A guide to help you plan for the big day!

1. Is the date for the event available?

This should be your first question. If the date is available, ask if there will be any other events that would be happening near or around your event at that venue?

2. Are there any additional charges such as service charges, gratuity, cleaning fees, parking or overtime fees?

Some venues resist divulging their fees, so it’s important to ask and get all fees disclosed up-front. Negotiation is on the table for some venues; however, other places may not negotiate, so in that case, ask to see all the costs in writing with the grand total before signing your contract.

3. Is Venue on Lake Lily full service?

Full-service is when a venue offers catering, tables, chairs, linen, and sometimes extras services, like D.J.’s, beverage and valet services. Our dedicated staff can coordinate all your event needs with our preferred vendors.

4. What if there is bad weather?

Weather is very unpredictable. Many ceremonies and cocktail hours are hosted outside. Some venues will sell you an outdoor space without requiring an alternative indoor space, so if it rains, your event is in essence over. Having a space for your guests to escape the weather is always a good idea.

5. What’s the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is explained in our agreement that you will sign. This is good to know in case of a change in plans or emergency.