Deciding on a wedding venue is one of the first, most important decisions you’ll have to make when you start planning your wedding. It’s important to remember that popular wedding venues will be booked months in advance, so book yours early to avoid disappointment.
Choosing a wedding venue is no easy task and so, to help you out, we have compiled a checklist of the 8 most important factors to consider:
Does the venue suit your theme?
Because an urban chic venue won’t quite suit a rustic, farm-style reception.
Is it close enough to your ceremony venue?
Another option is to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue, ask if this is possible.
Is it big enough to accommodate all your guests?
You not only need to ask if there is enough space inside the venue for all your guests but if there will be enough parking.
Does it fall within your budget?
Remember to ask questions like:
Is the price all-inclusive or are items billed separately?
What is the deposit and when are you required to pay it?
How soon after the event is the balance due?
What is the cancellation policy?
What is included in venue hire?
Does the venue provide all necessary items such as chairs, tables, linen, crockery and cutlery? And if so, do you like them?
Is there an onsite wedding coordinator?
Does the venue have in-house caterers? And if so, are their menus flexible?
Is the venue licensed to serve alcohol?
If it is, are you allowed to bring your own booze and if so, is there a corkage fee?
Are there restrictions on noise and the time the reception has to end?
the forum company will be showcasing our beautiful wedding venues at The Wedding Expo ® at The Coca-Cola Dome this weekend (24-25 August). From small and intimately romantic, to Urban Chic to Elegant Sophistication, the forum company is sure to have the perfect wedding venue for you! Already decided on a venue elsewhere? the forum|private label is able to provide you with mouth-watering menus, personalised service, and expert bar and waitering staff to make your wedding unforgettable.Will we be seeing you at The Wedding Expo® this weekend? Don’t forget to pop by our stand!