This past week Rain met Donna Berns. She is the chef at Chenoweth Country Club and Banquet Center located at 3087 Chenoweth Rd., Akron, Oh 44312. She also handles their banquet sales.
Donna wrote about decisions that come with choosing the right reception hall for your wedding. She hits on all the key points for our couples to consider when they are scouting out the perfect location for their dream day...
Now that the biggest decision has been made, saying “YES”. There come
a lot of tough decisions. Choosing where to have the ceremony,
reception, who to have as bridesmaids and what they should wear, of
course your wedding gown, cake, flowers how the list of things to do
goes on and on.
There are helpful recourses out there to
use as a guide. Remember this is your day, so they are just a guide to
help you. One of the most important is setting the date and coordinating
that with your ceremony site and reception site. This is something that
you may need to be flexible with if you are planning a wedding less
than a year out. Most churches and halls are booking more than a year in
When choosing a reception site the first thing
you need to think about is the date, are they available? What type of
service, sit down or buffet? You should first and foremost feel
comfortable with any vendor you deal with. They should be willing to
offer advice and be flexible to your needs. Look for a vendor that is
willing to go the extra steps it takes to make this day yours!
Here are some questions you should ask:
What are your menu choices and what is the cost per person?
Is there a separate cost for beverage service and what is that cost?
How long does the bar run?
How long do we have the hall?
Do you provide linen service and is there an additional fee for this?
Do you provide center pieces and is there a fee for this?
Do you have a cake cutting fee?
Do you have a service fee and how much is it?
How many guests can you accommodate?
What is your staff to guest ratio?
Do you have references?
Is there an additional fee for the hall or room rental fee?
Are there a minimum number of guests required to have a Saturday reception?
What are the payment terms?
What are your cancellation policies?
What do I need to do to reserve my date?
Are there fees for security?
What if I or my guests have certain dietary needs?
Are there any additional fees to be aware of?
should ask for a tasting. No matter how beautiful a facility is, if the
food is mediocre or less all that beauty will fade away and you and
your guests will not be satisfied. Look for a facility that will cater
to you and your needs to make YOUR DAY one to remember.
Chef / Banquet sales
office 330 644-0058