Friday, December 11, 2009

Tips on Touring Reception Centers

When you want to tour a reception center, it’s a great idea to call ahead. This allows the reception center to be prepared and available for you upon your arrival. When you make your appointment, also ask them to check your date for you to be sure that day hasn’t been booked already.

Before your tour, it is important for you to know some key elements about your event. This will allow the reception center to give you more accurate pricing. For example, it’s very important to have an estimate of your guest count, and to know what you want in terms of catering (i.e. desserts, deli buffet, served meal, etc). It’s always a good idea to know your budget, as well. That way, as you look at the pricing, you will know whether or not it’s something that can work for you. If it’s not in your budget, it doesn’t have to end there! Ask the reception center what they can do to accommodate your budget. Most places, including The Canterbury Place, will be more than happy to work with you!

We recommend bringing your fiancé and the person who is responsible for paying for the event on your tour, since they will be very involved in the event as well!

There are several important questions to ask on the tour. These include:

How many people can you accommodate?
Do you charge service charges and gratuity?
Are there any fees I should be aware of (i.e. cake cutting fees, cleaning fees)?
What are your linen options?
What are your bar policies?
What are the hours on the building rental?
Will other parties also be in the building during my event?
Can I bring in my own vendors?
What is the deposit, and what are the policies relating to it (i.e. is it refundable or transferable?

Through out your tour, don’t simply look at the building. Try to visualize your wedding there. Buildings are truly transformed with décor, so you have to use your imagination. It’s also a good idea to ask the venue if they can show you some pictures of past events. This will help you to get an idea of what they are capable of as far as décor is concerned.

After your tour, we encourage you to make your decision as soon as possible. Reception centers book very quickly, and you don’t want your date to get taken!
Below, we have a mini version of our tours through pictures. To tour The Canterbury Place, please call us at 801.292.5053
Outdoor Area


Dining Hall
Bride's Room

Groom's Room

Post by Ashley and Madison

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