So you think you’ve found your venue…
“Do you have vendor restrictions or a list of preferred vendors I must work with?”
This is very important if you have a particular florist, caterer, etc. that you’ve been dying to work with as some venues will only work with certain vendors. It can be devastating to find out you can’t have your dream band or DJ to set the mood for your reception after you’ve already put down a deposit. Make sure to double check with your potential venue about any specific limitations they might have.
“What are your parking options for guests?”
“Where can we set up a cocktail hour?”
Cocktail hour may not seem like the most important thing for you as the bride, but it’s a very important part of the day for your guests. Some venues will allow for your cocktail hour to be in the same place as your reception, assuming that your ceremony is elsewhere so there is no setting up to be done. If not, it is important to determine a location for your guests to mix and mingle while the wedding party takes photos.
“At what time can vendors arrive to set up (this is very important for a band, DJ, florist, designer, etc. to set up) and when do they need to make sure the room is cleared?”
In the excitement of finding your venue it’s very easy to forget about the logistics. If you have elaborate table settings or flower arrangement it’s important that you know how much time the venue will offer for set up. Without A Hitch, and many other day-of coordinators, works with our couples a week before the wedding, and also the day-of to confirm on-time vendor arrival, set up, and departure so you don’t have one more thing to worry about.
“When do you need the final head count?”
For the full list of questions to ask your potential venue visit Premier Bride Boston’s blog or just click the link below!
"30 Questions to Ask A Potential Wedding Venue"