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Choosing A Wedding Venue

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Before you start searching for a wedding venue it is advisable to take the following points into consideration.

Initial Decisions
• What type of venue do you prefer? e.g. hotel, banqueting hall, marquee.
• The number of people you are expecting to invite.
• The budget allocated for venue hire.
• When you would like to hold your wedding. Have a few dates in mind in case the first option is not available.

Venue Availability
• Is the venue available on your proposed wedding date and time?
• Are there any other functions taking place before or after your wedding?
• Can the venue comfortably accommodate the number of guests you are expecting?

Venue Facilities
• Does the venue have disabled access?
• Does the venue have air conditioning?
• Are there any changing room facilities/storage rooms available?
• What are the car/coach parking arrangements?
• Do they have adequate coat hanging and toilet facilities?
• Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies?
• Does the venue provide cake tables/gift tables and easels for the seating plan?
• Do you have a Public Address system that can be used for speeches / announcements?

Décor
• What is the venue's interior décor like?
• Are there any refurbishment plans from now until your actual wedding date?
• Can the interior match with any specific colour themes that you may be considering?

Food & Beverage
• Do they have an in-house caterer or can your bring your own?
• Will they allow you to bring your own alcohol or will they provide it?
• Is there any corkage if you bring your own beverages?

Accommodation Facilities
• Does the venue have overnight accommodation facilities on-site or nearby for you or your guests?
• If the venue is a hotel, is it possible to reserve a block of rooms at a discounted rate?

Venue Restrictions
• What are the limitations on what decor you can have?
• What is the time limit regarding the playing of music and serving of beverages?
• Is there a charge if extra function hours are required?

Payment & Confirmations
• Will the venue sending confirmations of all the arrangements and exactly what is included?
• What are the refund and cancellation policies?
• What are the payment policies?
• Who will be the contact person for the venue on the day?

This article was kindly contributed by Amit Lamba of www.lagunarestaurant.com Their Laguna Banqueting hall is an ideal wedding venue
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