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5 important questions to ask when booking a venue

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Are you booking a venue soon, but don’t know what questions to ask? In this blog we’ll explore 5 important questions you definitely want to ask, to make sure every party is a great success. Make sure you save them, so you are fully prepared when visiting your venue.

Availability and Pricing

  • Is the venue available on the date and time you desire for your party?
  • What is the pricing structure? Do you need to pay hidden fees or additional costs?
  • Is there a minimum spend requirement and what is included in that minimum?

Capacity

  • How many guests can the venue accommodate comfortably?
  • Can the venue provide different seating arrangements or layouts to suit your event, such as for a cocktail party, sit-down dinner, or other specific needs?
  • Are there any restrictions on decorations or setups?

Amenities and Services

  • What amenities and services are included in the rental? Think of tables, chairs, audiovisual equipment or catering services?
  • Is there a designated point of contact or event coordinator to assist with planning and execution?
  • Is parking available and is it included or an additional cost?

Catering and Bar Policies

  • Can you bring your own catering, or is there an exclusive in-house catering service?
  • What are the options for the bar service? Is it a cash bar, open bar, or a combination of both?
  • Are there any restrictions on bringing your own food or drinks?

Rules and Restrictions

  • Do you want live music or entertainment? Then you need to ask about any noise restrictions or curfew times to be aware of.
  • Are there any restrictions on the type of music, entertainment, or activities allowed at the venue
  • What is the cancellation policy and any refund or rescheduling options? Because you never know if there will be unforeseen circumstances.

By asking these questions, you can ensure that the venue you choose fits perfectly with your party needs!

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