What Should be in Our Venue Contract?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

-Are you hiring a DJ or band? There might need to be something about equipment/set-up for them.

-Do you know who’s responsible for clean-up?

-Do you have to pay for any unopened bottles of the wine that they’re bringing in just for you? Will you be ordering from their regular menu, or are they allowed to change their prices for the night? Are they including service charges in what they’re charging you?

-Will you be setting everything up yourselves, or will there be deliveries (and thus someone is needed to accept the deliveries)?

These may not apply to you, but this is what I thought of off the top of my head.


Post # 4
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Also how long you are allowed to stay.  But I thought @LadyStitcher  had awesome ideas.

Post # 6
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Are any rentals required or do they have the amounts of everything you need – tables/chairs/linens/place settings?

Some of this can be worked out later on but it’s helpful to have the timeline in writing, day of contacts listed for all vendors (whoever is coordinating at the restaurant, DJ, photographer, etc), if you are bringing in a cake from somewhere else, that should be included as well. 

Check if gratuity is included or not for servers/bartenders. 

Post # 7
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah music is a big one. Lots of places have rules about indoor/outdoor music, volume, hours..


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