10 things to ask when booking your wedding venue

10 things to consider when choosing your wedding venue

If you’re planning a wedding, it’s time to start thinking about your venue.

10 things to consider when choosing your wedding venueChoosing a wedding venue is one of the main things to consider when you are planning your big day, so it is important that you find a place that ticks all of your boxes. There are so many things to think about when you are searching for the right place to have your wedding, so here are 10 things to ask when you are booking your venue.

1. Do they allow confetti?

Some venues don’t let you throw confetti for different reasons, so it is important to find out what you can and can’t have before your special day so that you can find an alternative that suits you!

2. Is there accommodation?

This is a good piece of information to find out so you can let your guests know if they need to book a room in a hotel or B&B prior to your wedding. It also gives you and your guests a chance to scope out the local area for different places to stay for the best prices.

3. Will it be exclusive to your wedding?

Having privacy is important to some brides, so knowing beforehand if your wedding venue will just be yours on your big day. It also gives you an idea of the space within the wedding venue you will have use of that the public won’t.

4. What is the curfew?

This is so that your night isn’t cut short in the middle of your celebrations, especially if you want a party that lasts well into the night! Maybe there is a bar in the venue you can move your celebrations to?

5. Do they have Public Liability insurance?

Every wedding venue must have this, so that if there are any accidents they can cover the cost without a messy lawsuit. It is also beneficial for you if you end up hurting yourself or breaking something expensive, hopefully you won’t!

6. Is your date available?

A vital question to ask your wedding venue, to make sure that you can have the day you want get this question out of the way as early as you can to avoid disappointment!

7. Do they have disabled access?

If you have any guests arriving that need to use disabled facilities, then this is an important factor to clarify.

8. Is there enough parking?

If you have guests that are planning to drive then you will need parking spaces, and potentially overnight parking too.

9. What is the cancellation policy?

Obviously, this is an answer you will hope to never need but should worse come worse it is important to find out what fees there are and other details, for those ‘just-in-case’ scenarios.

10. Are they child-friendly?

This is a good question to ask if you are expecting family and friends to bring their little ones. Some venues don’t allow children past a certain time due to licencing and other things, so it is definitely worth asking.

Good luck and enjoy your special day!


Jessica Foreman

About Jessica Foreman

I'm a Durham University graduate specialising in business and lifestyle-based writing. I have developed my skills on projects surrounding the BBC, and running a print and online-based magazine whilst at university. I am currently looking towards starting my Masters in Mobile and Personal Communications as well as broadening my horizons through travelling.