows one event in a single day. This often gives you ample time to set things up.

Do you have an event coordinator?

The venue must provide a person who will be in-charge in running things in the area. He will make sure that every little detail is falling into place.

Can you accommodate the number of people on my guest list?

Your wedding venue should accommodate the right number of people you are expecting. Your guests' comfort is a priority so make sure that they won't cram inside the area on your big day.

Do you work with exclusive vendors?

There are a lot of venues that work exclusively with a certain set of vendors. However, there are some that do not. If you are lucky, you can enjoy the venue while getting the vendors you prefer on your wedding day.

Working with a venue who allows many different vendors can be a great way to sample a great variety of different foods and cater to a much wider range of tastes, which is a sure fire way to please guests. You can provide all manor of delights such as organic meat from Twickenham. On top of the varied selection you'll be able to strike up a better deal with different vendors when you're in control saving you money for the all important honeymoon!

How long can we use the venue?

You need to know how long you can keep the party going. There are venues that charge by the hour should there be any excess.

What extra charges should we expect?

You don't want to be surprised when your final bill arrives once everything has been said and done. Ask the venue manager of the extra charges you should expect and see if you can still allow these on your budget. Things to watch out for are corkage fees, extra plates, extra food, etc.

Let nothing stress you out on your wedding day. Make sure to have all these questions covered before signing your wedding venue contract.