Table decorated for a wedding at Cedar Pond Farms
A wedding is a special day for any couple, but navigating through the many decisions that need to be made can seem daunting, including the wedding venue. One of the most important choices you will have to make is where your ceremony and reception will occur. Finding a venue that aligns with your style, budget, and guest list size will help ensure all aspects of the day go smoothly. Here are six questions to ask when booking your wedding venue.

1. How Many Guests Can the Wedding Venue Hold?

Your wedding venue location will need to be able to accommodate all of your guests. When considering a venue, compare the square footage and total capacity to your guest list size, so you have room for everyone at the ceremony and reception. Parking convenience should also be considered. With plenty of parking on the farm, there is no need for shuttles or additional transportation at Cedar Pond Farms.

2. Is There an On-Site Coordinator?

If possible, try to book a venue that has an on-site coordinator. This person will be responsible for making sure the day runs smoothly and will take care of any problems or emergencies that may arise.

3. What Is the Price Range?

Don’t forget to budget for your wedding venue! Prices can vary greatly depending on the location, size, and features of the space. Ensure you know what is included in the price and any additional fees that may apply.

4. How Long Can You Use the Wedding Venue?

You also want to make sure you can book your wedding venue for the entire day, or at least the majority of it. This will help eliminate stress on both your side and the venue owner’s because multiple parties are not trying to use the space at the same time.

5. What Is the Setup Time?

Make sure you check out a wedding venue’s setup requirements to ensure it can accommodate all of your decorations and décor. Some wedding venues only allow a certain amount of time for setup, while others have restrictions on what items can be used during the event. The setup time is also a consideration when planning an outdoor wedding.

6. What Is the Wedding Venue Cancellation Policy?

Wedding venues can be in high demand (about 2.4 million weddings take place annually, according to Statista), so it’s important to know what happens if you need to cancel. Some venues have a no-refund policy, while others may offer a partial or full refund depending on how far in advance you cancel.

By asking these questions before making your decision, you’ll be able to find the perfect wedding space for your special day. Call us to discuss your specific needs, and we’ll help you find the right venue for your celebration!

Please read our post on 5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue for more information!