How you know you’ve found THE ONE… (Venue that is)


Service & communication: Has the venue answered your emails/phone calls in a timely manner? Has the venue given you the attention you deserve during the interview/venue selection process? Do they give you the warm and fuzzies? Or do they give you the cold corporate chain feel? (Kendall Point isn’t a corporate chain, we are small town, home grown, treat you like family people, venue.)



Plan B: Can the venue hold your guest count with out any issues? Does the venue have a stunning Plan B (inclement weather) option? Can they execute that plan with a team/staff to make it easy, and free? Or are you responsible for moving tables and chairs on your wedding day? (Kendall Point does it all for you, we got your back. And we can hold 400 of your guests, but smaller weddings like 80 guests as well without the venue swallowing you).



Event Time: How many hours do you get the venue for? Is it a tricky situation? Can you really party until midnight at your venue, or shut down at 10:30 to be out by midnight? (KP is yours all day. One wedding per day. Only one property too, so no other weddings going on at the same time next door. No random strangers, no hotel guests, just you and your gang. Oh, and let’s party til’ midnight. We don’t shut down until midnight).



Do’s and Don’ts: Does the venue have any restrictions on décor, noise, alcohol or food? Be sure to ask the venue what the restrictions are and ask for a copy of the contract. (We don’t like glitter or confetti, but open to other ideas! Noise is fine, we are surrounded by our own property).



What is included: A/C, Heat, parking, restrooms, cleaning, trashcans, tables, chairs, etc. Is there damage deposit? Do you have to mop, or clean? (Kendall Point includes it all. We can crank down the air or turn up the heat. Up to you, and we will be here to make it happen, the entire time. Don’t worry about clean up, that’s on us too).



Dressing Rooms: Does the venue have a bridal suite and a groom’s suite to use all day? Does it have a lot of space? Do the rooms have games, a TV, private bathroom and shower? Does each room have a private balcony/porch easy access to outside? If not, are their hotels close by so you can have these things? (Oh ya we do. GORGEOUS brides suite, and grooms suite (the guys deserve fabulous too). TV’s, showers, games, private balcony’s, private entrances, all the goods. Make yourself at home, stay a while).



Vendors: Does the venue have inhouse catering that you are required to use? Or does the venue have a list to choose from for more freedom? Can you bring in your alcohol? Using in-house vendors only will increase the cost of your wedding by THOUSANDS of dollars. (Nah, we have a list of 10 caterers for you to choose from (quality control). But you are in complete control of your budget, from BBQ to fancy lobster, it’s up to you, totally. We don’t have a liquor license—that means you can bring in your own alcohol as much as you want, any kind. WINNING).



Do This, Not That : Venue Tours 101

Do this. Not that: Venue Tours 101!

We love venue tours! We love showing brides Kendall Point and giving all the warm and fuzzies. But there are somethings that you just don’t know, until you know! For those of you who do your homework—here’s another short read for ya!


  • Make an appointment: Tours are by appointment only. Make sure you’ve scheduled one before you show up! Don’t show up on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday afternoon for a tour! Wedding day!


  • Show up on time. #1 !! Especially on Saturdays! Tours are scheduled back to back to back to accommodate as many brides as possible! If you arrive late, yikes, it puts a kink in everything! Allow for about 20 minutes for a tour on a Saturday!


  • If you need a moment, take one! We don’t mind. If you are not comfortable discussing something in front of us, don’t be shy, ask for space J


  • If you tour on a Saturday, consider who you bring with you! Limit your invites to you and your fiancé, mom and dad, and or the immediate most important. Saturday’s are wedding days; So we limit our tour time on Saturdays to accommodate many couples, and most important, we are considerate to the bride of the day! So, to make sure you can see everything and get the most out of your tour, limit the amount of people you bring with you for less distractions! Hey, if you book a tour during the week, bring all the people… we have more time and attention to give to you J


  • We are not sleezy salespeople! No pressure, we won’t ask you to book onsite, we won’t follow you to your car, we won’t email you 500 times. We get it, choosing the right venue is kind of a big deal!  When you are ready, we are ready.


  • Want to see a contract? Cool, we can email you one so you can read it without distraction. We have nothing to hide, we are happy to share a sample contract with you!


  • Ask us what dates are open. Our golden rule…” Fall in love with your venue, not your date” …SOOOOO this means you can ask what dates we have open. We would love to share our calendar with you so you can see what dates are available, going, or gone!


  • Every been HANGRY? Don’t come to the tour hungry, you can’t focus!


  • Read Reviews. Google is helpful from a guest’s (or any random persons) perspective, but The Knot and Wedding wire tell the good, the bad and the ugly from real brides. Also, read the venue responses to reviews. It will tell you a lot about the ethics of a business.


  • Questions: Ask away! But first, get through tour. We bet most of your questions are answered before you have to ask them!


  • Be sure to ask about any hidden fees, or “plus-plus” fees. Heads up, Kendall Plantation has no hidden fees or plus-plus fees. We keep it simple, the way it should be.