Questions to ask wedding venues

Our comprehensive list of questions to ask wedding venues

You have selected your shortlist of wedding venues in Sussex and made appointments to view.  It is really good to be prepared and come with a list of questions to ask wedding venues and a list of queries before visiting your shortlisted venue.  Do have an open mind when you look at the facilities available, but also have an idea of what you will not be prepared to compromise on and what you will be prepared to compromise.

Prepare a checklist and mark them off as you go through the list.  Most popular wedding venues are used to anxious bridal couples and already have a prepared FAQ sheet to handout.  Here is a list of the most common questions to ask wedding venues when thinking about when choosing the right venue for you.  This will ensure that there are no nasty cost surprises nearer the time.

Download the Questions to Ask Wedding Venues Check Sheet

  • Is there a cost for hiring the venue
  • Is there a set-up and break down fee
  • What deposit is required and what are the cancellation notices
  • What wedding packages are available (do they include cost of venue hire)
  • If you are having a civil wedding – what is the cost of the ceremony (some venues charge extra for the ceremonial room)
  • Is it Exclusive use or is there a premium to pay.
  • If shared, how many other weddings are there that day and where are they located
  • What restrictions are there – candles, confetti, decorations, disabled access,
  • Is there a coat room or space for hanging coats
  • Can we use our own wedding coordinator? Is there an in-house wedding planner
  • Is there a dance floor
  • What time does the entertainment have to stop
  • Are there any restrictions on sound level for entertainment
  • Are gratuities included for waiting staff
  • Is there sufficient parking
  • Is there enough accommodation for guests wishing to stay overnight
  • If it is an early wedding, what time will accommodation be available
  • Are there changing facilities for the bride, groom and guests
  • Are there locations for stunning photography