(Closed) What Questions to Ask Reception Venue/Caterer?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@ColoroftheSky:  Here’s what we asked!

-Is tax & gratuity already added into the price per person, or will it be separate?

-Do you have a required vendor list/do you allow outside vendors?

-(if you’re having a bar) – is the bar price included with the price per person, or separate?

-If you’re having a Friday or Sunday wedding, and/or off-season, what are the incentives (if any)?

-What decor is/isn’t allowed

I’m sure there’s more, but I think that’s enough to get ya started!

Post # 4
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


ask about hidden fees like….

– if you’re making your own wine, is there a corkage fee?

– is there a cake cutting fee?

– when can you get in to set up?  Can you drop stuff off a bit earlier than that date/time to save you time when setting up ( we dont get our venue until friday night at 4pm but I was able to ask to go in on thurs night and unload into a storage area, that way fri we can focus on getting set up and not unloading)

– can guests park overnight if they drink too much

– any extra insurances needs to be purchased?

– any restrictions regarding decorating?

– when is last call?

– where can guests/ if they can…smoke?

– who do you contact the day of if you need help/ have a question?

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