Choosing your wedding venue is probably the most important part of the wedding planning process, but it doesn’t just stop at how the venue looks. Once you’ve met the manager & had a look around, you’ll be wanting to sit down & discuss the details of your wedding day & how the venue will create your magical day. But what should you ask?

​Below are just a few questions that we get asked over & over at Flaxbourne Gardens, so I thought I’d share them with you & hopefully you’ll find them useful for your own venue meeting. If you can think of anything that I have missed, please do let me know! Send me an email on


  • Can we hold a civil ceremony here?
  • Will we have exclusive use of the venue for the day, or will other weddings be taking place on the site at the same time?
  • What’s the cost for ‘X’ number of guests? What’s included in the fee?
  • Are there limitations on what we can have at our wedding? What can & can’t we do?
  • Can we bring in our own wedding suppliers, or do we have to use the venue’s recommended suppliers?
  • Can we bring in our own caterer?
  • Are there any costs associated with bringing in our own suppliers or caterers?
  • When do we need to send our deposit, to secure our booking? How much would this be?
  • How much would further payments be, & at what points over the coming months / year?
  • Can we please see reviews / testimonials / pictures from previous weddings you’ve held here?