(Closed) Going to see a potential venue tomorrow…what do I ask?!

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 4
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was reading the brides magazine today at work and it said to ask to see a rundown of ALL charges and fees.  sometimes they have a coat check fee or a cake cutting fee, that will jump your price.

Post # 5
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


Also ask when final counts are due, if/when you can change it, what happens if you don’t meet your minimums, what their drink options and prices are, when you’ll be able to come in and decorate, when you have to leave the venue at night (public out and when you guys must finish cleaning), bringing in outside food, etc. Those are just a few off the top of my head. 


Post # 6
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Oh! Ask if you guys need to do the set up/tear down of the decorations/ centerpeices/ knicknacks. I know that at the place I work  we set up and tear down, but I know that the venue down the road has the bride/family take down the decorations and such.

Ask who the point of contact would be for your day.

Someplaces take pictures of setups to show clients, ask if they have any.

Ask if there is a bartender/server fee.

Ask if gratuity is inclulded in the per person price.

Ask to see a mock up of their standard table setting?

If there is a hotel atached to the venue ask if there is a discount for oot guests staying at the hotel.

Ask if the rooms are smoke/pet friendly.

Ask if there is a corkage fee.



Post # 7
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


1.  What is the service charge?

2.  How much is cake cutting fee?  (If cake is not included or if you want an outside baker)

3.  How many bartenders will be working at each bar?  (If you’re going to have a bar)

4.  Is security included?

5.  What is the payment policy and deposit?  How much of the deposit would you get back in the event of cancellation?

*There’s a few more but it will come to you as you speak with the venue contact.  Good luck!

Post # 10
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


Victorian home? that sounds so dreamy!

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