5 Questions to Ask a Destination Wedding Venue before Booking
Choosing your destination wedding venue is one of the most important and exciting steps in the wedding planning process. Your venue sets the stage for the ambiance and vibe of your big day, so it’s important to know what to look for in a wedding venue. Here are our top five questions to ask while you’re on the search for the perfect destination wedding venue.
1. Is There an On-Site Coordinator at the Venue?
When sorting out what to look for in a wedding venue, this is one thing that couples should definitely inquire about before booking. Since you likely won’t be spending much time in or around the venue prior to your wedding (especially if it’s in a different state or country), it’s very helpful to look for destination wedding venues with an on-site coordinator. This person will be there on your wedding day to ensure everything is going according to plan and help with any last-minute adjustments. This also gives you a point-of-contact who can answer questions and provide a bit of support with venue logistics.
2. What is Included in the Booking & What Needs to be Booked Separately?
This is a very important question and may help you determine what to look for in a wedding venue as you continue your search. Destination wedding venues have different packages and offerings, so it’s crucial to see what your top venues include and what you’ll need to book separately. Knowing this can help with budgeting and sorting out where to save a little and where you can splurge. For example, some wedding venues are all-inclusive and provide on-site catering, tables, chairs, linens, dance floor, decor, you name it. Other venues are more of a “blank slate” and provide room for customization by booking outside vendors for all the wedding essentials.
3. Do You Host More than One Wedding on the Same Day?
You don’t want to share your special day in your special location with another couple, do you? I didn’t think so! Having your wedding at a hotel or resort might mean you’ll have some uninvited guests lingering around your event. That’s why it is so important to ask your destination wedding venue this question straight off the bat. Some couples may not be bothered by another nearby wedding or random bystanders, but many prefer to have a more intimate space all to themselves. This helps avoid any confusion for guests or worries about venue amenities and allows you the freedom to move about the space with more ease.