Located in St. Louis, the Four Seas Banquet Facility is a delightful place to have an idyllic wedding. This beautiful facility features a 14 foot ceiling with black accented white drapes stretching from the exquisite terrazzo floor to the ceiling accentuated with soft, beautiful up lights. This facility can seat up to 330 persons in a dinner setting. It also includes a large stage that can accommodate a 12-piece band or DJ, risers for head table with white linen skirting, along with skirted card and cake tables, white linen table cloths with cushioned banquet chairs and white linen chair covers.
We got someone from Four Seas Banquet Facility to throw insight on some questions that were asked.
• What common mistakes do you see couples making?
The most common mistake I see couples making is not having a solid guest list before starting the whole process. The guest count will drive the budget, it always does. Along with that, is unrealistic expectations of what things actually cost. I am asked this regularly, “I have 300 people and want a meal and open bar with a $2500 budget can you make that happen?” Yikes! you can’t feed that many people from McDonald’s for that budget let alone with a full bar and a two entree meal.
• What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Manners. I see far to many clients that have lost all touch with basic manners. No call, no show for appointments. Demanding services. Not reading the contract and then mad because we won’t do something that is in the contract that they signed…… I had a set of clients that were pediatric oncologists, it completely poured on their outdoor wedding. They got married in the rain. I was upset, the staff was upset and you know what they said… They said “It’s completely fine, because today we didn’t have to tell anyone that their child was going to die”. PERSPECTIVE. It’s just one day, and things are going to go wrong and it won’t be the end of the world. I tell all of my clients this story on the day before their wedding, and remind them to take a deep breath and keep perspective.
• What your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Guest Count. Get your list together before doing anything else.
• What don’t couples know about wedding venues that they need to know?
We are people too. Human’s make mistakes, but how they are addressed is what sets us all apart. If you read the same complaint or compliment over and over again, pay attention to that.
• What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
I don’t actually run into this all that often. Most people have done their homework and have a full list of questions for me.
• What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
We work with all walks of life, so nothing shocks me or stands out any longer. However, if the Bride, Groom or crowd treats the staff terribly, that does stand out. You can usually tell everything you need to know about someone by how the treat the staff.
• What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
When the client has appreciation for the work, real vision and taste that is usually what I remember. Along with that, if they are terrible to me or the staff, I usually remember them too.
If you are interested in having your wedding in this venue, and you want to make further inquiries, then feel free to send a message to their email or give them a call.
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