What Does Every Wedding Venue Need?
10 Questions to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue
What an exciting, happy time! Planning a wedding can be both fun and overwhelming, and the venue of your wedding is one of the most important decisions you will make. The options are almost endless, but once you have narrowed them to a few favorites, you have to consider if the venue has everything that you need. Here are some of the essentials.
1. Sound system
Ask what features the sound system has. If you want to show a video, make sure this is possible with their technology.
It may not be fun to think about, but the logistics of the venue must be considered for the comfort of your guests and your own peace of mind. Is there a private, separate entrance? Is it wheelchair accessible? Where are the restrooms? Are they easy to access? Are they wheelchair accessible? If the date of the wedding is during a cold weather season, is there a coat closet?
3. Full service bar
Even if you choose not to have an open bar, it should still be stocked with beer, wine, and call liquor as options for guests.
4. Dance Floor
Is there enough room for dancing? Make sure that it will not be too crowded, but also not so large that it will look empty. You want it to look like everyone is having a good time! Consider the size of your guest list and the number of people who might be on the dance floor at a given time.
Capacity does not mean how many people the room can hold. It refers to the actual number of seats that will be offered to you by the venue.
6. Deposit information
Most venues will require a deposit when you make the reservation. Ask if there is a refund policy, as there may not be one. Some venues do not allow for cancellations.
In-house catering takes away the task of finding an outside caterer and the complications that come along with it. In-house catering might be the best budget-friendly option for your wedding. Depending on the venue, the menu will still be customizable to suit your personal taste and aesthetic.
How much is charged for the use of the space? What is included? Linens, tables, and chairs are sometimes not included.
If you know you have guests coming from out of town, is there a nearby hotel or inn for them to stay at? You may want to ask for a special rate if you have a large number of guests traveling to your wedding from several hours away.
You most likely do not want strangers gawking at your wedding and your guests. If the venue is a public place, ask if there is a separate entrance for that particular place and if other people will have access to it.
Delafield Brewhaus can answer all your wedding venue questions. We’re equipped with ALL of the amenities mentioned here, and more besides! From a full bar to sound system to a private entrance, we’ve got it all covered. Come see for yourself: call to book a tour of our space today! 262-646-7821.