Post # 1
Hi everyone. So I need some help. I am looking at having my wedding at an off-site venue. Thus the only thing I am paying for is the actual site. I will have an outside caterer. Anyhow it is a new venue and they have not yet had events there. What are some questions I should ask to cover myself? I know it is typically very risky to consider a new venue but they are owned by a non-profit and I absolutely adore the place. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I would probably ask about set up time (how soon before the wedding can you get in). Will you be allowed to take bridal/engagement pix there, will there be a charge to take them? Are there any restrictions for the type of decor that you can bring in, any noise restrictions, liquor? What about parking? How many people are allowed to attend? Will there be someone on site from the venue the entire time?
I am sure that this will be a GORGEOUS event, these are things that I ask venues that have been in business for years, but hey a girl’s gotta know 😉
Post # 4
Id make sure they have a full on-site kitchen for the caterers to use. If they dont, you will be paying rental fees for their rental kitchen equipment. Ask about set up time and breakdown, restrictions on decorations, music and vendors. Good luck!!
Post # 5
Ooh also talk to your caterer and see if there is anything they need that the venue might not have. Do they supply tables, chairs, linen etc or do you need to rent them from someone else?