When it comes to marrying your best friend, you want the setting to be perfect. Many brides and grooms spend a significant amount of time selecting the perfect venue for their ceremony and reception.
While most couples know that guest capacity, availability, and overall style should play a critical role when booking a wedding venue, there are some details that couples often overlook when selecting a location for their wedding. Here are three details you should ask about when booking your venue to ensure your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible.
1. Equipment included in the rental price.
It's important that you take the time to clarify which types of equipment will be included in your venue rental. Many venues provide only the space for a wedding ceremony and reception, leaving the bride and groom responsible for bringing their own extension cords, speakers, and other valuable equipment.
In order to ensure that you have access to the equipment needed to give your wedding the production value you desire, clarify which types of equipment are included in your venue rental.
2. Available parking for guests.
It's critical that you have a rough estimate when it comes to the number of guests who will be attending your wedding when securing a venue. This estimated headcount allows you to seek out a venue large enough to accommodate your needs.
While the size of the venue itself is important, you also need to ensure that the venue can provide enough parking to accommodate your guests. Be sure to ask about available parking as well as any valet services that may be offered to your guests when you are booking a venue for your wedding.
3. Restrictions on the use of the space.
Many couples assume that they are free to use a venue's space however they wee fit once a deposit has been paid. If you want to avoid a stressful surprise on your wedding day, you should take the time to ask about any restrictions on the use of the space prior to booking a venue.
Some venues prohibit the hanging of objects from the ceiling or walls, the use of open flame candles, or flash photography in sacred areas. Knowing about these restrictions ahead of time will help you alter your decoration and photography plans to accommodate both your aesthetic and the venue's guidelines.
Booking a venue for your wedding is a significant responsibility. Ensure that the space you reserve will add to the joy of your wedding day by taking the time to ask about equipment included in the rental price, available parking for guests, and clarification on any restrictions that could affect the way you utilize your wedding venue in the future.