August 25, 2022

Questions to consider when touring wedding venues

You have a fiancé, and the ring. … Now what? You need a venue to make it official and get the wedding planning started! 

There could be some questions that you may not think of when touring wedding venues. We compiled several important questions to consider in our latest DeYor Wedding Planning Tips blog. Download the wedding notepad below to jot down your important notes and other questions you may have!

Are you licensed to serve alcohol? How is alcohol priced, and what other fees are included? 

Yes, we do have a liquor license. DeYor is different from most venues in the fact that we price alcohol based on the consumption vs. per person rate. For example, if a couple orders five bottles of Tito’s Vodka, but only uses two bottles, the couple would only be charged for the two bottles consumed. When you come in for a tour, we do provide a copy of the final bar menu. Our bar menu includes additional details regarding glassware and mixer fees, which will be provided during your tour.

Does the facility offer additional decor services or items that can be utilized?

Yes, we offer additional production services such as pipe and draping, uplighting, wall monograms, and risers. When you tour our venue, be sure to ask your venue coordinator what is available to make your vision come to life. 

If you forgot a piece of decor the day of like vases, glasses, or a sign easel, we may be able to help in a pinch!

Can I hire my own vendors or is there a preferred vendor list we need to stick to?

We offer a list of recommended vendors as a starting point for couples with their primary contact information. You can hire any vendor you would like. The only vendor that is required to be used from our vendor sheet is one of the five caterers on the list.

Photo by: J Tate Designs

Can the venue accommodate a DJ or live band?

Both! DeYor PAC has the space for a DJ and a live band. We recommend various locations for entertainment like the Grand Lobby, mezzanine, and Flad Pavilion. If a band requires a stage, you can work with your venue coordinator to create a customized room layout that works best for you. Staging can be provided at an additional cost

Can I have my ceremony here, too?

Couples who choose DeYor for their reception can also have their ceremony there as well. Ceremonies can be held on the Powers Auditorium stage, in the Grand Lobby, or in the Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion. All three of these options provide a picturesque and elegant backdrop to your special day.

Is there a cake cutting fee? What about setting up a cookie table?

 The five caterers that work at DeYor take care of the cake cutting and cookie table setup. Please have conversations with them if there are any additional fees and what’s included in their services. But we are always here to help!

Photo by: Menning Photography

What is the capacity for each space in the venue?

The Grand Lobby can hold up to 360 guests on the main floor and mezzanine levels for a ceremony and reception, Powers Auditorium main floor theatre is perfectly designed for a glitz and glamour theatrical-like ceremony, and Flad Pavilion offers modern contrast and airy space that can accommodate 175 guests.

What does it mean to have an on-site venue coordinator?

DeYor PAC offers an on-site venue coordinator. We can be as involved or uninvolved as a couple wishes. At the very least, your coordinator is here throughout the entire process from the tour to your wedding day. We will reach out and touch base with all vendors to make sure the timeline is correct, and we are here for the dress rehearsal and your big day!

Give us a call at (330) 744-0264 to schedule your tour today!

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Are you interested in DeYor for your wedding day? Please complete our Wedding Inquiry Form, and one of our Event Coordinators will reach out to you as soon as possible.