What to ask when looking around a wedding venue

Crondon Park Baronial Hall

Looking around wedding venues until you find the perfect one for your big day can be incredibly exciting. Whilst some venues will provide a guided tour, others will invite you to walk around yourself and then ask questions before you leave. However you choose to look around a venue, it’s important to find out everything you need to know before you decide if it’s the right one for you. Read on to find out what to ask when looking around a wedding venue.

Is my preferred date available?

One of the first questions to ask after looking around a venue is if your preferred wedding date is available. Ideally, you should ask this before even going to see it. However, someone else could snatch it up before you get there, so double-check before you set off. If you really like a venue but your chosen date has gone, it’s a good idea to be flexible.

How many guests can the venue accommodate?

Finding out how many guests the venue can accommodate is essential. Whilst you may be able to compromise on some aspects of your wedding, you may not be prepared to adapt your guest list. Before you look around a venue, work out how many people you want to invite to the reception and the evening do. This will ensure you don’t need to leave anyone off the guest list.

Does the price of the venue include everything?

If you have a set wedding budget and have planned out what you’ll spend on everything, hidden extras can be problematic. Therefore, when you look around a venue, make sure to ask what is included in the total cost. If you have to pay for extras on top, this can make the price of the venue much steeper than you anticipated. A common mistake made by couples is not checking if VAT is included – this can make for a nasty surprise when they receive the bill!

How many weddings are held at the venue each day?

Some wedding venues host more than one wedding each day. If this isn’t something you’re happy with, it’s a good idea to check if this is the case when you look around. If you are prepared for non-exclusive use of a venue, it’s important to ensure that there will be no visible crossover between the weddings. If your wedding is in the evening, you don’t want your guests to see the afternoon wedding tailing off when they arrive.

Can you recommend any nearby guest accommodation?

Since some of your guests may be travelling long distances to attend your wedding, it’s important to enquire about nearby guest accommodation. Find out if there are any suitable hotels in the area so that you can recommend them to your friends and family. Crondon Park wedding venue in Essex has a number of luxurious rooms ideal for guests.


To book a tour of Crondon Park, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We look forward to showing you around our fantastic wedding venue in the heart of the Essex countryside.