When you are planning your dream wedding, the venue will be one of the most important decisions you will make. The venue will influence the tone of the wedding and once you have made that decision you will be able to decide on many other aspects including the guest list, the decorations, the entertainment and the catering.
There are many luxury wedding venues in Cheshire to choose from, so take your time to select the right one for your needs. When you are looking around at your options, there are a few important questions that you should ask.
Is it Big Enough?
Is the wedding venue big enough to include all of the guest and the activities you want to include in your wedding? Don’t forget to include room for entertainment and for a dance floor. Does the venue have enough chairs to accommodate your guests or will you have to bring in more. You don’t want a wedding venue that is just big enough, as guests might feel cramped.
Will the Wedding Venue be Available for the Dates you Require?
Some wedding spaces are closed during the winter months, so if you are having a winter wedding you should confirm that the venue you desire will be open. Take a look at the schedule of the venue to figure out whether or not it is available on certain dates or holidays.
How Does the Pricing Work?
Does the venue determine their prices per guest, or is there a flat fee to rent the space? Do you need to pay everything up front, or can you leave a deposit or pay after the event? Figure out how the pricing at the venue works so that you can find out whether or not it will work for you.
How Will Your Guests Get There?
Figure out whether or not the venue is accessible by public transport or if your guests will need to take a car to travel there. For example, if most of your guests live in Cheshire then you could choose one of the many hotels near Chester to make things convenient. If it is difficult for your guests to get there, you might want to arrange for a minibus or a shuttle to transport your guests from the reception to the venue.
Will You Have Exclusive Hire?
Another important question to ask is whether or not you will be the only couple using the venue that night, or if there will be another wedding taking place. If there will be other weddings, find out how much that will affect your wedding. Will you be able to hear the noise from the other reception? Will you need to share bathrooms or other facilities?
What Time Will Guests Have to Leave?
Some wedding venues have a strict time when the guests will need to leave and some even charge extra when you stay later. Make sure that you know this in advance so that you can get your guests out at the right time. If you want the party to go on longer, look for a place where you can go after hours to party all night and figure out how your guests would get there after the wedding venue closes.
Who Is Responsible for Setting Up and Taking Down the Décor?
This question will tell you whether or not you need to hire an extra person to take care of putting up and taking down the wedding decorations. Usually the wedding venue will cover this for a fee, but some venues will require you to handle it yourself.
Can I Get References from Previous Clients?
One of the best ways to find out about your potential wedding venue is to speak to previous clients of the venue and learn what their experience was like. They will give you an honest perspective of what the venue had to offer and its strengths and weaknesses. Also it’s a good idea to ask to see their wedding photos. These real pictures will give you a better idea of what the venue will really look like, rather than the carefully staged and edited photos from the venue website.
These are just a few of the questions that you can ask your wedding venue to find out more and determine whether they are the best option for you. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions, a professional venue will be happy to answer them and help you make your decision. Take your time and find the right venue for your wedding, so that you can have the beautiful and memorable event of a lifetime.