Questions to Ask when Choosing a Wedding Venue

Oct 12, 2014

In the excitement of being engaged, you might get forgetful about the logistics and the fine print of things. Before you sign a contract to hold your event at a specific location, remember to review these questions and of course, get everything in writing.

 

These questions will all keep you informed, and it will help you have clear expectations on your special day.  Choosing the right South Florida wedding venue can be a daunting task, and these questions can help you stay focused.

What dates are available in the month I’m considering?

How many people can this location accommodate?

What is the rental fee and what is included in that price? Is there a discount for booking an off-season date or Sunday through Friday?

How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable?

What’s the payment plan for the entire bill? 

Is the ceremony site close to the reception site? Is there a bride’s changing area?

How much time is allocated for the rehearsal? 

Is the site handicap accessible? (To be asked if you have guests with mobility issues.)

What’s the cancellation policy?

What’s your weather contingency plan for outdoor spaces?

How long will I have use of the event space(s) I reserve? Is there an overtime fee if I stay longer? Is there a minimum or maximum rental time?