We were thrilled to see and meet so many of you at the Columbia Bridal Show last week! As fun as it was, we know you have a ton of decisions to make and we want choosing a venue to be the easiest one. We’ve put together a list of questions to ask and things to consider when you tour a venue. Relish and loose yourself in the beauty of the landscape and dreams of your big day, but first, ask smart questions and keep the following in mind while on your venue tours:
-If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, ask the venue about their rain plan.
-Maybe you want your dog as your ring barrier, are pets allowed?
-Is there a reception package & what is included?
-How long can you have the reception space for and is there a fee if the party is popping after the agreed upon end-time.
-Do they have an in-house caterer?
-Do they have a coat check and bathroom facilities that meet your standards?
-What is the parking situation?
-Is there a venue coordinator who will be there on the day of your wedding? What are their responsibilities?
-Are tables, chairs, utensils, glasses, etc., available for your guests or will you need to rent them elsewhere?
-Is there a payment schedule?
-Are there enough outlets for your awesome DJ?
-How many guests can dance in the dance space?
-Sparkler exits are trendy and fun – does the space have an open flame policy?
-Be sure to look out for and ask about the best places for photographs!
-Will any other events happen at the same time as yours?
-Is there a private area for the bridal parties to change or rest?
-Will there be air conditioning or heat available?
We are happy to answer any more questions you think of, and look forward to giving you a tour of our beautiful venue! Best wishes with all your wedding planning. – Adam’s Pond Team