Before you book a hall or venue for your wedding, or other special occasion, make sure that you get to call the shots. The expense of renting a space can cost quite a bit of money, but somehow people responsible for spaces can be stifling in their rules about what can and cannot go on in their space. They might give you a strict cutoff on the bar, collecting and keeping your booze at your event’s end. They might limit the options of DJs you can hire and restrict the music you are allowed to play. They might even limit which New York caterer you can hire.
If you are booking a special event, you want to avoid these restrictions when possible. It is up to you to define what you want the event to be. Do you really want to feel locked in and limited? In many cases, owners of halls and other venues have made deals with New York caterers and entertainment companies that force business in their direction for cheaper rates and kickbacks. Rarely are those savings passed along to the customer who is already spending large sums of cash.
Be sure to read the fine print when booking the space for your event. No regrets.