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New here - looking for advice!

Hi everyone!
I am recently engaged and am just beginning looking at venues. I am starting WAY in advance, as our date will hopefully be June 22, 2013 (if the venue I choose has that open!) I wanted to ask if there is any specific really important questions I should be looking to ask when I visit places. I am planning for an outdoor ceremony so I know to ask about set-up times and rain sites, etc. Also, some places I am looking at include Heidel House in Green Lake, Fox Hills Resort, and Four Seasons Resort in Pembine. If anyone has been to any of these or had their wedding there, please let me know what you thought! Thanks so much for your help!

Re: New here - looking for advice!

  • jberg134jberg134 member
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    edited December 2011
    You want to ask about capacity, prefered or required vendors, and amount of downpayment/payment schedule for sure.  I haven't been to weddings at any of those locations, but I know that Fox Hills is often used for conventions.  I believe Heidel House hosts several conventions as well.
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  • edited December 2011

    Here are some questions I would ask the ceremony site:

     

    What is the ceremony site fee?

    What is the payment policy?

    What is the cancellation policy?

    What are the min/max number of guests allowed?

    How much time is allotted for your ceremony?

    What restrictions are there with regards to religion?

    Is an officiant available?  If so, at what cost?

    Are outside officiants allowed? If so, are there religious restrictions?

    What music restrictions are there, if any?

    What photography restrictions are there, if any?

    What videography restrictions are there, if any?

    Are there any restrictions for petal-tossing/bubble blowing?

    Are you allowed to use candles are decorations?

    What floral decorations are allowed?

    Is there handicap accessibility and parking?

    How many parking spaces are available for guests?

    What rental items are necessary (chairs, podium, archway, etc.)?

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • edited December 2011

    Here are some questions I would ask the reception site:

     

    What is the maximum number of guests for a seated reception?

    What is the reception site fee?

    Is there a corkage fee?

    Is there a cake-cutting fee?

    How much time will be allotted for the reception?

    What decorating restrictions are there, if any?

    What music restrictions are there, if any?

    What alcohol restrictions are there, if any?

    What room and table decorations are available?

    Is there handicap accessibility?

    Are outside caterers/food allowed?

    What are the required/preferred vendors?

    Are on-site kitchen facilities available for outside caterers?

    How many parking spaces are available for my guests?

    What is the cost for parking, if any?

    What is the payment policy?

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Do they require security to be at the event?

    What is their tax and gratuity charge?

    Are the following included in the site fee:

    Tables?

    Chairs?

    Linens?

    Tableware?

    Barware?

    Audio Equipment?

    Projector?

    Screen?

    Microphone?

    Dance floor?

    Risers?

    Candles?

    Mirrors?

    White lights?

  • edited December 2011
    Thanks everyone! I am using your responses to compile a list of questions I can take with me to ask when I visit each venue!
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