Planning a wedding is extremely rewarding and stressful at the same time. Many couples often cannot comprehend how wedding planners manage to get it all done. Choosing the right cake, picking the best venue for the celebration will require time and effort, not to mention attention to your budget! The same goes when looking for the right band to play at the wedding reception.
Oftentimes, there are special songs and music that are close to the hearts of the bride and groom. Thoughtful screening your band options well will ensure that the band that plays at their wedding will be able to give justice to the music that is special to them. At the same time, you need to ensure that the wedding venue you choose will allow live music as well as have all the necessary equipment to make the event a success.
Crucial Questions to Ask Your Venue Before Hiring a Wedding Band
1 – Is live music allowed at your venue?
The first question you should ask is if the venue allows live music or not. If you get a negative answer at this stage, you will have to take a different route in the entertainment you are going to book for the reception.
2 – Do you have your own sound system?
If the representative at the venue says they can accommodate live musical guests, you can proceed to ask if the venue has their own sound system. If they do, you will need to coordinate with the band as to which parts of their sound system they will still need to bring on the day of the event and which components of the sound system will be already available at the venue.
3 – Are there sound limitations?
It is important to ask as to if there are any sound limitations the venue may have policies against, such as whether they will be allowed to bring a regular drum set or if they will need to have an electronic drum set. Some venues need to have these restrictions in place because they need to be careful not to make too much noise.
4 – How much space may be allocated for the band?
Ask how much space the band can occupy in the function hall. Do they have a stage area? If not, where can the band set up their equipment? You need to be aware of these to relay to the band later on.
5 – Do you have a green room available for the musicians?
It is crucial that you ask if the venue has a special place provided for musicians and other entertainers to get ready before the event.
6 – Is there a sound curfew?
In some places, music and loud party sounds may only be tolerated until a certain time. It is important that you find out about this, so you will be able to plan your reception around this time restriction.
By no means is this an all-inclusive list as to the relevant questions you need to ask a potential venue before booking it. However, if you do not know where to begin, these are the initial questions you can start with. After you will have finished these questions, you can move on to other pertinent inquiries that are related to the type of event you will be holding.
If you are helping with wedding preparations, or for any event that may need a band, you may also hire the services of an entertainment booking agency. These professionals will be able to assist you in finding the perfect band or entertainment group for your event. You will not need to worry about looking for the perfect talent because they will take care of the process for you.
Make planning for your event easier by hiring a band agency like Tse Entertainment to scout for your entertainment. We’ve booked entertainers for many events in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Abilene, Waco, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Beaumont, College Station, Port Arthur, and everyplace in between. Contact us today and let us help you make your event a success!