There are a lot of questions that are important to ask when checking out a venue. They offer the purpose of finding out how many people they can accommodate, policies, and their packages.
1. What dates do you have available that I'm considering? - This question is important so you can figure out what date you want to set.
2. What packages are available, and what is the pricing for them?- Asking this question will allow you to think about what services you want and how to budget for them as well.
3. How many people can we accommodate here?- You will need to know how many people the venue can accommodate so you can set up your guest list. Some venues are small, allowing only 60 people, others can hold over 500.
4. Can I hold my ceremony here as well? If so, will there be an additional price?- Some couples want to get married in Church, others want a casual outdoor wedding. This is something that you will need to consider. If you host your ceremony and reception at the same venue, then this means less traveling for your guests.
5. What is your cancellation policy?- One never knows what the future can hold. You may need to end up cancelling for an unforeseen reason, so be sure to ask this one!
6. How long do I have use of the facility for on my wedding day?- All venues are different. Some have a standard 5 hours, others are pretty flexible. Check to see if there is an over-time fee you would need to pay if your wedding ran overtime.
7. Am I required to use any vendors that you specify?- Some venues require that you use certain vendors. Some vendors even come part as a package that you purchase. Other venues will let you pick and choose who you want to use. Venues will commonly have a list of recommended vendors. These vendors are generally local to the area and have been at the venue before. This is beneficial if you're not from the area, or don't know who to use.
8. How much is the deposit?- The venue will state the deposit, which will be required to hold your date for you.
9. When is the final payment due?- This will most likely be stated in your contract. It is generally due a few days or a week before your wedding.