Meghan
Just Said Yes December 2022

Venue Tours

Meghan, on June 21, 2021 at 8:57 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 8
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Hi! We are starting to make appointments to visit venues for tours and to go over packages, availability, pricing, etc. How long do you say you are at the initial consultation appointment at a venue? (We are trying to fit a few in a few but don't want to make the schedule too tight that we run late to the next) TIA!

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Latest activity by Laura, on June 26, 2021 at 7:07 AM
  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    Your initial consultation really depends on the venue and the staff who will be running the consultation. For example, a bigger venue or one with a selection of spaces to chose from, will always take longer to tour than a smaller or one-room venue. By the same token, the staff running you through the venue may also determine the length of the consultation – someone who will verbally discuss a bit of information with you will naturally take more of your time than someone who hands you a bundle of documents to read in your own time.

    I would say allocate at least 1 hour for each consultation just to be on the safe side.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    We spent about 1 hour at each venue we toured. We only booked 3 venues per day (3 on Friday & 3 on Saturday). Saturday night we narrowed it down & discussed our favorites over breakfast Sunday morning. Called our venue Monday & booked.
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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    Depends on the venue really. We toured one venue and loved it! We were there for an hour and half probably? What consisted of the tour was the owner showing us around the property, discussing what's included in the venue package, places we can have our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They even showed us the bathrooms, bridal suite, and groom's room! They also answered any questions we had, and gave us a little goodie bag that had their business card, a notepad, and a pen.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I think allotting an hour per venue is a good standard guide - but it will definitely depend on how many questions you have, and how many spaces they have to show you at each venue!! (Also don't forget to factor in driving time between each venue!)

    The 24 Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue BEFORE Booking

    What to Wear to a Wedding Venue Tour

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  • Allie
    VIP November 2021
    Allie ·
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    Each of our tours took about 1 hour to an hour and a half. We only booked 2 per day so we wouldn't get too overwhelmed. It was enough time to walk all of the grounds, see the rooms inside, and sit with the coordinator and discuss options and pricing. Just remember to keep travel times included if you book more than one!

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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    All of ours also took about an hour to an hour and a half. They typically show you all of their spaces, sit with their saleperson, discussing all of their packages and amenities and answering any questions. Some of the coordinators we met with were alot more experienced, answering all of our questions as we went so we had less time in the actual office, some were a little less open and forward and it felt like we had to pry information out of them.

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  • Cristina
    Devoted December 2021
    Cristina ·
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    I think ours were about an hour.
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  • Laura
    Beginner June 2022
    Laura ·
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    The all-inclusive venues I've been to have been about an hour, maybe 90 minutes. I would want to leave at least 90 minutes before leaving for the next venue in case they start late and to give myself time to take detailed notes because certain details may blur together if you're touring a lot of places!

    The smaller restaurants/wineries I've been to only take about 45 minutes.

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