(Closed) Advance Access to Venue – How much did you get?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
330 posts
Helper bee

We have our venue from 10 am to 10 pm. Although we did pay an extra fee for 4 extra hours, I’m glad we did. I don’t want to have ANY reason to be worked up on the special day.

Post # 4
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You need to put your foot down! I am a firm believer in having everything in writing, and if your venue can’t gaurantee in writing that you will have from X time to X time, you should threaten to leave (usually a threat to leave will make them take you seriously.)

Also, you need to know cause many venues will have a penalty if you stay over the “end” time. So you need to know your time range.

We had our venue from Noon – Midnight (our wedding was from 5 – 10) this gave us time to set up and tear down. It was clear, defined & in writing 🙂

Post # 5
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have ours from 1:30 PM – 11:30 PM and it explicitly states that in our contract.

Post # 7
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We were able to get into our venue at 8 AM the morning of our wedding. Thats when my dad and my ILs started to set up our decorations.

Post # 8
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’ll get access to ours in the morning, around 10-11am, when the florist will arrive. There are no other events in the same space that day so that makes it a bit easier. They may need to clean up from anything taking place the night before but we should still be able to start setting up in late morning.

Post # 9
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We don’t get into ours until 5pm. Reception starts at 6:30. All our vendors are familiar with the requirements and said it was plenty of time.

Post # 10
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our contract doesn’t even state what time block we have because we hadn’t decided on a ceremony time when we signed, and banquet manager said that was fine. I know we have the room for a five hour block, and they told me I could bring all my decorations and such in the night before and our DOC will set everything up to my specifications.

Post # 11
4136 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we get 2 hours before and 2 hours after for set up and clean up.

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