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20 Questions You *Need* to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Ready to book your wedding reception venue? WAIT! — don’t do anything until you ask these important questions. They’ll save you a headache later on and guarantee that you and your venue are on the same page. After all, don’t you want to spend less time stressing and more time enjoying the fun, like this cute couple?

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photo: william kim photography | see the real wedding

We thought so! Read on to begin…

Questions to Ask Wedding Venue

1. Is our wedding date available?

The most popular of the questions to ask your wedding venue? Your date! Find out if your date is available and, if so, how to book it to ensure your date is saved.

2. How many other weddings are booked on the same day?

It’s helpful to know how many other weddings are happening at the same time as yours. It’s fine if there are additional weddings the same day, as long as ample staff can handle the size of your event.

3. How much is the deposit?

Be very clear about how much you owe to reserve the date, when it is due, and how you can make a payment.

4. How many deposits are required?

If more than one deposit is required, find out when they are due and which method payment can be made.

5. Do we owe for “extra” costs?

These extra costs are sometimes in fine print and can include a cleaning fee, overtime charge, or gratuity. Make sure you get all the costs before signing anything.

Wedding Venue Spotlight: Eden Roc Miami Beach

Brides: have you ever imagined getting married on the beach? Does your perfect wedding day include sounds and sights of the ocean with your feet in the sand? Look no further: we’ve found the perfect wedding spot for you! We’re pleased to introduce you to Eden Roc Miami Beach, a breathtaking venue with exceptional wedding concierge services. Read on to see some photographs and find out more details about this beautiful wedding venue…

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Eden Roc Miami Beach

The Atmosphere

Eden Roc is located oceanfront on Miami Beach and has a beautiful backdrop that is ideal for couples. Whether you’re getting married on the sandy shoreline or inside their gorgeous floor-to-ceiling window-filled ballroom, their culinary team will serve up a menu to delight your guests and event specialists will make your wedding décor stand out.

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Stay Stress-Free

Eden Roc takes the guesswork out of planning your wedding. With an exceptional staff ready to help with your wedding, you’ll have everything you need all in one place. Their event specialists will help you pick a photographer, a florist, and give advice on where to find everything you need for your big day. They’ll also work one-on-one with you to create an amazing wedding reception menu and wedding cake of your dreams.

eden roc miami

eden roc miami

Guests Will Love It, Too

Your guests will love to attend your destination wedding because they’ll feel like they’re on vacation, too! The resort offers delicious food, beverages, and has a stunning infinity pool. There are views of the ocean and Biscayne Bay Waterway from select rooms.

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eden roc miami

eden roc miami

Relax at the Spa

Be sure to leave room in your schedule for a trip to the spa with your wedding party. Miami Beach’s premier spa salon, The ELLE Spa, offers a custom scrub bar, hot whirlpools, hydro-experience showers, and a boutique hair and nail salon for your perfect wedding day look. Be sure to check out ELLE Spa salon for bridal party specials!

Planning a Church Wedding?

That’s no problem! You can always have your reception at Eden Roc Miami Beach or jet-set there for your honeymoon. From the sights of it, I’m adding this resort to my own travel list for an upcoming anniversary. It sure looks relaxing, doesn’t it?

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xo
-E.

This is a sponsored post by Eden Roc Miami Beach.

Nashville Wedding: Autumn + Joe

Autumn and Joe’s Nashville wedding was a hit! Their Nashville area wedding has lots of lovely details that are sure to get you in the planning mood. Autumn and Joe’s event planner was Elaine from Events by Elaine. Elaine tells us, “Married on a gorgeous fall day, Autumn and Joe’s day was filled with emotion and love. Inspired by vintage elements, a pink, yellow and gray color scheme was included in the flowers and the mismatched bridesmaid dresses. The bride made the jars for the centerpieces using lace and fabric. The couple included their mothers by hanging their dresses and wedding photos for the guests to see…”

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Nashville Wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

“Some of the unique details included both a hot tea bar and a cigar bar. Instead of a traditional cake, guests enjoyed strawberry shortcake. After a dress change, the couple left to a shower of flower petals.”

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - nashville wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Events by Elaine - martin center wedding

Vendors:

Décor/Florals: Events by Elaine
Photographer: Erika Chambers Photography
Venue: The Martin Center
Bridal Bouquet: Handmade by friend

Did you enjoy all the lovely details in Autumn and Joe’s wedding? Then be sure to check out their wedding planner Events by Elaine. You can also see Elaine’swedding planning business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Erika Chambers Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Honeymoon Venue: Secrets Resorts & Spas

We love to find a new honeymoon venue for our readers, so when we saw the gorgeous images from Secrets Resorts & Spas, we knew we couldn’t help but share them. If you are looking to get away and enjoy paradise after planning your wedding, this may be the perfect location for you. Read on to find out more…

Honeymoon Venue:  Secrets Resorts & Spas

Honeymoon Venue: Secrets Resorts & Spas

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, you’ll enjoy dining at gourmet a la carte restaurants, toast the future with premium brand cocktails at any one of the multiple chic bars and lounges, and enjoy each other’s company with endless daytime activities, dance classes, snorkeling, Hobie Cats, and more.

Honeymoon Venue:  Secrets Resorts & Spas

Honeymoon Venue:  Secrets Resorts & Spas

Honeymoon Venue:  Secrets Resorts & Spas

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Honeymoon Venue:  Secrets Resorts & Spas

Honeymoon Venue:  Secrets Resorts & Spas

Honeymoon Venue:  Secrets Resorts & Spas

If you like what you see here, you can find out more at SecretsResorts.com. There are some fantastic specials going on now, too.

This is a sponsored post by Secrets Resorts & Spas.