What to Look for At A Venue Open House

Selecting the venue for your wedding can be one of the most exciting parts of planning the wedding. The setting will forever be pictured in your memories. An open house will allow you to see the venue decorated and you get to enjoy food and drinks while seeing if the venue is what you are looking for.

What to Expect

Think about a venue open house much like a realtor open house. You will get to tour the venue on your own. You will also be able to ask questions about the venue to see if it will be a good fit. If you are recently engaged and trying to figure out when and where visiting a couple of different open houses can help you with this.

Check Out the Atmosphere

Seeing the venues in person will help you with getting a feel for the venue. It will also help you to know if your theme will fit with the venue. Use this opportunity to picture your decorations and color scheme in the space, or to get some inspiration. You can even take photographs so that you don’t get confused after visiting several venues.

Meet the Venue Coordinator

Taking the time to attend an open house gives you the opportunity to see who you would possibly be working with, one-on-one. Make sure you feel comfortable communicating with the venue and coordinator, and that they are willing to openly communicate as well. 

Meet Preferred Vendors

Attending an open house allows you to see many different vendors all in one place. The vendors typically include florists, DJs, bands, caterers, photographers, videographers, wedding planners, and more. These are the trusted businesses that the venue has experience working with, and knows will provide their clients with a good experience.

Ask Questions

A few days before the open house, think about any questions you need to be answered and write them down. This is your opportunity to get each one answered directly, without the hassle of back and forth phone calls. It is meant to be a fun, low-pressure event for everyone involved to enjoy.

Hidden Creek Event Venue

The best way to check out a potential wedding venue is to visit in-person. You can look online at pictures and videos, but they never do venues justice. Use the online format to check the dimensions and capacity, but you need to visit to get a real feel for the mood and atmosphere. Hidden Creek offers a gorgeous outdoor venue for your special day, combining the scenery you want with the privacy you need. Our wooded venue sits beside a beautiful creek, and our open meadow is perfect for capturing magical wedding photos. Call or visit our website to schedule a tour of Hidden Creek today!