Questions to Ask When Inquiring about our venue.
Questions to Ask About Pricing and Availability:
Is my date of choice available?
Are there any surrounding dates available?
Do you have a wait list for dates?
How far in advance can I reserve my date?
Are there different rates for different days of the week and times?
What about different seasons?
How many hours are included in the rental of the space?
How early can we arrive, and how late can we stay?
How do we determine the cost of the event?
Is there a venue rental fee?
Questions to Ask About Payment:
How much is the deposit/partial payment?
What forms of payment do you accept?
How do you structure the payment schedule?
What is included in the total?
What is the cancellation policy?
Do you offer cancellation insurance?
Can we make changes to our contract after booking?
Questions to Ask About Vendor Teams:
Do you offer in house vendors?
Do the in house vendors require deposits?
Do we have to use your preferred vendors?
Are there limitations or guidelines we need to meet when bringing vendors in?
Do you have a list of approved or recommended vendors we can use?
Do you offer liability insurance for outside vendors?
Will your team work with my outside vendors?
Is the site handicap accessible?
Are the bathrooms accessible?
Are there noise restrictions?
How many dressing rooms do you offer?
Is parking available on-site and free?
Is there on-site security?
How do you count guests?
Can we utilize the venue for engagement pictures or bridal portraits?
Can we have our fur baby participate in our wedding ceremony?
Is smoking allowed?
Is there an open flame policy?
What is the venue’s capacity?
Can we customize our set up for event?
Do you offer custom color choices for linens and table decorations?
Will sound equipment need to be rented or provided by the entertainment?
What is the backup plan for rain or inclement weather?
Are there any décor restrictions?
When can vendors arrive for setup?
Will your staff be involved in setting up and breaking down the décor? In what capacity?
Food and Drinks:
Do you have an in-house caterer?
Do you make accommodations for guests with allergies or dietary restrictions?
Can we taste the food beforehand?
Can we take the leftover food home after event is over?
Do you have a food and beverage minimum?
Do we have to purchase liquor through venue?
Is the wedding party included in the guest count?
At what age are children included in the guest count?
Do vendors such as photographers and DJ count as guests?
Can we hire our own caterer?
Can we cook and bring our own food for our event?
Who will be our point person as we plan our wedding?
Is a day of coordinator included?
Is a personal butler for couple included?
Who will be our point person on our wedding day?
Can we meet them before our event date?
What are the hours of operation for the office staff?
What forms of communication are available with office staff?
Are you available on the weekends for appointments?
Does the staff wear uniforms for events?
Does the staff serve the food from the buffet line?
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