No matter what event you’re planning — a wedding, baby shower, or graduation party — there tend to be a million questions and thoughts running through your head at one time. However, it’s so important to take a step back and focus on the questions you definitely need to be asking when you choosing an event venue.
Can the venue space accommodate my event?
It may seem silly, but this is one of the first questions you should be asking. Many people get their hopes up about a venue before finding out if the space can fit as many people as they plan on hosting or if they can meet the minimum number of guests required for that night.
Is there on-site parking?
A venue with on-site parking helps eliminate the stress guests may feel if they have to spend time finding parking around the venue. Plus, it also benefits older guests who may have a difficult time walking from an off-sight parking lot that is farther from the venue.
How long do I have for my event?
Don’t make the mistake of assuming you have less or more time than you actually do. Many venues have specific times allotted for different kinds of events. For example, weddings typically tend to allow for a five-hour event, while a Sweet 16 may be four hours.
What’s included in the pricing?
Does the venue offer packaging? What is the difference in pricing between weekdays and weekends, even between Fridays and Saturdays? How much will you have to put down as a deposit? Asking the right questions about pricing will help avoid any surprises when you go to pay your bill.
Does the venue offer a list of preferred vendors?
Some venues require you to choose from a list of preferred vendors when it comes to the other aspects of your event, such as entertainment or floral arrangements. Even if your chosen doesn’t require you to choose specific vendors, it doesn’t hurt to ask if they have such a list, as this can save you the trouble of having to find other trusted companies.
When you’re looking for a premiere event space in Stamford, CT, chose Serafina at the IC. Our newly-designed banquet room offers distinguished charm, elegant settings, and Italian inspired cuisine to make your event one of true excellence. Call us today at 203- 322- 6950 for more information about having your special event with us.