One of the most stressful times of your life is planning your wedding. The excitement of saying ‘yes’ to the love of your life can fade quickly when you realize the full breadth of a burden that is planning every itty bitty detail, and working with dozens of different vendors to make your vision for your big day a reality. Sounds like a fun time, right? The Wilds was born from the desire to alleviate as much stress from the bride and groom as possible, and to create an atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy the day, knowing that everything’s taken care of. To help take some of the burden off of your shoulders, here are some questions you should ask your wedding venue (which we hope is us!):
What dates are available in the month I’m considering?
This is one of the most important questions you can ask. Some venues will have been booked for months, and some of the most sought after ones will be unavailable for even longer. That’s why this is one of the first questions you’ll want to ask, so you can make sure your favorite place is ready for your big day. The Wilds is just starting to accept bookings for 2018, so there’s no better time to get your day reserved with us. The quicker you get your date set in stone, the better.
How many people can you accommodate?
Maybe you want your ceremony to consist of just your closest family and friends, making for an intimate celebration. Or perhaps you’re big party types, wanting to invite the whole city in to your wedding. Whatever your preference, you’ll have to know how many people can fit comfortably in your venue of choice. From there, you’ll know just how much of, well, everything to plan for. The Wilds not only has accommodations for 200 guests, but the entire venue is handicap accessible as well, ensuring you’ll never have to leave anyone out.
What’s your weather contingency plan for bad weather?
This question is important for all seasons, especially in Indiana. Spring could force your guests into raincoats, summer could produce record heat indexes, while fall and winter could bring on a severe chill. An outdoor wedding can be incredibly gorgeous, but you don’t want to sacrifice your vision if you are faced with moving your event inside. Thankfully, here at The Wilds we have your Plan B built right in! If inclement weather pushes your wedding inside, we have plenty of room to host your ceremony and reception indoors in the comfort of our heating and air conditioning. With a double-sided indoor/outdoor stone fireplace, glass french doors and floor to ceiling windows on every wall, you’ll have beautiful back drop and stunning views of the Hills of Brown County, even if you are indoors. If the weather is unpredictable, you’re still in control.
Can I move things around and decorate to suit my vision, or do I have to leave everything as is?
When you’re planning your decorations, make sure to keep your venue in mind so the two styles don’t clash. You could plan the most beautiful wedding imaginable, and when you set everything up on the big day, you realize that the two decor designs are waging war with each other. Avoid the battle, and know up front how much decorating is available to your choosing. The Wilds boasts a gorgeous modern farmhouse aesthetic, and we give you access to additional decorative items at no extra cost. We have french doors on every wall, floor to ceiling windows, a permanent indoor bar and optional outdoor bar, and a view of the hills of Brown County that you wouldn’t believe. You’re welcome to go Pinterest-crazy, but you’ll find that the venue is absolutely stunning as is. The Wilds is perfect for anyone in search of a unique venue with character and class to tie the knot.
How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable? Is there a payment plan available?
One of the best things you can do before diving into planning is set a budget for your wedding, and stick to it. Asking your venue early on how much they’re going to charge you, and what their deposit and payment plans are, will help you stay right on budget and free from any surprises. On The Wild’s homepage, we have a short listing of our prices for weddings, elopements, and special events. We’re always up front with our cost, never hiding anything extra in the fine print. We’re all about you resting easy and keeping the focus on your experience.
Here at The Wilds, it’s all about you. We believe in treating you as family, and in curating an experience where you and your guests can relax and celebrate in ease, while we take care of all the heavy lifting. If that sounds like your kind of wedding, don’t wait to reserve your big day with us! Contact us today to book your tour of our wonderful event venue, and get in touch with us to have all of your questions answered. With us, your big day is our big day, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with you!