What is included when booking a hall ?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, every hall and venue is different.  Your contract should spell out exactly what’s included. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is totally dependent on the individual venue. Do you have a contract that spells it out?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with prior posters. You should check your contract to see what the rental price includes and what you may need to provide through other sources. Also, before contracting with any other vendors, you will want to make sure that you know whether or not your venue requires you to use only approved vendors.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

It should all be in your contract.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@isabelle_86:  every hall will be different. I’ve heard some halls include chair covers/chiavari chairs, tablecloths (beyond the white and ivory pasley pattern), charger plates, etc. However, most halls (including mine) only offers white or ivory pasley tablecloths and napkins, and anything other than that can be rented through the hall or through a decor company for an additional cost.

Make sure you ask these questions before you book, or check your contract if you’ve already booked

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@isabelle_86:  You said you booked the venue months ago — are you saying that you booked without a contract? If so, I would call immediately and get a contract so you have something in writing confirming the date and what services will be provided.

Regardless, there is likely some coordinator or someone who handles special events who can tell you what’s included. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

@isabelle_86:  Be careful, get everything you want in writing. And, make sure they give you a receipt for your payments.  

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

double post

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@isabelle_86:  I would be very, very nervous with this.  We had a 5 page contract listing the rules, regulations, and fees in very, very clear terms.  

Also, a safe bet is basically to assume nothing is included until you know otherwise (and have it in writing!). 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@isabelle_86:  You dont want to just have questions answered. You need a contract. A contract protects both you and his business in case there are arguments, issues, or any accident. 

You really need this in writing. He could essentially cancel on you at any time and all you have is a piece of paper with the date of your wedding and the price you paid. That wont hold up. 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@isabelle_86:  I suggest you set up a meeting with him to go over the details of what is and is not included. Also take the opportunity to do a layout sletch and do some measurements. Take pics of the space, the chairs etc if included,  then ask him to draw up a contract. Have him email it to you for your perusal.Seeing the specifics in writing, will help you make all sorts of budget decisions.

 

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