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Finding a wedding venue that checks all of your checkboxes is always hard, but with this "Ask the Expert" edition, our friends from The Fairmont will help you figure out what questions to ask to find the perfect venue in no time!
You can contact The Fairmont directly at (678)515-0896 or hnudelman@novareevents.com

How long does it take couples, on average, to find their wedding venue?

The venue search varies for each couple; some find their dream space on the first try while others need a little extra time to find what works for them. After taking time to celebrate the engagement, we recommend deciding on a few things before beginning the search. It’s important to know key planning elements like budget and number of guests before you start visiting venues so you’ll know what spaces can accommodate your wedding. This is one of the best ways to avoid getting overwhelmed in the search!

It’s important to know key planning elements like budget and number of guests before you start visiting venues so you’ll know what spaces can accommodate your wedding. This is one of the best ways to avoid getting overwhelmed in the search!

What questions should I ask while touring wedding venues?

We work hard to ensure all of the key questions are easily found in Novare Events' venue information kits from the start. In these, couples will find answers to the biggest questions like:

  • How many guests can the facility hold?
  • What is included with the rental fee (i.e. chairs, tables, staging)?
  • How many hours come with the rental fee?
  • Are there preferred vendors that have to be used?
  • How many bathrooms does the facility have?
  • Is there enough parking or valet included?
  • Are there any restrictions (i.e. candles, sparklers)?
  • Does the venue have a liquor license?
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It’s important to realize where the venue falls on the list of must-haves before starting the search.

How important is the location of a wedding?

Each couple and their wedding is unique. To some, the location may the top priority to fulfill the specific vision they have in mind, while others put a higher priority on the other elements of the day. It’s important to realize where the venue falls on the list of must-haves before starting the search. Many couples fall in love with a date and that drives their search while others may focus more on their out-of-town guests and what the area can offer.

How to find a unique wedding venue?

Every couple has a different idea of what a unique venue looks like, which is what helps make each wedding unique. Every city has its own set of gems ready for you to say “I do” and local wedding magazine or visitor bureaus are a great way to find them. Of course, Pinterest and Instagram are great tools for searching these days as well. Be sure to look at the bigger picture when looking for a venue. Will the layout and space work for what you have envisioned? Will your number of guests be comfortable and able to move about easily?

How much does it cost to book a good wedding venue?

The cost of a good venue can vary based on the size of the space as well as what’s included in the rental. On average, the rental fee for a great space in Atlanta will run between $4,500 - $6,000 for an 8-hour time frame.

On average, the rental fee for a great space in Atlanta will run between $4,500 - $6,000 for an 8-hour time frame.

When do wedding venues offer discounts?

You may see venues offer discounts on days that aren’t necessarily as popular such as Sundays and weekdays. Saturdays and holiday weekends tend to get booked very quickly and we’re seeing Fridays becoming more and more popular. If you’re looking for a discount, consider a Sunday through Thursday soiree – these weddings are just as much fun as a Saturday event!

If you’re looking for a discount, consider a Sunday through Thursday soiree – these weddings are just as much fun as a Saturday event!

How to know if my wedding venue cost is a good deal?

A wedding venue is a good deal when it fits into your budget! Every couple has a different vision of their day and a different budget to make it happen so what works for one might not be a good fit for another.

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Above all, throughout the planning process always remember what you’re planning for – a life together with the one you love!

What is your advice for planning a wedding?

When you start planning a wedding, take some time to decide with your fiancé and families what the most important elements are to your day? Do you want to put a higher priority on the food, the music, the décor, the location? Consider weddings you’ve attended in the past, what do you remember most from these? Do you want your guests to remember these same things? No matter what, be sure to make your wedding your own. Find ways to incorporate things that are important to you both. Above all, throughout the planning process always remember what you’re planning for – a life together with the one you love!

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