Wedding Venue

We know that if you want anything for your wedding, you want it to be unique and memorable. One way to make sure that this happens is to find the right backdrop for all of your activities. There are many options for you to choose from in the Rochester area that will fit the bill. But a lot will depend on a number of factors including what time of year your wedding is, your budget, and the number of guests you will be having. You need to do something thinking about what kind of reception venue you really want. Do some searching through wedding magazines and wedding websites and keep an open mind as to where you might be willing to hold your reception. Some people are stepping outside of the box and having their reception at places like a barn or a winery. It all just depends on what you are looking for. But whatever you come up with, make sure that all of the details that you are interested in are included in whatever venue you book. To make sure that that happens, there are factors that you need to check into while you are conducting your search. Feel free to print off this guide as you start to peruse the Rochester area for your perfect venue.

Before you schedule any venue visits, you need to make sure that you have a couple of pieces of information ready. You need to know your wedding date and the number of guests that will be coming to your wedding. It is also helpful if you know your budget. Once you have these pieces of information ready to go, you can start researching on wedding venues in the Rochester area. Try a Google search, it should bring up hundreds of results. Try clicking on some of the results and for those that are appealing to you, write down their contact number. You can also ask people you know that have been to weddings in the past couple of years. Or you could ask some of your other wedding vendors if you have hired any. Contact each venue that you are interested in and tell them you would like to check them. At this point, you want to pull out your list of questions. Start with the obvious, is there enough room for your guests? What about the activities that will be going on like dancing and the band. How many bathrooms and toilets does the venue have? Do you think this will be enough for the number of people that will be there? Are there enough parking spaces?

Take a look at their package levels. Find the one that looks really good for your situation. If it doesn't exactly fit, feel free to discuss how you could customize it if possible. Ask if there are any hidden fees that you need to be aware of. You want to eliminate any confusion now. Put all of your cards on the table now and you won't have any regrets. Who handles all of the setup and tear down? Does this cost extra or is it part of one of their packages? By the time you are finished going back and forth, you want to be able to say that a certain amount is the bottom line price.

There are other details to discuss. Like when will your vendors have access to the venue? What is the absolute latest that you and your guests have to be out? If you go over, will you be charged overtime? What about catering? Do you have to use their in-house caterer or can you bring in an outside vendor? Once you have asked all of these probing questions, you should have enough information to make an informed decision on where your special wedding reception is going to be.


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