Top 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Venue

By: Brian Rhodes on June 21st, 2018

If you are organizing an event, one of the first decision that is required is the choice of venue. No matter what type of event you are planning, you need to find a convenient, accessible location which offers the space and facilities you need. Choosing the right venue could mean the difference between guests showing up in droves- or an empty house.  Here are ten fundamental questions you should ask.

 

  1. Are there days of the week or time of the year that cost less than others?
  2. What is included in the venue rental?
  3. How many hours do you offer for set-up and break down?
  4. Do you have a list of preferred suppliers/vendors?
  5. Are there any decoration restrictions or limitations?
  6. Is guest parking available? If so, is it free?
  7. Do you have a liquor license and have staff members that are authorized to serve alcoholic beverages??
  8. Does your venue offer in-house catering?
  9. What kind of deposits are required and is there a payment scheduling option available?
  10. 10. Are there additional costs like cleaning fees, overtime charges, service charge, or gratuity?

 

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