Most of you are out and about looking for venues whether it is for a party or a Wedding so I thought that it would be good to give you some tips on what to look out for and how to choose a right one for you.
Of course you know to ask about the charges but make sure you find out what it actually covers.
- Make sure you ask how many hours and what hours the hire will cover. This must allow you enough time before to decorate it and bring your suppliers in.
- Have a think whether you are having an exclusive use or not.
Be careful with exclusive use their might be hidden charges in those so make sure you ask about everything. Often if it is a Hotel venue they will require you to book all the Hotel rooms or a bigger percentage of them.
- Most people focus on asking venues about maximum numbers but don’t forget to ask about minimum numbers. Most of the venues will have those and if you planning to make your guests list shorter than it is something to consider.
Also check whether the venue has got preferred suppliers list as they might not be happy to work with different ones that they have never worked with before.
But this is usually a good thing as it will save you a lot of money as they will do really good deals and they know the place inside out so everything will be perfect.
If you want to purchase your own drinks because of your preferences or you are from a certain country that has specific tradition regarding to drinking than make sure to check the corkage !
This can cause a massive difference in your final budget if you don’t have it all set and it can get out of control.
If you are planning to have a live band, musicians or DJ’s make sure you check what are the venues regulations on sounds as some of them might have restrictions on how loud and how late the music can play.
Finding this out on the day might cause a lot of problems and no music for your party.
Happy planning and partying!!!