Questions To Ask When Viewing Your Venue

Questions To Ask When Viewing Your Venue

When planning your wedding, one of the most important decisions you have to make is your choice of venue.

In advance of our Wedding Open Day this Sunday 12th March, here is our guide to the most important things to ask the events coordinator when you are viewing. . .


If you would like your wedding to be a private event exclusively for you and your guests, you need to check whether you will have exclusive use of the venue on the day.

Some large venues host more than one event at a time. So, you need to find out what the terms are for hire, and how much of the venue you will have access to.


You may have guests who are travelling a long distance for your wedding.

It’s a good idea to find out if accommodation is available on site; not only for the evening of your wedding, but possibly for the evening preceding the event also.

Parking and Access

What are the parking facilities available, is it close to the accommodation?

Are there suitable pathways to the venue and sufficient lighting provided in the evening?

Is there disabled access available for the venue and accommodation?

Décor – Dos and Don’t s

If you are getting married in a period building, such as a country house or stately home, you will need to ask what you can and can’t do in terms of décor.

For example, naked flame candles may not be allowed in certain areas.

If you would like to arrange a firework display in the evening you need to ask whether this will be permitted.

Caterers and Suppliers

Ask your wedding coordinator to put you in touch with the caterers in association with the venue.

At Capesthorne Hall, we have four main event caterers to choose from.

If you require alternative catering at Capesthorne Hall, please request a suggested supplier list.

Other wedding suppliers such as florists and photographers can also be recommended upon request.

Booking a Viewing

If you are happy with the venue after your first viewing, ask if you can arrange a second visit. As you may wish to bring other family members along.

If you wish to arrange a viewing appointment here at Capesthorne, simply contact our event team, or alternatively come along this Sunday 12th March between 11am – 3pm.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on the website for more inspiration!