One of the most important aspects of planning your wedding is finding the perfect wedding venue.
While you’ll want to pay attention to all aspects of the venue as a whole (dressing rooms, foyer, restrooms, and lighting), there are a few important venue questions you should ask before you select where you’ll celebrate your big day.
If you ask the right questions, you can rest assured that there will be no last minute surprises on your wedding day.
In this article, we’ll cover 4 important questions you should ask when touring your next potential wedding venue.
How Many People Can This Location Accommodate?
Do you have a large, extended family? Or a long list of loved ones to invite to your wedding?
If so, you’ll want to make sure this question is a top priority when touring wedding venues.
Whether your wedding party is big or small, it’s important to confirm that your wedding venue will comfortably accommodate all of your guests.
By asking this question first, you can effectively narrow down your list of potential venues and avoid wasting time on venues that cannot make your dream wedding a reality.
Do You Have In-House Services?
A great question to ask potential venues is what kind of in-house services they offer.
Some venues will have their own in-house caterer or a list of preferred caterers they recommend for your food during the wedding. This can be especially helpful for individuals who need to have a customized menu due to dietary restrictions.
Along with this service, venues will likely offer a full waitstaff or an on-site coordinate to help make sure your ceremony goes off without a hitch. Others may offer rentals of linens, seating, or A/V equipment.
The Wedding Centre, for example, offers a one-stop-shop for managing all stages of the wedding planning process for weddings happening at The Centre. Consultants act as the go-between for couples and their event professional selection, so couples can relax and focus on enjoying their special day.
Do You Have On-Site Parking?
If you have guests that are driving to your wedding, remember to ask potential venues about their parking availability.
If the venue you choose doesn’t have enough parking, your guests could be unsure about the spot they’ve chosen. If they’re new to the area, they won’t know parking laws or will have to fill a meter and could be distracted from having a good time.
You can ask your venue beforehand if there is a way to set up complimentary, designated parking for your events. This will put your guests’ minds at ease and they will have no hassle finding a secure spot for their vehicle come the day of your actual wedding.
Is There a Weather Contingency Plan (for Outdoor Spaces)?
Trying to juggle everything at once could have you stressed out on a day when you’re supposed to be having a good time. It will be hard to make important memories on your wedding day if you’re worried about whether a potential rainshower will ruin your ceremony.
If you’re hosting an outdoor wedding or parts of your ceremony are outdoors, you’ll want to make sure you’re covered for a sudden change in weather.
By finalizing a contingency plan in the early stages of planning, you can feel totally relaxed when it comes time for your big day, knowing that unexpected weather is accounted for. This question can also whittle down potential venues by eliminating venues early on that don’t offer an indoor backup venue.
Knowing Which Questions To Ask a Wedding Venue Matters
Once you’ve figured out which questions to ask a wedding venue, you can start to plan your wedding around the perfect location. You’ll find that as you get closer to the wedding, you’ll fall more and more in love with the location. Once you see your decorations start to go up, you’ll know you make the right choice.
While you’re here, consider The Centre’s amazing event spaces for your wedding venue. With our luxurious event space and Wedding Centre, we make sure your wedding day is absolutely perfect. Check out The Wedding Centre, and let us help you make your special day as blissful and stress-free as can be.
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