We are having our ceremony and reception at an inn in the mountains; therefore, the inn is providing all the catering. My parents are going with us to visit the facility in a couple of weeks and I asked if we could sample the food choices. They said they don't do that, but they suggest we have dinnner at their facility to get "a feel for the quality and ingredients." On our dime, I assume, since they didn't offer to pick up the tab. Given the inn in three hours from our home, we would also have to spend the night -- also on our dime.
Is there an industry standard or best practice when it comes to things like this? The inn's restaurant gets rave reviews, so I'm not terribly concerned that the food will stink or anything, but it rubs me the wrong way.
Fortunately, we haven't signed any contracts or put down any deposits yet. It just seems the least they'd do is spring for dinner given the huge amount of money they'll make from us.