Here at Little Wren Company we certainly know a thing or two about wedding venues, and delivering excellent customer service. So we thought we’d put our knowledge to good use and create a check list of things to look out for when choosing the perfect venue for your special day.
The Two most Important Questions!
When making your appointment to visit the venue, ask first what their seating capacity is and whether your preferred date is free. These two questions will save you a lot of heartache, and are certainly worth knowing in advance.
Is it what you were looking for?
When presented with a beautiful venue it’s easy to get carried away but ask yourself whether this fits with your wedding vision. Some venues have an in-house co-coordinator who is on-hand to work with you and transform the venue to your taste, so it’s worth asking if this is a service they can provide.
Feeding the Masses!
Does the venue have in-house catering or will you need to hire your own caterers? Make sure you have an idea of the type of food you’re after before you visit the venue, whether it’s a sit down meal or a buffet, will the venue be able to accommodate this? Don’t forget the drinks – does the venue have a licence to consume alcohol?
Meet the Staff
You’ll have plenty of contact with the venue on the run up to the big day, so we suggest you make a point of meeting key members of staff. Make sure you find them approachable, happy to assist, and share your own sentiments on important points of the day – never underestimate good customer service!
Those Little Things that make a Big Difference
Like most brides we’re sure you already have an idea of what want on your big day. Perhaps it’s fireworks in the grounds, candles on the tables, a live band in the evening. Whatever those things are, even if you’re not sure you want them yet, make a note of it and ask the venue. Many venues have restrictions on activities and decorations due to their insurance, so it’s good to know in advance where their limitations are.
Little Wren manage fabulous showcase events for exquisite venues across the UK. If you’re interested in attending our next event please email Tamzin Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly on 07800 592038.