(Closed) Questions I need to ask for my reception and ceremony site tour?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Here’s a checklist I made when I was researching venues. I hope it helps.


Things I asked about: gratuties (included/not included, how much); when they wanted deposits and final payments, how much was the deposit; menu selections; overtime fees if any; how many events do they have on the same day; can you hold your reheasal there if doing ceremony there too


Those are all I can think of right now.


Post # 4
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

some questions I can think of

– Hidden charges: What is included in the package? What equipment? How much would it cost if we needed other equipment/facilities that are not in the package? How much do they charge if we exceed the allocated time as stipulated in the package? Is there an extra charge for rehearsals?

– Dressing area: Is there a dressing area for the bride (and her female entourage) as well as for the groom?

– Parking: Are there enough slots? Will there be valet parking? How much would my guests need to pay? How near is the parking area to the wedding site?

– Equipment: Does the place have an adequate sound and video system?How about lighting?

– Facilities: Are there enough coat check/restroom facilities for my guests? Is there a dance floor? Will there be enough space for a live band, if I want one?

– Vendors: What in-house vendors are recommended? How much do these vendors charge vs. what “outside” vendors charge?

– Others: How much time will they give you to set up and decorate? What decorative elements can be rented/borrowed that will fit your theme/motif?

– Limitations: What are things that are prohibited (i.e. lighting of an open fire/candles, usng sparklers, etc.)


Hope this helps



Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

and what is the charge for keeping the party going? ! 🙂  I know its come up at other weddings ive been at in the past, and it usually is pricey, but good to know at least in advance!

Post # 6
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Something major that came up for me that I didn’t think about, was having to use some of their vendors only! I was told I wasn’t allowed to bring in chair covers and this was sprung on me when I asked a question about chair covers and having time to set up my own! I had to use their vendor which was $4.50 a chair!!!!!!!! I wish I would’ve asked if they had any rules like that. Or a similar question like if you have to use their caterer or can bring in your own, etc. I didn’t pay for the chair covers.

Thankfully, there was another event at the zoo we got married at and they had to change what chairs we were going to use and they offered to do free seat covers to make up for it. Yay!

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