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Researching Wedding Venues? Don’t Put Down Your Deposit Without Knowing The Answers To These 3 Critical Questions

infographic: 2.4 million weddings are performed yearly

It’s no secret that a person’s wedding day is typically one of the most memorable days of their life. And while every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the U.S., what can set yours apart from the rest is taking the extra time to thoroughly research banquet hall rentals and find the wedding venues that meet — or ideally, exceeds — every single one of your expectations. Here are some of the most critical questions to ask wedding reception venues before you put down your deposit.

    1. Question: Is there an in-house caterer available, or do couples need to make their own food arrangements?
      Some wedding venues have a strict policy that prohibits couples from bringing in their own food. Other venues are more flexible, but there may still be some small restrictions you need to be aware of. Whether you are going with the on-site caterer or bringing in food from somewhere else, planning the specific food arrangements is a critical aspect of the wedding reception planning process.


    1. Question: What is the alcohol policy?
      Again, this is a detail that can greatly vary from venue to venue. Some venues may offer wedding packages that include a certain number of hours of open bar, while others may charge hourly. To boot, some venues may even not allow alcohol at all! If you’re planning on serving alcohol at your wedding, it’s best to make sure you know the details so you don’t end up with a bill you weren’t expecting.


  1. Question: What is the hour-by-hour schedule?
    Of course, you won’t know what the exact minute-by-minute schedule of your wedding day will be until further on in the wedding planning process. Still, you can’t plan the schedule until you know the specifics about arrival and departure times as determined by your banquet hall rental agreement. The sooner you solidify these details, the sooner you get get moving with other important wedding planning activities.

Ultimately, finding the right wedding venue is all about staying proactive and knowing what you want. For more information about banquet hall rentals, contact Renaissance Miami.