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Choosing the perfect wedding venue is crucial when it comes to wedding planning. Not only does the wedding venue set the tone but it can also set the tone for the celebration of your dreams. However, there can be numerous red flags at a wedding venue that you should look out for. Scroll below to check out all the things you have to keep in mind when touring a wedding venue.

Red Flags to be Vary Of When Touring Your Wedding Venue

Lack of Flexibility

It's crucial to find a venue that can accommodate your specific needs and preferences. If a wedding venue is rigid in its policies concerning catering, DJ timing, or event timing, it may not be the right fit for your vision. Look for venues that align with your needs.

Less Capacity

Before booking your wedding venue learn the size of your guest list and make sure that the venue can comfortably accommodate all of your guests. You would not want a tight area for 300+ wedding guests or a huge hall that will look empty with your intimate guest list.

Hidden Costs

Many times wedding vendors may not be honest with their total cost especially when it comes to wedding venues. Make sure that you go with a venue that is not implementing any hidden costs and that you have a clear understanding of the venue's pricing structure along with what is included in the package.

Lack of Cleanliness & Poor Maintenance

Ladies, it’s crucial to pick a wedding venue where the cleanliness and maintenance are top-notch. After all,  the physical appearance of the venue speaks volumes about its overall quality. Pay extra attention to the cleanliness of restrooms, common areas, and event space so that you don’t face any issues on your wedding day.

Negative Reviews

Do a thorough background check of all the wedding venues that you are planning on checking out. If you find ample negative reviews of a venue then simply cross that off your list. You wouldn’t want to have a bad experience on the most special day of your life now, would you?

No Flexibility in Vendor Selection

Many times wedding venues are rigid when it comes to selecting your vendors. But, couples can have their hearts set on specific vendors. If a venue imposes restrictions or limitations on outside vendors, it may limit your chances to bring your vision to life. So, opt for a venue that is flexible and will let you choose at least the core wedding vendors that you want.


Pay extra attention to the wedding venue’s staff during your visit, as you will be getting the same level of service on your wedding day. If the staff appears rude, indifferent, or unprofessional, it may be a red flag that they won't prioritize your needs or pay attention to detail on your wedding day.


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Red Flags to Always Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue

by Shweghna Gursahaney

Red Flags to Always Look Out for When Touring a Wedding Venue