Questions to ask at your Wedding venue viewing

Questions to ask at your wedding venue

Following on from my article about Choosing a Reception Venue, I thought it would be handy for you to have ready a list of questions to ask at your wedding venue viewing appointments. Some of these questions may not apply to your wedding plans – however, it might be useful to download and print out these questions to bring along to your viewing.

  • How many can the function room hold for day guests and extra evening guests?
  • How many weddings do you host in one day?
  • Do you offer wedding packages and what do they include (Room hire, centrepieces, chair covers etc)?
Does the venue charge extra for Chair Covers, Centrepieces etc? Photo: iStock
  • If I want to have my ceremony here, are you licenced?
  • Is there a room hire charge for this?
  • Where would the ceremony take place?
  • Can it be held outside? (although in Northern Ireland that all depends on the weather)

Read More: Don’t Let rain ruin your wedding day

  • Where would the photographs be taken, inside and outside?
  • How many bedrooms do you have and can I block book them if I book my wedding here?
  • How long is the block booking held for?
  • Is there a special accommodation rate for guests staying over?
  • Can we provide our own wine and do you charge for opening it?
Can we provide our own wine and do you charge for opening it? Photo: iStock
  • What way would the room be laid out, it is round or long tables?
  • Who will look after us on the day?
  • What time does the entertainment have to finish?
  • Do you have a residents bar?
  • Can we bring our own traybakes etc. for arrival / evening buffet?
  • How long will a provisional booking be held for?
  • How much deposit is required?
  • When is the final balance due?

Posted by Paul Crawford


Paul has been a full-time professional photographer since 1990. He is married to Patricia and the proud Dad to 2 fantastic sons. He photographs around 30 Weddings each year in Northern Ireland and is an experienced Photography Tutor running Photography Courses and Workshops