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  1.  
    • Stevie_Dee
      CommentAuthorStevie_DeeGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010 edited
     
    Yes another list!!!! Apologies ladies! We are set to visit our venue again tomorrow and Im armed with a notebook full of questions some relate to our chosen venue but most are general questions which you should ask any prospective venue...heres a start and please add more. Hopefully you will add some that I can add to my plethora of questions for our poor venue manager!
    (-:xxx

    1) An obvious one but ...is the venue available on your chosen day?
    2) Is the function room/venue big enough to accomodate your chosen guest list?
    3) Will there be any other weddings held on that day?
    4) f theres accomodation...will your guests get a preferential discount?
    5) Do you accomodate children? ie highchairs, mother and baby facilities, bottle warming?
    6) Do you allow under 3's to eat free?
    7) Do you have a seperate childrens menu or 1/2 portion of the adults menu for children?
    8) Do you do a childrens drinks package?
    9) Do you require a minimum public liability insurance? (some venues require a £2 or £5 million pi insurance)
    10) Once a deposit is paid will there be any price increase, VAT increase or extra charges (we nearly got stung by this one at our old venue)
    11) How much is your deposit and is it refundable (if not refundable is it transferrable as we nearly lost £300 deposit but transferred it so now we are having a christmas evening meal with entertainment for 12 people)
    12) What time does the bar close? Is this flexible/can you get an extension if required?
    13) Will your venue accomodate your chosen decorations/theme/special items ie choc fountain/luge/candy buffet
    14) What percentage of guests need to be catered for? (most venues are 75 - 80% some cheeky venues are 100%)
    15) Do you have to pay any short fall for expected numbers?
    16) Is there a minimum bar spend? (1venue we looked at required a min £1000 bar spend and any shortfall to be made up by ourselves)
    17) Are there any noise pollution restrictions in the venue area ie for fireworks or live/loud music after midnight.
    18) Will you be allowed to move any furniture etc...?
    19) If hiring chair covers are the chairs to be used round top or square top?
    20) What is a rough price guide for bar drinks? (hotels are notoriously pricey)
    21) Do you need guest meal choices beforehand? (if more than 1 option per course)

    Obviously not necessarily all will apply to your venue but I hope this thread helps you ask all questions needed. xxx

    I have a gorgeous husband!
    2 brilliant wonderful boys, a wonderful life
    in Cornwall. Happiest woman ever!
    Now making our house a home. Blessing 2014.
  2.  
    • luvlifejen (mrs berr
      CommentAuthorluvlifejen (mrs berrGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    yay i have done all of this :) xx

    soon to be Mrs Berry 26.11.2011


  3.  
    • Kimi
      CommentAuthorKimiGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    i'm bookmarking it - will read through in case there's any questions i've missed last time :)

    The days are flying by, can't wait :)


  4.  
    • Stevie_Dee
      CommentAuthorStevie_DeeGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    Lol Jen its all starting again for me! xxx

    I have a gorgeous husband!
    2 brilliant wonderful boys, a wonderful life
    in Cornwall. Happiest woman ever!
    Now making our house a home. Blessing 2014.
  5.  
    • linzi
      CommentAuthorlinziGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    are you allowed candles or tea lights, fireworks, chinese lanterns

    I don’t repeat gossip so listen very carefully!!
    Started Slimming World - 23/03/2011 - 2 Stone to lose!
    Total Loss = 1 stone 7 lbs.
    As at 23/11 - 3 days before the wedding.
  6.  
    • kellyc13
      CommentAuthorkellyc13Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    do they provide a cake knife,
    do they charge for corckage

    so little time, so much to do!


  7.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    Thank you Dee!!! We are going to look at our possible reception venue this weekend!!! xxx
  8.  
    • Stevie_Dee
      CommentAuthorStevie_DeeGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    No problem hun! xxx

    I have a gorgeous husband!
    2 brilliant wonderful boys, a wonderful life
    in Cornwall. Happiest woman ever!
    Now making our house a home. Blessing 2014.
  9.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    I am so excited, got the provisional booking made for the registry office and now we are going to look at our first (and hopefully only) reception venue this weekend!!!!! Feels like I am actually getting married now instead of just being engaged!!! lol. xxx
  10.  
    • Stevie_Dee
      CommentAuthorStevie_DeeGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    I hope it works out for you at weekend hun! Keep us posted as to how you get on! xxx

    I have a gorgeous husband!
    2 brilliant wonderful boys, a wonderful life
    in Cornwall. Happiest woman ever!
    Now making our house a home. Blessing 2014.
  11.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
     
    Cheers. Will do. xxx
  12.  
    • Rags
      CommentAuthorRagsGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 25th 2010
     
    Entertainment, do they provide dance lights/smoke machines/microphone for speaches??

    I'm now a married woman
    I have a gorgeous husband
    Whats to do now
    Theres no more wedding planning to do
  13.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeAug 25th 2010
     
    Thats a good one Rags. xxx
  14.  
    • Mrs Brakes
      CommentAuthorMrs BrakesGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeSep 29th 2010
     
    Found it, thanks Hails. got some q's to ask.
    Is venue expecting to redecorate and if yes, what are they expecting to do?
    Are they looking to change their menu?
    Is decorating the venue included in the price and if yes, how much choice is there? Can own decorations be supplied?

    Got married 11/11/11.


  15.  
    • haylsmccrone
      CommentAuthorhaylsmccroneGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeSep 30th 2010
     
    fab list thank you :)
  16.  
    • littlemisssunshine
      CommentAuthorlittlemisssunshineGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeSep 30th 2010
     
    thanks for this ladys i need this questions or i would have had some nasty surprises on the day lol
  17.  
    • OneDayMrsSmith
      CommentAuthorOneDayMrsSmithGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeSep 30th 2010
     
    Bookedmarked, thank you :) x
  18.  
    • twirler
      CommentAuthortwirlerGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 4th 2010
     
    Bump for totally loved up xx

    Officially Mrs Joseph
    back on the diet re set my target

  19.  
    • twirler
      CommentAuthortwirlerGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeNov 5th 2010
     
    bump

    Officially Mrs Joseph
    back on the diet re set my target

  20.  
    • Stevie_Dee
      CommentAuthorStevie_DeeGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 10th 2011
     
    I thought this may be relevant for brides who are presently looking at venues. xx

    I have a gorgeous husband!
    2 brilliant wonderful boys, a wonderful life
    in Cornwall. Happiest woman ever!
    Now making our house a home. Blessing 2014.
  21.  
    • Rachie :D
      CommentAuthorRachie :DGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 10th 2011
     
    Also check before you start buying things if certain bits are allowed, ie: naked flames, table confetti, the fire lanterns, fireworks. Never ever assume!

    9th June 2012 when two worlds collide
    The Crazy Cat Lady and the Transformer Man!

  22.  
    • MeganeChick
      CommentAuthorMeganeChickGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 12th 2011
     
    its worth asking how early you can access the room to decorate it (if you want to do so yourself) as some let you go in the evening before whereas many are the morning of the wedding
  23.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 19th 2011
     
    Bump. xxx
  24.  
    • Abi4tomboy
      CommentAuthorAbi4tomboyGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    i was shocked when i asked when i could set up the hall and im allowed to set up the day before for no extra cost tables and chairs provide got to decorate and provide dj and all that but i thought we were luckly so got the hall for 2day for £100
  25.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    Thats Brilliant Abi!!!!! Please tell me you live in/near Plymouth??? lol. xxx
  26.  
    • CommentAuthorloubyscooby
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    Make sure you get the full list of accessories they can provide FOC - I had booked mirror center plates, crystals and tea lights with the woman who is doing the chair covers but then just double checked with our venue and they do these in the package plus put chair covers in the ceremony room so I saved a bit there
  27.  
    • Mrs L 2b :)
      CommentAuthorMrs L 2b :)Got married 18 months ago
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    I'm defo taking this list with me when I visit a venue next :D hehe thanks xx
  28.  
    • boo
      CommentAuthorbooGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    same here lol I've bookmarked it so I don't forget. I'm sure there will be a few questions I'll add to the list too

    Can't wait to be Mrs Foster 21/06/2012 :D
    <<< LOOK! ITS A DICTIONARY!!!!
    I'll be 9 when I get married....
  29.  
    • Abi4tomboy
      CommentAuthorAbi4tomboyGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    unfortuantly not mumble i live in worcestershire its only a village hall but we got cricket feilds and playng feilds all around us so hopefuly becasue were getting married july we can all go outside when we want n ave piccys tuk there ect ect but got quoted £600 for 1 vilage hall still had to prvide food music chair covers ect ect myself thought that was very pricy
  30.  
    • becky -mrs firth
      CommentAuthorbecky -mrs firthGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    i will tweet ure questions about :

    3- any other weddins- is the bar for our use only or if theres another weddin do we share? ( cos at ures theres 2 function room one up n down a seperate bar each! ) also i hav th eupstairs room wich has its own private entrance (i prefer its entrance than downstairs one)
    8- childresn drink apckage i wudnt bother with
    11- the deposit will be non refundable hun
    12- if the bar closes at say 12 can people that r stayin at the hotel contine to drink and charge the drinks to their rooms
    16- i have never heard this but trust me if ure havinure day n nite do the bar will take loads more than that!! ( my family will anyway heheheh)
    21- u will pick ure menu hun then send little menus out wiv ure invites for the guests 2 choice and then u will give the numbers ot them on ure 3 month appointment or watevr time they want it

    my questions to add...

    1- do u get free overnite stay on the nite of the weddin? mayb even nite before?
    2- our menu was set but we was allowed to pay £5 extra pp to give every1 a choice
    3- if u wanna give alcoholic minatures to guests as favours r u allowed

    ps corkage will be loads n not worth it!

    Engaged 27th November 2010
    Hen Do Newcastle 2nd June 2012
    Marrying the man of my dreams 11th August 2012!
    Honeymoon To Jamaica 14th October 2012
  31.  
    • becky -mrs firth
      CommentAuthorbecky -mrs firthGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    sorry last question can u go the nite before and set centre piceces ureself? its wat i wanna do 4 piece of mind

    Engaged 27th November 2010
    Hen Do Newcastle 2nd June 2012
    Marrying the man of my dreams 11th August 2012!
    Honeymoon To Jamaica 14th October 2012
  32.  
    • krazykitty
      CommentAuthorkrazykittyGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
     
    gona bump this is case anyone looking again x

    i cannot wait to marry my best friend
    i love you ry!!!
    engaged midnight 2009
    Mrs Ryan Sheader (to be) lol :D
  33.  
    • skitty666
      CommentAuthorskitty666Got married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
     
    thanks for the list!! xx
  34.  
    • megs
      CommentAuthormegsGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
     
    just printed all that off ready for my folder to take with me to venues!!!brill list thanks ladies :))))) xx




  35.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 12th 2011
     
    Bump
  36.  
    • melliecake
      CommentAuthormelliecakeGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 12th 2011
     
    thanks for the list dee :) going to see my venue thursday so it should come in handy. x x x
  37.  
    • xxJennyxx
      CommentAuthorxxJennyxxGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 12th 2011
     
    Ask about staffing, the last thing you want is for your family/friends waiting for ages for food because they only put a couple of staff on to save costs!

    Soon to be Mrs Mawee!
    Hawaii - Booked! Dress - Bought!! Bring on the day!

  38.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 14th 2011
     
    Bump
  39.  
    • *Kat B*
      CommentAuthor*Kat B*Got married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 14th 2011
     
    bump

    Live for today
    This cat is not in pain.....it's meowing noooo not UKB again
    Met 08 Jul 2003, Engaged 20 May 2010
    Married 19 April 2012
  40.  
    • Liann
      CommentAuthorLiannGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 15th 2011
     
    if youre getting married there, are people allowed to throw confetti? do they have a designated area to do this maybe?
  41.  
    • Julie Walker x
      CommentAuthorJulie Walker xGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
     
    ok silly question....what does "bump" mean??

    oh I do I do I dooooo!!!
    oh I did I did I did!!

  42.  
    • becky -mrs firth
      CommentAuthorbecky -mrs firthGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
     
    it takes this discussion to the top of the list hun

    Engaged 27th November 2010
    Hen Do Newcastle 2nd June 2012
    Marrying the man of my dreams 11th August 2012!
    Honeymoon To Jamaica 14th October 2012
  43.  
    • Julie Walker x
      CommentAuthorJulie Walker xGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
     
    oh lol thankyou :D

    oh I do I do I dooooo!!!
    oh I did I did I did!!

  44.  
    • cole
      CommentAuthorcoleGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
     
    This post was brill im away to view my venue this monday thanx girls xx

    Soon to be Mrs Maclennan xxx
    Cant wait to marry my best friend xxx

  45.  
    • mentalpip31
      CommentAuthormentalpip31Got married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
     
    omg! this has been going round and round in my head, finally i know what to ask now. me and h2b have a meeting with the wedding co-ordinator at our proposed venue next week and ive been looking for questions to ask and no luck!
    thanks stevie_dee! youre a star!


    Im just a chef, not a miracle worker!
    But I would like a fairy godmother to come and help with the
    wedding plans!! :-)
  46.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
     
    Bump
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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~xGot married 33 months ago
      CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
     
    bUMPING TO THE TOP

    UKBride moderator both on here and on facebook

    For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart
    It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
  48.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
     
    Bumping again
  49.  
    • joey86
      CommentAuthorjoey86Got married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
     
    Just been finalising a few things with our potential venue before we book and pay the deposit and I can't tell you how helpful this post was!! I wouldn't have had a clue what to ask otherwise :-) x
  50.  
    • Mumble83
      CommentAuthorMumble83Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
     
    I was the same. xx
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