Questions to Ask Your Venue

Do you have my date(s) available?

How many people can the space hold? Is that number seated or standing? If seated, how many can be seated at each table? Are the tables round or rectangular?

What is your table size?

Can I see a sample of items you provide (i.e., tables, chairs, linens and china)?

What is the fee for renting the space?

How much is the down payment?

What forms of payment do you accept?

What exactly does this fee include?

What is excluded from the rental fee? How many hours does this rental fee include?

How much is an additional hour?

What is your cancellation policy?

How many parking spots are available for guests?

Can I use any vendor or do you have a list of preferred vendors?

Do you handle all set-up and tear down of the items you provide?

For weddings - If the ceremony and reception will be held in the same space, will you have enough time for staff to make this a seamless transition?

When can I begin set-up? 

Are there any restrictions on the use of the space? 

Do I need to get any permits or insurance for the event?

Do you provide/require event security?