Wedding season is ALMOST upon us. Our first weddings at Chukkar Farm are booked for April and we just can’t wait. If you are a recently engaged bride and you’re just starting out on your adventure to find the right wedding venue – let us give you a few clues. These are some of the most important questions you should be asking when you visit your wedding venues for the first time.
The Wedding Date:
•Is mine available?
•How many weddings will be booked that day?
•What are the rates for different days or times (Friday, Saturday, Sunday; afternoon, evening)?
•Is there a payment schedule?
•What kind of deposits are required?
•Are there hidden costs like a service charge, gratuity, cleaning fees, or overtime charges?
•What’s the cancellation policy?
•What’s the last possible date that we can make changes?
•Must I use vendors of your choosing?
•Is there room for a band and/or dancing?
•Does the venue own sound equipment and speakers, or will that need to be rented?
•Are there any noise restrictions?
•Are there adequate bathroom facilities? Is there a coat check?
•Is the site handicap accessible?
•Is there ample parking? Will guests be charged for parking?
•Is there a backup plan for rain or inclement weather?
•Are there any decoration limitations? Can we use candles?
•Are there restrictions for the photographer in terms of flash usage?
•When can my vendors arrive for setup?
•What time will my guests have to leave the venue?
•Who is responsible for setting up and tearing down the decor, and when will it be completed?
This isn’t a complete list, but it’s a great place to get started! Book an appointment to come visit Chukkar Farm and we will answer all of your venue questions.