Questions to Ask Your Venue

Choosing your wedding venue is a big deal. It’s a significant part of your budget and you want to make sure everything is perfect for your guests. So, here are a list of questions to get you started and spark some inspiration for questions of your own.

  1. What disabled facilities do you have?
  2. Are there any restrictions – late-night music, fireworks, tealights, moving furniture?
  3. What are the payment terms (deposit, balance) and cancellation policy, if need be?
  4. Where is guest parking and how many spaces are there?
  5. Do you have tents or canopies for outdoor weddings in case of bad weather?
  6. Do you have a generator for power outages?

  1. Are there any facilities for children or any there any features parents should be aware of, such as open spaces of water?
  2. Do we have to use your recommended suppliers, or can we bring in our own?
  3. Would we be the only wedding on the day, and can we have exclusive use?

  1. Is accommodation available? And do we have to book all (or a set number) of the rooms as part of the deal?
  2. When could we have access to decorate the rooms?
  3. And following on from this, are there any restrictions to the decorations we can have?
  4. When can the band or DJ get in to set up?
  5. How many people can the dance floor hold?
  6. How late can the music go on till?

  1. Where are the best locations for photographs?
  2. Can we bring our own alcohol and is there a corkage fee?
  3. Is it a cash bar or can we have an open one?

  1. Can we bring in our own mixologists?
  2. Is there any restrictions on the type or quantity of alcohol that can be served?

And what list of questions would be complete without at least one Covid-19 question.

21. What happens if we have a second surge and weddings are put on hold again?

This is not an exhaustive list. There will be ones specific to your wedding that I can’t even imagine. But these are a good place to start, so make an appointment for a viewing and put us to the test!

Why not take a look at our other wedding blogs for more inspiration!