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4 Must Ask Questions for Your Venue

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So, you’ve got your eye on your perfect venue, but you have thousands of questions to ask before you make your final decision. We understand. After all, you want your venue to be able to accommodate whatever dream wedding you have in mind. With the help of our experts at The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm, we’ve outlined some important questions to ask your venue. 

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Do you have decorations to borrow or do we need to bring in our own?

Some locations will provide you with decorations, and this helps with eliminating the hassle of bringing your own decor. It’s also helpful if you want to ensure that your decorations match the theme of the venue itself. Carol Ann with The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm says, “We provide decorations such as lanterns, mason jars, barrels, and more.” In this case, The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm supplies decor that fits the timelessly rustic vibe of the venue.

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Can I hire my own vendors or do you have a list of vendors to choose from?

If you have a specific vendor in mind, this is a no brainer. You want to make sure that your venue will allow you to work with them so that you can ensure everything is perfect when you say “I do.” You want to pick a venue like The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm that allows you to bring in whatever vendor you like. You may be okay with picking from a list, and if that’s the case then it always helps to know what vendors are available to you.

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Are there changing areas for the bride or groom?

We know you probably want those beautiful portraits taken in your bridal suite. More and more venues are incorporating lush accommodations for brides, and some even have an extra suite for your partner. Getting ready on-site eliminates stress and gives you more time to get ready at your own pace. Opt for a venue like The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm that provides a bridal (and groom!) suite if you want accommodations for everyone, and sets the stage for unforgettable photographs.

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What is the backup plan for bad weather?

We love those photos taken of brides and grooms under umbrellas more than anyone, but a really bad storm can put a damper on any celebration. Whether you’re hoping for an elegant outdoor wedding or your perfect venue is one where the weather could pose an issue, this question is crucial when trying to knock out any future stress. Ensuring there is a back-up plan in place will go a long way. A climate controlled venue, like the barn at The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm, is one way to make sure this possible issue can be contained. Otherwise, make sure your outdoor venue provides a back-up plan in case of rain.

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Before saying “I Do” to your venue, these tips from The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm will help you ask all the right questions to help eliminate stress and maybe even save on your budget. For more information on The Venue at Southern Oaks Farm, visit them online.

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