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3 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue Before You Book

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Congratulations on this significant step in your life! You are about to say “I DO” to the love of your life, and the location you select to exchange vows will create lasting memories. Therefore, it’s crucial that you choose a venue that meets all of your requirements and is nothing short of perfection.


If you are still searching for the perfect venue in the Twin Cities area, Banquets of Minnesota is the ideal location for your special day. We understand the importance of finding the perfect place for your wedding. Our two stunning ballrooms, the Grand Olympian Ballroom and Vivian Ballroom, offer a range of amenities and services to make your day unforgettable.


As you conclude your search for the perfect wedding venue in the Twin Cities area, asking the right questions during your visit is vital to ensuring that you find the right fit. But what questions should you ask? To help you in this process, we’ve compiled a list of crucial questions to ask your wedding venue before booking.


Without further ado, here are three essential questions to ask your wedding venue before booking.


What Amenities Are Included?

Amenities are the additional services your wedding venue offers that are included in the price of the rental that enhance your wedding experience. This information lets you budget appropriately for your wedding expenses, avoiding hidden or extra costs. Some amenities you may want to ask about include:


  • Venue coordination: Booking a wedding venue that includes venue coordination can save couples time, energy, and stress. Some venues rent their space and simply show up on-site the day of an event, unlock the doors and turn on the lights. It’s important to know what function the Venue Manager has on your big day!
  • Parking: When selecting a wedding venue, it’s important to consider convenience for your guests like parking options. At Banquets of Minnesota, we offer ample on-site parking that is conveniently located off Highway 65. This makes it easy for guests to access the venue safely and securely park their vehicles. With plenty of parking spaces available, guests won’t have to worry about circling the block in search of a parking spot, or costing you extra expenses hiring a valet service.
  • Tables, chairs, and tableware: The right tables and chairs can add elegance and sophistication to a wedding reception. At Banquets of Minnesota, the venue provides a variety of tables, including ancillary tables, and round guest tables that can hold up to 10 people. The tableware is of high quality, ensuring the reception looks beautiful and well-coordinated. The venue also provides a range of linen colors and styles to match the couple’s unique wedding theme, allowing them to create a cohesive and personalized look. We also have a variety of rentable chair covers. With these amenities included, couples can save time and money on renting tables, chairs, and tableware from outside vendors.


At Banquets of Minnesota, we offer additional amenities, including wireless internet, a podium, a projector, a stage, a professional sound system, and a microphone. Moreover, we have experienced venue management and staff who are always ready to assist you.


Are There Any Other Services Offered In-House?


If the wedding venue offers additional services in-house, it can streamline your planning process and reduce the need to coordinate with multiple vendors. This can also save you money, as bundled services are often less expensive than sourcing them separately. For instance, Banquets of Minnesota offers specific rates for special events, weddings, and on-site ceremonies.


We also offer additional services such as:

  • In-house catering
  • Professional beverage services
  • Audio and lighting equipment
  • Lit drapery
  • Centerpiece rental
  • Chair cover rental


We offer full-service catering from our professionally trained chefs, removing the stress of finding an outside catering vendor. Our on-site wedding coordinators will assist you in planning your wedding, from menu selection to décor. Our wedding services offered also include hosting the groom’s dinner and on-site ceremony.


Do You Have Any Preferred Vendor Partners?

Most wedding venues have a list of preferred partners they work with regularly. These partners may include:

  • Florists
  • DJs
  • Photographers

At Banquets of Minnesota, we have vendor partners we work with regularly. Since our vendor partners are already familiar with the venue, they often work more efficiently and provide better service. Whether it’s décor, entertainment, or a photo booth, you can rest assured you’ll receive the utmost professional service and quality from all our partners.


Banquets of Minnesota is Your Dream Wedding Venue in Minnesota

Your dream wedding awaits at Banquets of Minnesota, and we would be honored to help you bring it to life. We offer the perfect blend of elegance, convenience, and affordability to make your dream wedding a reality. Our stunning ballrooms, exceptional amenities, and dedicated staff create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. With a commitment to excellence, Banquets of Minnesota is the perfect choice for your special day.


Don’t wait any longer to start planning your dream wedding. Contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more about our packages. Let us help you make your wedding day one you will cherish forever.


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