One Marylebone
One Marylebone

So, you’ve found the wedding venue of your dreams and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line? Well, before you whip out your pen there are a few essential questions you need to ask the venue coordinator. These could be real deal breakers (or deal makers) so you definitely want to get the answers ASAP.

Here are all the questions you need to ask about your wedding venue.

  • Are we able to book this venue for our preferred wedding date?
  • Are there any other events scheduled for the day or weekend of our wedding?
  • Is the venue licensed for wedding ceremonies?
  • Do you offer any wedding packages?
  • When is the down payment due?
  • Do you have a payment plan option?
  • Is the booking fee less expensive if we hire the venue during the off-season or on a weeknight?
  • What is the capacity of this wedding venue?
  • Is there any outdoor space available?

One Marylebone
One Marylebone

  • Is there a separate coat check area (or an area that can be used as a coat check)?
  • Are there dressing rooms (or rooms that could be used as dressing rooms)?
  • Is there a parking lot that our guests and vendors can use?
  • Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
  • How many toilets are there?
  • Does the venue have air conditioning and/or heating?
  • Can you show me potential set up options for my reception and ceremony?

One Marylebone
One Marylebone

  • How early can we arrive at the venue on our wedding day?
  • How many hours will our suppliers have for setup and breakdown?
  • Is there a separate area where we can have our drinks reception?
  • Who is the vendor coordinator and can we have his or her contact information?
  • Can you put us in contact with your preferred suppliers (florists, caterers, musicians, lighting, etc.)?
  • Do you have chairs, dining tables, tableware and linens we can use or do we have to hire our own?

One Marylebone
One Marylebone

  • Do you offer in-house catering?
  • Do you provide alcohol?
  • Does the venue have bartenders and wait staff or do we have to sort that out ourselves?
  • Can we use a DJ or live band at the venue?
  • What will happen if it rains or snows on our wedding day (do you have tents, canopies, etc.)?
  • How do you deal with cancellations?
  • Are we able to see a copy of your standard contract?
  • Are there any other policies we should know about in regards to noise, decor, lighting, rentals or anything else?

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