Post # 1
So my fiancee and I are going to see our first wedding ceremony venue later this month. It’s a lovely caslte which we’d have for ceremony only and then have the reception elsewhere. We know from the website for the venue that we love all the technicalities etc, but what are the top tips for venue viewing? What questions should we be asking? Anything to keep an eye out for? So far all I can think is “can we put our own flower arrangements in the castle?”
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Post # 4
I’ll assume there are lots of great questions on the other thread and see if I can share some things that stood out to me besides questions…
Take pictures and notes! It is really hard to keep them straight if you start seeing multiple venues. I recommend using a clipboard to take notes on because you are usually walking around. You may even want to make a one page “form” of key things you don’t want to forget to ask. FI ended up taking pictures of the venues which was so helpful and also right up his alley as it gave him something to do.
Check out the bathrooms and parking.
If you are going to see multiple venues in a day (which can be great because then you can do a more realistic comparison rather than having them months apart), give yourself plenty of time in between appointments and just be prepared for how exhausting it is going to be. We live a couple of hours away from where we are getting married, so we did them back to back in one day, and even though everything is close together in town, it was still hard to fit more than 5 or 6 appointments in one day.
Try communicating with the venues a couple of different ways. For example, make an appointment with them by phone, then after the appointment send an email with a question, then maybe leave a message during an off time. See how long it takes them to get back to you and how good their communication is with the styles. That can be very frustrating if you don’t know up front how they prefer to communicate – and ask them!