Five Reasons to Keep Looking
Five Venue Red Flags
By Anna K.
December 19, 2011
1.Unwillingness to write or sign contracts.
Contracts are what protect you and your venue. Remember to get all verbal promises in writing. If your venue insists on carrying out most of the arrangements over the phone, this could be a bad sign.
Although the owners might claim that the renovations will be done long before your wedding, but things happen. Construction can fall behind schedule, unforeseen delays can happen, and this is a worry that you just shouldn't deal with.
3.A Professional Looking Website
An amateur or sloppy looking website signals that they might be lax in other areas as well. You want a venue that looks fantastic from the bathrooms, to the reception hall, to the acoustics. If someone can't be bothered to put in the time for a good website layout, do you think they'll put a lot of TLC in the venue?
While strong opinions can be a sign of confidence, a pushy or bossy venue can spell trouble. This may mean that your venue is not willing to work with you to accomplish your vision of your big day. Never work with someone who you don't get along with.
5.A Lack of Punctuality
Was your venue late for the interview? Did he or she make you wait unnecessarily? How long does it take before your emails or calls are returned? If the length of time seems to long, just imagine the potential headache of trying to arrange your wedding there.