(Closed) What should I expect at a venue meeting?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee

From my experience, I felt no pressure from a venue to sign on the dotted line and fork over money when I went to visit.  All of the venues gave us info. packets, took us on a tour and let us know what their availabilities were.  Now, do I think it’s too early to visit?  Maybe.  I would check back in with them around April or May.  I only say that because you never know whether or not you’ll change your mind between now and then…which does happen with wedding planning.

Best of luck!

Post # 5
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566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You don’t really get pressured by the venue. Use the meeting to get an idea of how the day would flow from ceremony through reception. Ask to see pictures of other weddings to see potential setups.

Here’s a link to the checklist I made when looking at venues. Maybe it will spark questions you want to ask.

 

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B-3cBm-txOlXMzI4Zjk0NjMtNTFmOC00ZmUxLWJkYzItY2I5ZjJkNTk2MDcz&hl=en

Post # 7
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566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sure, no problem. Happy planning!

Post # 8
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When we visited different venues we would always walk through the entire place – including looking at the bathrooms and outdoor spaces (if available). We would talk about what was included with the venue and things like preferred caterers, costs, preferred bakers, alcohol regulations, hours of use, hours we could get in before the wedding, where we could have the ceremony and reception, rain plans if outdoor spaces, any rentals necessary, parking, etc. There are tons of questions to ask. I never felt pressured to choose a venue while visiting it. We penciled in at one or two places but then we just called them later on to cancel or confirm. I had a planning book that had a good list of questions on it. Im sure the link that katsupgirl gave you had some great questions!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@RayRayFurious:  hi!  i’m a bee on a budget as well…wondering which venue you ended up signing at?

thanks! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@RayRayFurious: How’d this go? I think we’d all like some updates 🙂 🙂

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