Choosing the perfect wedding venue for your big day can be a little dicey, especially if you don’t know what questions to ask before booking.
These are the question you need to ask before you pay for that wedding venue.
Here are the 9 questions you should ask before paying for your wedding venue.
1. Which dates are available at the wedding venue?
Before you settle, you need to confirm if your preferred date is still unbooked. If the date is already paid for, do you have an alternative date you are considering? You need to confirm if the date is available.
2. What’s the total cost?
Do you need to pay Corkage to bring your drinks in? Or pay before your food is allowed through the door? You need o know all of these hidden costs before you make that decision.
3. Can you bring in food?
Ask upfront if you can bring in food or if you have to buy from the venue.
4. What’s the ventilation like?
Do the Air Conditioners work? If they do, compare the number of units with the guests, will it be stuffy or just perfect? You need to do your findings.
5. How do they power the venue?
Especially during fuel scarcity, you need to be sure what the structure is. Do they run on fuel or PHCN supply? How reliable is power in that neighborhood? How available is fuel? You need to put all of these things into consideration.
6. How many guests can seat comfortably in the venue?
This is another key question you should ask. Can the wedding venue accommodate your guests? How many people can conveniently seat in the hall?
7. Is there a time slot?
You need to be sure of the working hours of the hall so they don’t come embarrass you and your guests. Are you planning an after party? You need to bring this up during your discuss with the hall manager in case they have curfew.
8. What’s the car park capacity?
Ask how many cars the car park can take and compare with your guest list. Are you expecting more people that will drive? If yes, you should be looking at halls with big car parks.
9. Will there be any other event happening?
If there is any other event holding, you know you’ll be sharing the parking space.