- Is the venue wheelchair accessible? Are there stairs to
climb? Is it safe for children? Do they provide appropriate
seating for the elderly and young children?
Changing rooms - Are there rooms for the bride, groom etc.
to change and relax?
Decor - Does the decor suit your style of wedding?
Drinks - Do they have a license? Can you
to bring your own drink? (usually cheaper)
Entertainment - Is there room for a band
and dancing? Does the venue have a sound system or will that
need to be rented?
Facilities - Do they have adequate coat check and bathroom
Food - If you are having in-house catering service, take
a tour of the kitchen to check whether food is prepared in
a clean and safe environment and test some samples before
placing your order for the menu. Do they have a limitation on which outside caterers you can
Hidden costs - Are there any hidden costs? read the contract
carefully. What are the overtime charges? Are table linen,
flowers, place cards and other decorations included in the
Limitations - Do they stipulate
no loud music after a certain time. Do they allow confetti
or candles. Are there limits on the decorations
like to use? Are food and drinks limited to only certain
Location - Is the venue convenient to arrive by public transport.
Parking - How close is the parking to
the venue? Are there extra charges for parking?
Payment - Is there a payment schedule? What deposit is required?
What is the cancellation policy?
Photographs - Are there good locations on the grounds to
Venue staff - Who will be managing the venue on the day
of your wedding? Can you meet them? Are the staff experienced
Weather - If any outdoor areas are involved, are there any
backup plans for rain.