Choosing a wedding venue is so exciting, whether you're looking for a beautiful restaurant or a modern hotel. However, it can be easy to get caught up in your excitement and forget to consider certain things. This guide explains three questions you should ask yourself about any venue that you love to make sure it's perfect for you.
Is It Accessible for All My Guests?
It's easy to forget to consider accessibility, especially if you and your future spouse don't have any accessibility needs. However, it's important to run through your guest list in your mind and think about each person. For example, do you have guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility? Do you have guests who are blind, or who have sensory issues? Think about whether the venue would be suitable for them. You could also ask the venue staff how they deal with disabled guests. In addition to disabilities, make sure the venue, whether it's a huge historic house or a small restaurant, has facilities for baby-changing. This will make sure that your wedding is fun and welcoming for everyone from new parents to your ageing grandparents.
What Is Included in the Quoted Price?
The average wedding venue cost in Australia is $14,705, so it's easy to see something cheaper than that and feel like you've got a great deal. However, it's worth delving into the quote you've been given and figuring out exactly what's included. Some packages include a hotel night for the bride and groom, a glass of champagne for your guests, or decorations. If you want these things and they aren't included, price them up and compare your package to others. However, if a venue's quote includes things you don't want, that's also something to consider. You should definitely take a look at the food and drink included, as this is one of the most important aspects of your day. If you're happy with what's included and the overall price, you can proceed.
What Are the Venue's Rules and Procedures?
Each venue has different rules and regulations, so it's important to find out the rules for your chosen values. For example, are you allowed to bring in your own decorations and centrepieces for the dinner tables, or do you have to use their decorations? What are their policies on children at your wedding? What time can you arrive on your wedding day, and what time do you have to leave? Will there be other weddings or events going on at the same time, or does the price include exclusive access to the hotel or restaurant? Find out what the rules are, and decide if you're happy with them.
If you consider accessibility concerns, what's included in the price, and the rules and regulations for every venue you're seriously considering, you can choose a venue that is beautiful, practical and appropriate.