Essential Wedding Venue Questions

As with every part of your wedding planning, ask the right questions when you are choosing the location for your wedding and you are more likely to get the day you have always dreamed of. To help you, we have listed the key questions to ask your wedding venue to make sure you choose a location that suits you.

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What Is the Maximum and Minimum Capacity?

Though we will all consider whether a venue is big enough to fit all our guests, you should also consider whether it is too big. If you are planning a small wedding but want a grand location, consider having a more intimate location than the master ballroom.

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What Will It Look Like?

As many venues have to be booked months, or even years in advance, it is essential to get an understanding of what your wedding will look like on the day from the organisers.

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Are There Any Limitations?

This should include whether there are any controls on sound and light levels and whether there is a curfew on the time your party must end. Can you have a fireworks display? Are children allowed? Can you use your own caterers? Find this all out in advance to save you the trouble of finding out when it’s too late!

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What Arrangements are Made for Wedding Presents?

As your guests arrive with wedding gifts, it’s essential to know what will happen to them during the day. Collectively, your gifts will be a worth a significant amount so make sure they will be safe? Will you have to take them home with you on your wedding night?

Get the arrangements right beforehand and it is one less thing to think about on the night. These questions will ensure your wedding day runs smoothly.

All images from Heart Home magazine.

Photographer: Richard Clatworthy.  Stylist: Elkie Brown.