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Things to keep in mind when booking a banquet hall in Chennai

What is the first thing that will strike your mind after reading the title? Budget, guests or service? Once the euphoria of zeroing on a wedding date dies down, the practicalities kick in. Booking a banquet hall is one of the most complicated and confusing decisions one has to go through. Not just for the couple, but for the family as well. Sometimes it’s not just about the budget or accommodating your guests, it is more than that. Sometimes it is about booking a dream venue! But, dreams are just dreams and no matter how much money you may have, you always need to prepare a list of banquet halls keeping in mind various factors. So, this is for people/couples/families who are clueless on how to go forward with booking a banquet hall in Chennai:

 

    1. Prepare a spreadsheet: It might sound all tedious but it is all worth and you will definitely thank me later for this. A spreadsheet will have different columns that will help you give a reality check. The columns should include titles like budget, number of guests, ceremonies to be hosted, basic amenities along with the name of the banquet halls. So, don’t forget to make a spreadsheet because this is the first and most important thing that you need to keep in mind while booking a banquet otherwise all your efforts will go to waste.  
  • Intimate wedding/big fat wedding: You need to decide what exactly you are looking forward to, a guest list of 200-300 people or a guest list of over 1000. Ask yourself, do you have an intimate wedding is in your mind or a big fat wedding. Depending on the choice you make you should go further. So, prepare a list of the number of guests you want to invite to the wedding first. 
  • Budget: Never start your search for banquet halls in Chennai without a budget. And, that budget will depend on your guest list, which means consider point No. 2 before the budget. Intimate or big fat wedding? This will help you decide your budget clearly. keep_mind_booking_banquet_hall_Chennai_sirimiri
    1. Start your search online: So, now when you have a budget in mind start an online search for banquet halls in Chennai and add them in the spreadsheet. And, while you search, don’t forget to add the amenities the respective banquet hall is providing. This will help you a lot. Also, you can use the WMG app for finding banquet halls in Chennai and by using the filters, you can actually find some good ones.  
  • Pay a visit: You must understand when to pay a visit to the banquet hall. Not all banquet halls need a visit, once you have finalized top 5 banquet halls that fit in your requirements, make a visit and check for amenities they promise. And, don’t forget to check the location so your guests can easily reach the venue. 

Formalities: The formalities include checking of dates with the administration, discounts, advance payment and asking about outside vendors. If you finalize any, then don’t forget to check on their staff, basic things like hygiene, rooms for the bride/groom.

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16 Comments

  1. The practical tips shared by you on booking a banquet hall in Chennai is perfect. Even the checklist on formalities that need to be taken care off

  2. Not just chennai but these points are valid for most of the places. We have done a lot of work and finalized one banquet hall here in Noida for our son’s thread ceremony in end on April and then COVID19 hit us all…sigh…

  3. These are some wonderful pointers who people who are getting married. Specially the spreadsheet idea was brilliant as it will certainly help reduce the chaos 🙂

  4. Checking the venue in person is very important. Sometimes, pictures might be misleading and as you said scale at which the vent will be happening also determines the size of the hall. Halls which look small in pics might be spacious enough to have an intimate wedding party and we end up saving good amount of money as these halls are pretty pricey.

  5. Wow this is quite a unique post on how to go about booking something everyone books way in advance when there’s a wedding in the family. Will forward to my Chennai friends.

  6. Choosing the right banquet hall is important and it definitely depends upon the number of guests and budget. WMG sounds like a good and helpful app to make this process easier.

  7. I loved your idea of enumerating everything on a spread sheet. It can help one plan much better. Such a useful post, M.

  8. Mayuri Nidigallu Amrita

    These are such great tips to choosing the right banquet hall for events.I like the idea of having a spreadsheet to compare the various ones and then only visiting the top 5.

  9. Mayuri Nidigallu Deepika

    Yeah! Booking a banquet hall for a wedding is not an easy task. My father faced an unpleasant experience regarding this. Choose an appropriate place according to the number is the most important.

  10. Very practical tips to plan a wedding in a nice banquet hall, budgeting and everything as you mention in the post have equal weightage. Thank for sharing the must require details to think prior to booking and investing money

  11. That’s a helpful post for people who don’t know anything about booking a banquet. Your post took me back to my pre-wedding time, we did all that you have mentioned except in place of the spreadsheet we used a notebook but excel is definitely a better option.

  12. Mayuri Nidigallu Judy Morris

    That’s a good informative post for people looking to rent a banquet hall for wedding function. Even my mom and I faced some issues with Banquet hall and I can strongly say that it is a very important decision to avoid spoiling

  13. Truly booking a banquet hall requires a lot of deliberate research to suit the budget & the convenience of the guest. Thanks for sharing useful tips.

  14. Thanks for sharing this post with me it is really important to do proper search and take details before booking for wedding . Liked your idea to of using spreadsheet.

  15. booking banquet hall is tricky. Apps like these are very helpful in comparing price and checking facilities. But it also always a good idea to check it out yourself before booking it.

  16. Planning everything big needs proper plan and details. It is a task to find right banquet hall that is good and budget friendly.

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