It’s that time of year in Utah again when bells chime and romance fills the air. Planning and putting on a wedding is no small task, and there are a lot of details to consider when it comes to making sure the day is perfect. One of the most important considerations in wedding preparation is how to make sure the wedding venue looks immaculate for the big day. 

It’s essential that you have professional cleaning services come in before and after the special event so that everything looks beautiful, clean, and presentable. If you are planning on hosting and throwing a wedding reception, professional cleaning services make everything easier!

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Why Wedding Venues Need Professional Cleaning Services

When it comes to planning a wedding, looks matter. The venue hosting a wedding reception should be as beautiful as possible to highlight such a magical moment for the people involved. Word-of-mouth is a very big part of the wedding industry, and the last thing people want to hear when searching for a venue is that your establishment is dirty or unorganized when it comes to hosting weddings. Without a professional cleaning service, you could be costing yourself and your business a lot of clients and money.

Professional cleaners have the necessary experience and skill set to make sure that your venue looks perfect for everyone’s special day. They can clean everything from floors to carpets, windows, furniture, bathrooms, walls, and more. Furthermore, professional cleaning services know what many people overlook during cleaning duties. This could include dusting behind curtains or scrubbing hard-to-reach areas like baseboards and corners of ceilings. You may not see the value in making every inch of these areas spotless, but the wedding parties will notice these things and word will get around… good or bad.

What Professional Cleaning Services Can Offer

There are simply too many things to worry about on a wedding day, and the last thing you want the bride and groom to remember about your wedding venue is how concerned they were about the cleanliness. Wedding venues should serve as a perfect backdrop to highlight the beauty of the event, and that can only be achieved with a thorough cleaning service.

Professional cleaning services will come in before, during, and after your wedding reception to make sure all areas are in pristine condition so that the wedding parties and guests can focus on what really matters. Professional cleaning services offer peace of mind for both the people running the venue and the people attending the wedding that everything is as beautiful and perfect as it should be throughout the event.

Pre-Wedding Cleaning Checklist


Before you can begin hosting wedding receptions and/or ceremonies at your venue, you need to make sure everything is cleaned from top to bottom. It would be easy to focus only on the mess that will be left after the event, and many cleaners often do focus only on that. However, the cleaning that needs to be done beforehand is arguably more important! With all the food being served and chairs scuffing floors throughout the night, the after-wedding cleanup will surely be extensive. It is important to remember, however, that guests will not really be seeing this mess, nor will they care what state the various rooms and areas are in after the wedding has ended.

What matters the most to the people involved in the wedding is what the venue looks like before and during the ceremony and reception, so it is critical to the reputation and success of your venue that you have a professional, detailed cleaning job performed before guests arrive. Reputable cleaning companies like ours always make sure to go over a comprehensive checklist before the event begins to ensure that your venue leaves a lasting impression on everyone attending the wedding.

Professional cleaning companies make sure to focus on the following in order to make your venue shine and impress throughout the event:

  • Dust and vacuum all carpets, curtains, furniture, etc.
  • Wipe down all walls and ceilings with a damp cloth to remove any dust or cobwebs.
  • Mop and disinfect all hard surfaces like tile floors, countertops, tables, chairs, etc.
  • Disinfect doorknobs and light switches with an antibacterial cleaner.
  • Empty all trash cans and replace them with fresh liners.
  • Clean windows inside and out including frames, sills, and tracks.
  • Clean mirrors using glass cleaner for a streak-free shine.
  • Vacuum upholstery to remove dust, pet hair, dirt, etc.
  • Scrub kitchen appliances like ovens and refrigerators, if necessary.
  • Sanitize dishes by washing in hot soapy water or with sanitizer tablets.
  • Wash delicate tablecloths by hand (if possible) or run through a delicate cycle.
  • Deep clean bathrooms from top to bottom including toilets, sinks, tubs/showers, tile grout lines, baseboards, etc.

Post-Wedding Cleaning Checklist

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After the festivities have ended and the dust has settled, your venue will undoubtedly be left in disarray. Be happy! This means that guests had a great time and had a night to remember in your beautiful event space, but now is the time to clean and restore that space for the next group to come in and make lifelong memories. Whether it’s immediately after the event, the next day, or several days later, professional cleaning companies like ours will get your event space sparkling like new and ready for the next adventure in no time!

The pros know what areas get hit the hardest after a long night of fun, and you can rest assured that the following steps will be taken to clean and restore your venue:

  • Empty all trash cans and take out recycling.
  • Pick up any debris that may have been left behind such as napkins or utensils.
  • Deep clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery to remove food/drink stains, dirt, etc.
  • Sweep and mop scuff marks from shoes or chairs being moved around all night.
  • Remove wax buildup on floors caused by candles, if present.
  • Wipe down walls to remove smudges that might have been made during the event.
  • Disinfect doorknobs and light switches with an antibacterial cleaner.
  • Clean windows inside and outside.
  • Sanitize and wash dishes and utensils.
  • Wash tablecloths and cloth napkins that were used.
  • Scrub kitchen floors and used appliances with an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Thoroughly clean and restock bathrooms to make them look spotless and new for the next group of people throwing an event at your venue.

Whose Responsibility Is It To Clean After A Wedding?

If you manage a hotel, your cleaning staff is usually responsible for all of the preparation and aftercare that goes into keeping your venue attractive. Unfortunately, staffing issues are very common these days, and focusing on one event means less focus on the many other tasks that crews need to focus on in a hotel setting. Ballrooms and other event venues may also need some extra cleaning help if the wedding taking place is larger or more prone to making a mess.

The bottom line… do not make the bride and groom feel like it’s their responsibility to clean! Even the smallest oversights in cleaning can detract from the magic of a wedding, and that will surely be bad for future business. If your venue needs help with any wedding or special event cleaning, professional cleaning companies like Jani-Serv are here to help! If you are in the Heber, Park City, or Sundance areas, call us today to make your venue’s next wedding a beautiful night to remember!