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It’s officially official! You’re engaged and you’re ready to pick the time and place where you’ll start your next chapter together via a venue tour. You’ve likely already got an idea in mind of the type of venues you’d like to tour. From historic estates and posh museums to lush gardens and oceanfront hotels, there are venue options for every type of couple, especially here in Virginia.
Before you jet off on the Google rabbit hole of venues, it’s important to do some investigating of your wedding day options. Essentially, you need what we call the “Cornerstone of Wedding Planning” or a three-point list of wedding basics. Without these basics, you’ll be unable to limit your venue search to what is feasible and will potentially waste hours of your time! Here’s what you need:
Have you sorted out your three cornerstones? Good! Let’s move on to touring venues. For simplicity, we’ve included a short and sweet list of questions to ask during your venue tour. It’s not inclusive of everything, but it is some of the hot button items! Here you go:
Now that we’ve got those questions settled, let’s discuss one other facet of venues: in-house or required catering. If a venue requires in-house catering, here’s a bonus list of questions to ask about the catering on-site:
Don’t forget to write it all down and take pictures! Contact us if you need additional venue tour questions. Happy venue hunting!
Special thanks to the incredible vendors involved in the styled shoot photographs above: