So, you’re engaged! Visualizing your perfect day has a lot to do with the venue you choose. Picking the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception are crucial to making your ultimate vision come together. However, choosing and booking the place might not be as easy as you think. Before you start visiting your dream venues, there are a few questions that you should ask so you can make sure that you are choosing the right fit. Here are 20 essential questions to ask your wedding venue!

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  1. Do you have my date available?
  2. How many people can the space hold? Is that number seated or standing?
  3. What is the fee for renting the space?
  4. What exactly does this fee include? (Venues usually range from a room rate to an all-inclusive price)
  5. What is excluded from the rental fee? How many hours does the rental rate include?
  6. How much is an additional hour?
  7. How many parking spots are available for guests?
  8. Can we rent additional parking if needed?
  9. Can I use any vendor or do you have a list of preferred vendors?
  10. Do you do all set up and tear down of items you provide?
  11. If the ceremony and reception will be held in the same space will you have enough time and staff to make this a seamless transition?
  12. When can I begin set up on my wedding day?
  13. Can I see a sample of items you provide? (Ex: tables, chairs, linen, china, etc.)
  14. Are there any restrictions on use of this space? (Ex: open flame candles, hanging objects from the ceiling)
  15. Are there restrictions on photography or videography? (This is very important for your photographer and videographer to know ahead of time!)
  16. Are there any noise restrictions?
  17. What is your cancellation policy?
  18. Is there a bridal room and a groom’s suite?
  19. How much is the deposit?
  20. When is the balance due?