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10 Must-Ask Questions for Your Wedding Venue

Found your dream venue? Fantastic! Now comes the planning. The mood boards, the table plans, the wedding suppliers, the family ´discussions´. Before you get swept away in tablecloths and centerpieces, there are some key questions to ask your wedding venue. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! 

Here are 10 must-ask questions to ensure your big day runs smoothly:

  1. What’s included in the venue rental?
  2. Are there restrictions on decorations or suppliers?
  3. What are the catering options and associated fees?
  4. Do you offer any décor packages, or is it BYOD (Bring Your Own Decorations)?
  5. Is there a dedicated space for the ceremony and reception?
  6. What’s the policy on noise limitations and music curfew?
  7. Is there ample parking available for guests?
  8. Do you provide tables, chairs, and linens, or are these rentals?
  9. What’s the backup plan in case of inclement weather (especially if your ceremony is outdoors)?
  10. What are the policies on candles, open flames, and confetti?

By asking these questions upfront, you’ll avoid any nasty surprises later and ensure your venue perfectly accommodates your vision. Remember, there are no silly questions – a well-informed couple is a happy couple! Here at Thornton Events, we have worked at most of the major wedding venues in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire and we already have a good idea of what is and isn’t possible so we are happy to help you with this.