FAQs and expert advice about venues

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The perfect setting

The perfect setting

Q. We're about to start searching for a wedding venue, what advice can you share with us to help the process?

A. Annabel Oman says: Booking viewings with your shortlisted venues is a great starting point. Each tour will allow you to fully appreciate the spaces and get a good idea of the type of service offered.

You can then discuss the options available to personalise your day with the event organiser. The team will want to learn all about you both and the special day. Take this opportunity to share your vision as much as possible, including likes, dislikes, must-haves and more. The experienced team will discuss what can be achieved and may inspire you with further suggestions.

Here are some essential questions to ask when visiting venues...

- What catering options are available, and can special dietaries be catered for?

- What's the venue's maximum capacity, and do minimum numbers apply?

- Are there any additional services on offer, such as a DJ?

Annabel Oman, The Novotel Southampton