(Closed) Do you need an appointment to visit a venue?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

It will vary based on what type of venue it is (in other words, you can certainly just drop by a park or museum or restaurant), but in general you really want to make an appointment. That way you’ll be sure that you are coming on a day when your venue isn’t booked with another wedding, and you can have a staff member show you around and answer your questions, and allow you to see behind-the-scenes areas like the bridal apartment and the catering rooms.

Post # 4
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d absolutely go ahead and have a meal there – then you can poke around and check it out a little bit.  But if you want to ask questions and get prices and things like that, definitely make an appointment.

Post # 5
2680 posts
Sugar bee

If you want to be shown around or think you might have questions while you are there, PLEASE make an appointment!  I used to get so frustrated when people would show up without an appointment and want a tour and have a ton of questions.  Almost all the time I had other appointments scheduled that made me late or I had a lot of work I was trying to do. 

If you want to go on your own just to eat and look, no appointment necessary.  Just ask for a business card of the contact person so you can give them a call later if you have questions or want to set up a full tour.

Post # 7
4485 posts
Honey bee

Err on the side of caution and make an appointment. For a restaurant, you don’t need a reservation or appointment, but ask to speak to the manager.

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