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What to ask when looking round a wedding venue

One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is getting the chance to look around different potential venues until you find the one that’s perfectly suited to what you need.

Some venues give you a tour, others let you walk around and ask questions to someone before you leave.

Regardless of how you explore a venue, you shouldn’t be afraid of asking questions and getting more information to help you work out if you’ve found the perfect place to get married.

We’ve outlined some of the questions you should keep in mind.


How many guests can you have?

This might seem like an odd question, but some venues can only accommodate certain numbers due to safety reasons or simply due to space. Looking at capacity is important, especially if you’re planning on a large wedding. Some venues might only be able to accommodate a certain amount during the day which, depending on the size of your guest list, could impact your choice of venue.


Can we have outside catering?

Some venues provide catering as part of their services. Sometimes the menu on offer might not be what you expected or wanted so it is often worth seeing how flexible a venue can be.


What time does the reception need to end?

If your venue is a listed building or near to a built-up area you might find that there are restrictions on how late the reception can run to. This might influence some of the planning of your wedding. Especially if your ceremony is later in the day and you were considering starting your wedding reception later.

What availability have you got?

This is a critical question. You might have a perfect venue in mind, but you need to know if they’ve got your preferred wedding date free. If they don’t you have to decide if you want to change your date or consider another place to have your wedding.


Can we get a quote?

If you’re still in an early planning phase or trying to stick to a specific budget it is often worthwhile to ask for a quote or an idea of cost from a venue. This might be based on the number of guests, time of year or even opting for one of the packages on offer at the venue. Keep in mind most wedding costs fluctuate based on how you customise your wedding, but a rough idea of what you envisage can help give you a basic figure to start with.


Can you help with planning the wedding?

This can be massively helpful, especially if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the moving parts that encompass planning a wedding. A venue might have a wedding planning service that can help you really make the most of a venue, or they might be able to steer you in the direction of preferred suppliers, such as photographers and florists who can help you bring together the rest of your wedding.


Helping you plan the perfect wedding

Choosing your wedding venue is incredibly important and a decision you need to be confident and happy with. Asking questions can help you gather more information to help you make your final choice much more easily.


At Eaves Hall, we have a dedicated team of wedding planners that can help you organise your perfect wedding– from showing you around the venue and working out the broad details of your wedding to helping pull together those final finishing touches.


To find out more about having your dream wedding at Eaves Hall, get in touch with our Dream Makers to arrange a show around.

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