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Choosing Among Many Wedding Reception Sites

Before you agree on the wedding invitations, you have to begin planning a wedding reception, which can be the most challenging aspect of the entire process. With a plethora of wedding reception sites available, choosing the best wedding reception locations can be a drain on any relationship-even the happy couple. Consider your options first to avoid the confusion when planning a wedding reception. What type of dinner will you have? How much can you afford? How many guests will you invite? Before you look at multiple wedding reception locations, take some time and review this helpful list of questions to ask.

Questions to Ask a Reception Site

  • What is the name of the reception site?
  • What is the address of the reception site?
  • bull; What is the name & phone number of my contact person?
  • What dates & times are available?
  • What is the maximum number of guests for a seated reception?
  • What is the maximum number of guests for a cocktail reception?
  • What is the reception site fee?
  • What is the price range for a seated lunch?
  • What is the price range for a buffet lunch?
  • What is the price range for a seated dinner?
  • What is the price range for a buffet dinner?
  • What is the corkage fee?
  • What is the cake-cutting fee?
  • What is the ratio of servers to guests?
  • How much time will be allotted for my reception?
  • What music restrictions are there, if any?
  • What alcohol restrictions are there, if any?
  • Are there any restrictions for rice or rose petal-tossing?
  • What room and table decorations are available?
  • Is a changing room available?
  • Is there handicap accessibility?
  • Is a dance floor included in the site fee?
  • Are tables, chairs, and linens included in the site fee?
  • Are outside caterers allowed?
  • Are kitchen facilities available for outside caterers?
  • Does the facility have full liability insurance?
  • What "perks" or giveaways are offered?
  • How many parking spaces are available for my wedding party?
  • How many parking spaces are available for my guests?
  • What is the cost for parking, if any?
  • What is the cost for sleeping rooms, if available?
  • What is the payment policy?
  • What is the cancellation policy?
  • Are credit cards accepted?
  • What is the name of the caterer?
  • What is the address of the caterer?
  • What is the name & phone number of my contact person?
  • How many years have you been in business?
  • What percentage of your business is dedicated to wedding receptions?
  • Do you have liability insurance? Are you licensed to serve alcohol?
  • When is the final head-count needed?
  • What is your ratio of servers to guests?
  • How do your servers dress for wedding receptions?
  • What is your price range for a seated lunch/ buffet lunch?
  • What is your price range for a seated/buffet dinner?
  • How much gratuity is expected?
  • What is your labor fee per employee?
  • What is your cake-cutting fee?
  • What is your bartending fee?
  • What is your fee to clean-up after the reception?
  • What is your payment/cancellation policy?
  • Do you accept credit cards?

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