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How To Choose A Vermont Wedding Barn
Best Questions to Ask at A Barn Wedding Venue Site Tour!
Vermont’s New England rustic country charm is simply unmatched, and our state is home to an enormous amount of wedding barn venues. Finding the right one can be truthfully overwhelming! There are so many factors to consider while searching for the right one for you! We have listed below our top criteria for finding the perfect VT wedding barn!
Are the owners / staff friendly and accomodating? That’s the first sign that lets you preview how your wedding day will go! If you are getting a bad vibe, look elsewhere!
What are the bathrooms like? Are they nice? You want your guests to enjoy themselves and feel comfortable at your wedding.
Are the grounds accessible for elderly people? Where is handicap parking? Technically the facility may be handicap accessible, but more than that… is it easy for elderly guests to get around, and is there a good place for them to park? This is a great consideration if you are inviting any grandparents or elderly relatives.
Is there flexibility with decorations and setup? What options do you have? It is crucial to know how your wedding will flow, and what the physical layout will look like. This is why site visits are so important.
Is there a prep space for your caterer? Caterers may require a space, or have specific needs. You need to know what the barn has available, so you can pass that information along to your caterers.
End time restriction? Town and city ordinances often dictate when your wedding can end. This is essential for planning shuttles, and determining if you need an after party event!
What does your rental fee include, and what extras are there? What does the facility include, and what extras are there that other barns may not include? For example, do they include tables and chairs? Or do those need to be rented from a separate vendor? Those rental costs can add up quickly, and if they are included with your venue, you may be getting a better value!
What is your rain plan? What is the guest capacity? Verify the guest capacity, and rain plan. Make sure the venue can still hold your guests comfortably, even in the event of rain.
Will it be hot? Historic barns usually do not have air conditioning. But it is important to ask – what, if anything, is done to keep guests cool and air moving? It is so important to know what type of fans, or ventilation systems the barns use to keep your guests comfortable! A good wedding barn should have systems in place to keep the heat from being too excessive!
Other buildings on the property? What other buildings, rooms, or areas are on the property? Is there a ceremony site? Is there a place for the bridal party and bride to prep and relax privately? All are essential to know, so you can plan and visualize your big day!
Is it the right vibe and aesthetic you want? Does the venue visually and emotionally fit you as a couple? Does it feel right? Does it feel FUN? Make sure to watch videos, or talk to others who have attended weddings at the barn, to get a feel for how fun the day was!
If you are newly engaged, looking for your perfect Vermont Wedding Barn, we wish you good luck, and congratulations! We hope this article helps guide you on your path to finding the right Vermont wedding barn venue! May the wedding force be with you! The adventure has only just begun! Cheers!!!!
How To Choose Your Vermont Wedding Venue
Vermont offers a trove of wedding venues that offer simplistic, rustic, and relaxed elegance!
How should you go about choosing the VT Wedding Venue that is right for you? That is the simple and correct answer. Choose the one that is right for you! There are a lot of factors that will determine this! Below we have provided some frequently asked questions of this regard.
What visual style do you want at your wedding? Do you want a rustic elegance theme, modern, or a combination of both? The sky’s the limit. Pinterest is a great inspiration! A site tour of your venue will give you the best idea of if this is the aesthetic you are looking for!
What vibe do you want at your wedding? How do you want the atmosphere and ambience to be? Charged up and raging, or calm, relaxed, and zen? Either are great! “What activities does your venue allow or include?” can be a great question to ask, and also for you to ask yourself what activities, if any, do you want to provide access to for your guests – AKA bean bag toss, horse shoes, excursions, hiking etc. etc.
Where will your guests stay? That’s a great question to ask. And where do you, the couple, want to stay?! If you want your guests to enjoy Burlington, and be able to roam around the city for the weekend, pick a venue that is within 30 miles! If you don’t care about the Burlington scene, and want your guests to experience hiking or skiing, then pick a destination close to those activities, or one that is a little more remote! Nature heals all hangovers!!? Perhaps! It is good for the soul anyhow!!!! Also, is your venue easy to find? Yes, remote locations are gorgeous! But make sure uncle Jim can find the place and isn’t racing in during your wedding ceremony!
Is the staff nice at the venue? Is the staff kind, helpful, and do they communicate well? It’s the perfect indicator on how your wedding day will be. Your vendors should be prompt to communicate regarding the details and all of your questions. They would be happy to help you, and never annoyed by any “inconvenience.” It’s never an inconvenience to help a client when that is your job!!!! Vendors and staff are the key to your wedding’s success! So make sure they are friendly and helpful!!!
There are so many factors to consider when picking a wedding venue in Vermont. Luckily, there are many options to choose from! Remember to pick a vibe that feels right, and suits you as a couple, and your guests! Pick a venue that you and your guests will remember and cherish, and want to return to for years to come! Good luck, and may the wedding force be with you!!!! To our engaged couples reading this – cheers and congratulations!!! The adventure has just begun!!!!
This post has been adapted and borrowed from VTWeddingVenue.com with their permission and blessing ! Please visit their website and view their featured Vermont Wedding Venues! vtweddingvenue.com
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The Mansfield Barn was featured in Vermont Bride Magazine’s Look Book ! – 11/25/19