Important Venue Questions
There are so many things to consider when organizing a wedding that you might feel like your head is about to explode. You’ve been around multiple venues, tried on dozens of dresses and now you’re seeing wedding favors in your dreams! Put the kettle on, relax and use the following checklist at the next venue to view to guarantee you get the comprehensive answers you need:
1.Which dates are available?
You might have your heart set on a particular date or you might be flexible, but you don’t want to fall in love with a venue only to discover it’s unavailable. Perhaps the venue offers discounts for Friday or Sunday weddings so don’t forget to ask. For a stunning Wedding Hotel Venue Gloucestershire, visit http://www.thespeechhouse.co.uk/weddings/
2.How many guests?
You’ll need to determine how many guests can be accommodated by your chosen venue before confirming your guest list numbers. You don’t want a small venue and hundreds of guests or a huge hall with only 50 people in it.
3.Does the venue have a marriage license?
If you want the whole event in one location, not only can this be the huge money saving but cuts out much of the stress of transport and the logistics of the day. You’ll want to see the rooms where vows can take place and ask who will be officiating.
4.Are there any restrictions?
You need to find out if there are any cut-off times for music and events, especially if there are other guests staying at the venue, such as a hotel. It’s also good to know whether yours will be the only wedding of the day. Some large venues can stage more than one wedding at the same time, so if exclusivity if what you’re seeking, it’s good to know beforehand.
5.Are there rules about decorating?
Some venues are very relaxed, while others will have a list of things you can or can’t do. Due to health and safety regulations, you might not be allowed candles or confetti and some other venues could have rules about flash photography, such as galleries and museums.
6. Ask about the catering
If you have a caterer in mind, you should check that the venue doesn’t insist on using their in-house catering team or restaurant. If there is no catering option, ask if they have a recommendation or list of caterers who have used their venue before.
7.Is there space for a DJ, band, choir or string quartet?
Whatever your entertainment choice, check that there are space and plenty of outputs for equipment and lighting.Is there space for a dance floor?
8.Will there be a coordinator for us on the day?
Knowing that there’s a dedicated person available to assist you and deal with any issues can be great peace of mind. Weddings can be extremely stressful if they don’t go to plan. If the venue doesn’t offer a dedicated coordinator, maybe consider a wedding planner.