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17 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue During Your Tour

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Touring potential wedding venues is an exciting part of the wedding planning process, but it can also be overwhelming. To make the most out of your venue tours and ensure you find the perfect space for your big day, it's important to come prepared with a list of questions to ask. Here are some important questions to consider asking during your wedding venue tour:

  1. Is the venue available on my preferred date(s)? If not, do you have any alternative dates available?

  2. Do you have a food or beverage minimum? If so, how much is it?

  3. Are there any hidden fees associated with renting the venue? Is there tax and gratuity added to the venue itself? If so, what is that fee?

  4. What is the maximum capacity of the venue, and is it appropriate for my guest list?

  5. What is included in the rental fee, and what additional costs should I expect? Ask about any hidden fees or charges that may not be immediately obvious.

  6. Are there any restrictions or guidelines for decor, lighting, or other aspects of the wedding? Some venues have strict rules around decor, so it's important to know what is

allowed and what is not.

7. Do you have an in-house catering and/or bar service, or do I need to hire outside vendors? If you need to bring in outside vendors, make sure the venue allows this and ask if there are any restrictions or guidelines.

8. Can I bring in my own vendors, such as a photographer, florist, or wedding planner? Some venues have preferred vendor lists, so it's important to know if you're required to use certain vendors or if you have the flexibility to bring in your own.

9. Are there two getting ready rooms available for us and our wedding party? This is an important consideration, especially if you plan to get ready on site.

10. What is the parking situation like, and is there ample parking for my guests?

11. What is the cancellation policy, and what happens if I need to reschedule my wedding?

12. Is the venue licensed to hold weddings and other events, and are there any restrictions or limitations on the type of event that can be held there?

13. Are there any noise restrictions or curfews that we should be aware of?

14.Can the venue accommodate different types of ceremonies, such as religious, civil, or multicultural ceremonies?

15. Is the venue accessible for guests with disabilities or mobility issues?

16. What is the venue's policy on alcohol consumption and service? Are there any limitations or requirements, such as hiring security or obtaining special permits?

17. Are there any restrictions or guidelines for music and entertainment, such as a sound limit or a list of approved vendors?

By asking these important questions during your wedding venue tour, you can get a better sense of the venue and ensure you choose the perfect space for your special day. At White Stone Events, we're here to answer all your questions and help make your dream wedding a reality.

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