Questions to ask your wedding venue before booking

Essential questions to ask your wedding venue before booking

Questions to ask your wedding venue before booking

With so many beautiful wedding ceremony locations in Lake Macquarie to choose from it is easy to miss the bigger picture. If you have chosen Lake Macquarie as your wedding destination, then you need to ask any venue on the short list the right questions before you book. Here we explore the key questions that you need to ask to ensure you are getting the best deal.

Initial information

The most basic range of questions should focus on ensuring that the venue is going to be able to cater for the scale of your wedding needs. There needs to be enough parking for guests, enough room for the evening guests, enough space for both parties to get ready at the venue (if that’s your preference). You should also make sure you check other basics such as whether guests can leave their cars overnight and whether you will be the only wedding taking place on that day.


Accommodation considerations are also important because this can affect ease of planning. You should ensure that there is enough accommodation available either at the venue or close by the wedding ceremony location. This will save you having to collect loads of cash from every guest and deal with the bookings yourself. You should also check when the guests will need to check out to ensure they can have a comfortable stay.

The ceremony

Wedding venues are not always licensed to have a wedding ceremony at any time or in any room, so it is important to check the details for the ceremony. Make sure you can get married at a time that suits you for the rest of the day so that you can make the most of the celebration.

The wedding feast

Perhaps the most important element in the experience for guests is the wedding food. As well as checking that you can offer the food that you want, you also need to consider extra costs. Check what is included in the price and ensure that all of the crockery, linen and wine tasting is included in the fee. These can be expensive extras if you forget to ask.

The evening reception

The party into the night can also sometimes be problematic for venues so it is important to check that you can do what you want to do. You should check the bar prices and check that the entertainment can continue as you want it to.

If you’re planning a wedding in Lake Macquarie and are ready to ask these questions and more, get in touch with one of our qualified event planners today to make sure your special day is a perfect as it can be.