Finding the perfect venue for your special event is not always easy, especially if you are searching for a truly unique setting. Just like shopping for a home, every facility will have its own set of positives and negatives. At some point though you have to decide what features are most important to you and your guests.
The bigger concern, outside of measuring pros and cons, is avoiding unexpected surprises that could affect the goals of your event. To prevent this you need to ask the right questions on your site visits. This is particularly true with "unique venues" where charm can overshadow bigger issues. Check out this list of challenges with unique venues to train your eyes to spot potential problems.