Post # 1
I want to go visit a handful of a venues that are semi close together (maybe 15-25 minutes apart from each other) and was wondering how long this first visit takes to get an idea if you’ll like the place. Do you usually go into detail about food, what’s offered in the packages, prices, negotiationsm etc if you like what you see of course? Or do you not do that until you actually see all your choices and pick a favorite to go for? I’m thinking of scheduling the appointments 2 hours apart… so how does 1.5 hours at each place sound? Thanks!
Post # 3
You will probably know right away if the venue is right for you. I suggest making a list of questions about everything you want to know about each place, write down the answers, and then after you have finished touring each one, compare each one. Make sure to ask about how much the venue is and what exactly is included with that cost. Get a written estimate, if you can. Also, ask what type of deposit is required and when the final payment would be due. Go into as much detail as you can at each place, so you can compare them. If they are vague with their answers or refuse to answer, don’t sign up with them. You want to go with a venue that is upfront with everything.
Post # 4
I posted about good questions to ask when visiting a venue for the first time back when I did my first venue visit and the bees had lots of helpful suggestions! Check it out: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/going-to-see-my-first-venue-this-thursday-any-advice
I think your spacing sounds more than adequate, btw, assuming they all aren’t far from each other. I never spent much more than thirty minutes at any venue. But then, this is New York, where everyone’s always in a rush.