(Closed) Meeting with venue tomorrow… What to remember to ask?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1. What’s their policy on changing your date after signing a contract? A lot of places won’t charge you as long as you re-book for another event within a year.

2. Are there hidden fees? Extra costs for extra waitstaff, upgrades on silverware/china, hiring extra bartenders, getting permits for alcohol, plating fees for cake?

3. Who’s responsible for cleanup? What are you allowed to bring in to decorate? Tape, tacks, staples? Can people throw things like confetti/rice/petals?

4. What’s their electrical setup? Do they have enough outlets for things like lights, speakers, etc.? Do they charge extra for those?

5. Are there noise restrictions? What time will you have to leave? What’s the charge if you go overtime by an hour or so?

6. Who will your contact be if you have more questions? Will they be working at the venue for the foreseeable future?

7. Can you come in to check details/measure/look at other setups whenver you like?

8. Do they charge for their food tastings? How long before the wedding should you do one?

9. When will they need your deposit? What about the balance?

10. How late can you change the number of people or the menu options? Do they accommodate extra guests?

11. Can you store things like table decor prior to the event? Who will set it up for you? How long do you have before you have to come take it back after the event?

Post # 5
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s always a good idea to ask about decorating policies. For example, can you have candles (if that’s relevant)? How are you allowed to attach any decorations to the walls/ceiling/etc.? Also who does the cleanup? Do they do it or will your party be responsible? One question I always fall back on is:  Is there any question you wish brides would ask about, but usually don’t?

Good luck and have fun!

Edit: cameronwedding was much more thorough than I was! 🙂

Post # 6
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t forget to ask about guest parking, how early they will allow you to set up the day of or even the day before. 

I think the faqs page on the link you gave us gives a ton of great answers to important questions!  Oh!  Do they have a room for you and/or your groom to get ready in?  Is it big enough for your ladies and probably mom and photographer?  If you are planning on getting any pictures prior to the wedding, but not having your groom see you before, is there an area that’s secluded where you could do that?

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