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What questions should I ask when visiting a potential wedding venue?

When visiting a potential wedding venue, it's important to gather all the necessary information to make an informed decision. Here are some questions you may want to ask:


What questions should I ask when visiting a potential wedding venue

Availability and Capacity:

  • Is the venue available on our desired date?

  • How many guests can the venue accommodate comfortably?

  • Are there any restrictions on the number of guests?


Facilities and Amenities:

  • What is included in the rental fee? (tables, chairs, linens, etc.)

  • Are there separate areas for the ceremony and reception?

  • Is there a bridal suite or dressing room available?

  • Are there on-site parking facilities?


Catering and Bar Services:

  • Does the venue have an in-house catering service, or do we need to bring our own?

  • Are outside caterers allowed?

  • Can we customise the menu?

  • What are the options for the bar service? (open bar, cash bar, etc.)

What questions should I ask when visiting a potential wedding venue

What questions should I ask when visiting a potential wedding venue?


Logistics and Restrictions:

  • Are there any noise restrictions or curfews?

  • What are the setup and takedown times?

  • Are there any decoration restrictions?

  • Are there any vendor restrictions or a preferred vendor list?

  • Can we use open flames or candles?

What questions should I ask when visiting a potential wedding venue

Additional Services:

  • Do you provide event coordination or a wedding planner?

  • Is there on-site staff available to assist during the event?

  • Are there any additional fees or charges we should be aware of? (cleaning fees, overtime charges, etc.)

  • Are there any special packages or discounts available?

Outdoor/Indoor Options:

  • If the venue has an outdoor area, is there a backup plan in case of bad weather?

  • Are there any restrictions or permits required for outdoor ceremonies?

Photography and Entertainment:

  • Are there any specific rules or guidelines for photographers/videographers?

  • Is there space for a DJ or live band? Are there any sound restrictions?

What questions should I ask when visiting a potential wedding venue

Payment and Contract:

  • What is the payment schedule? Are deposits required?

  • What is the cancellation policy?

  • Are there any hidden costs or additional charges?

  • Can we see a sample contract to review?

Remember to take notes and ask for any brochures or additional information that may help you in your decision-making process. It's also a good idea to enquire about any specific concerns you may have regarding your wedding.


To ask us any of these questions or enquire about holding your special day at Pangdean Barn, contact us today!



All photos credit: Matthew Scott Photography

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