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What questions should you be asking while you're planning your wedding?

Some of you might know that we're helping my sister plan her wedding.  Over the next couple of months, I'll be sharing insight from various businesses on what questions you should be asking your vendors during the planning stages. 

We recently toured my sister's venue, so this week, I'll share the list of questions to keep in mind while you're looking at different venues.

Here's a link so that you can print the questions off to add to your planning binder if you'd like.

What other questions would you ask?

Questions to ask your venue:

What is your capacity?

What all does the rental cover (tables, chairs, décor, etc)?

How long is the rental time frame? 

Does that include set up and tear down time?

Do you have preferred vendors?

Are there any noise limitations?

Are there limitations on décor or supplies?

How many events do you host a day?

Does rental include rehearsal time, and if so, how much time?

What parts of the venue are included in the rental?

Is set up and tear down done by the venue or by the clients?

Is there a go-to person available on the day of the event?

Jolynn from The Troutdale House (one of my personal favorite venues yet!) had some great questions to add as well.  Don't forget to check out their bridal event on March 8th!

Who cleans the event space after use?  Venue or client?

What type of insurance do I need for my event?

Do you provide any discounts? ( Military, off-season, etc.)

Do you provide any visual or audio equipment at the venue?  Is it included in cost or extra?

Do you have indoor/outdoor event space?

If outdoor space is used do these areas have electrical power outlets?  

Is all of your venue wheel chair friendly?

Do we have access to kitchen areas?  What type of kitchen supplies are provided?

Are pets allowed in/at venue?