Destination wedding resort: things to ask before booking
02 January 2021
The big day always comes with big responsibilities. And the wedding venue is one
such big responsibility that comes with the largest expense to the finest details,
which makes the day imperishable. Arranging the big day is indeed a task, but if you
pick the perfect destination then half the work is done. In most cases, people have a
plethora of concepts and themes for the wedding day but to cut short and stick to a
proper and relevant choice is always a dilemma. But this can be effortlessly resolved
by asking the right set of questions. So before signing a contract ensures that it
flawlessly enhance your needs and prerequisites, which includes the budget, overall
plan, extra costs, and considerations.
Luckily, we've created a list of those prime questions you should ask before booking
the wedding venue.
Consider bringing this list of important questions to ask on your site visits.
Is the venue available on the desired date? If not, are there any surrounding dates
If you have a specific date for your wedding, then the availability of the resort on
that particular date matters the most. In such cases make your bookings as early as
What about the overall cost of the locale? Does it include all the additional
Of course, money matters! Make sure you understand each and everything in the
contract and that perfectly suits your needs. Ensure that the overall cost includes the
cost for tables and chairs of your choice and a basic dining facility. If not, be
prepared for the additional expense.
How many hours are counted in the rental of the area? How early can we arrive,
and how late can we stay?
Limited venue access, confusion for your guests, and less setup time are some of the
common problems that usually occur if multiple functions are hosted at the resort
on the same day. So it is always ideal to ask for a complete buyout or the capability
of the workforce to manage multiple events without making any inconvenience.
What is the capacity of the space?
Most venues have strict rules about the capacity of guests it can uphold. Either
consider an appropriate space depends on the number of guests or trim the number
according to the resort. But nowadays there is a profuse of banquets available
depends on the capacity of guests it can accommodate. Just the way Ramada offers
four banquets with guests upholding capacity ranging from 450 to 1500 people.
What about the catering services? Is outside catering allowed?
This is one of the most important questions that you must ask because a wedding is
incomplete without the splendid array of delicious cuisine. To inquire about the in-
house catering services they offer or whether they encourage outside food. But if
you want to keep away all these hassles they go for all-inclusive resorts, which are
undoubtedly convenient and hassle-free.
What are the facilities and amenities it offers?
Before booking your venue check the facilities and amenities it offers. Usually for an
indoor wedding at a banquet already have amenities like a restroom, WiFi, etc but
an outdoor wedding may not have all these facilities. So make sure everything
before signing the contract.
When is a menu tasting done?
So if you opt for the all-inclusive resorts, then it usually has a menu tasting session. It
is essential to mention your priorities about the set of cuisines you want in the
buffet. Clearly mention the dos and don'ts about the arrangements in the catering.
Last but not least, read the contract carefully.
There can be a lot of it but knowing the key factors in the fine print is mandatory.
Because it helps you to compare apples to apples when considering the bottom line
of multiple properties. Check all the included tax and services in the final estimate.
Understand the different payment schemes and the due date for the initial and final
payment. And make an enquire about the cancellation and money back policy.
What I mentioned above are a few questions you can ask before signing a deal. And
if you have other queries don't hesitate to ask them. Because weddings are one of
the most important events in our life, where we start a new life, a new beginning. So
this way you can make your big day special and memorable.