Post # 1
Next monday my fiance and I are going to tour a local venue…is there any questions in particular you wished you had asked, or things I should look for??? Anything you wish you knew then??? Our goal is to do everything at the same location….Ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, pictures…and this place, of course, looks perfect on paper! We’re looking at three, and they’re all in the same price point so that is not an issue. Thank you Bees!
Post # 3
Pay attention to the vibe you get from the venue. See if you can picture yourself getting married there! For me, it was just like picking my dress and knowing it was the one. I knew as soon as I saw my venue that it was the place I wanted to get married. Have fun looking!!
Post # 4
Make sure you ask lots of questions and see how flexible they are. We toured probably 5-6 venues before we found ours and when we walked in and met DOC, we knew instantly. Actually changed our minds on the spot from having a destination wedding to doing everything at our venue. DOC can make or break your day, IMO, so make sure you like her/him. Ours has been amazing, she has a wicked sense of humor that has been a breath of fresh air when we’re stressed and/or freaking out about something. She’s also changed our menu when we’ve asked whereas other places wouldn’t do that and she’s bent a few rules, like getting us particular wines we wanted. She also had our contract written so that the owners of the golf course couldn’t charge us more because she’d heard they were going to raise the room rental fee and she didn’t want us getting a surprise bill.
Other than that, find out what’s included, if anything, besides the food like tables, chairs, silverware, glasses, clean up, set up, etc etc. Some places we talked to wanted to charge us for renting their chair covers even tho we didn’t like them or had an extra fee for setting up/cleaning up or we had to pay extra for servers. Make sure you read the contract and all the fine print before you sign.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Make sure you meet the coordinator you will be working with if there are multiple on staff and make sure you like that person. I did not like mine and she ended up being really problematic. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one who thought so and she got fired and replaced before my wedding and the woman who replaced her was amazing. I really didn’t aprpeciate how important that relationship would be since I chose a rather hands-off venue.
Post # 7
Make sure that you like the venue and the coordinator. Have a list of questions.
Post # 8
I know this is an old thread, but don’t take anyone along unless they’re absolutely necessary! FI and I dragged all of our parents along, and they ended up loving some venues and hating others, and having all sorts of emotions about things that were super unproductive for us. We wish we had toured on our own, made a decision, then let them go see it for a final approval.