(Closed) AHH! NO Venue YET!!

posted 8 years ago in May 2010
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

aw good luck! I hope you find something..

Really ask around.. after we booked our venue I found a ton more places that I didn’t even know exsisted. Community centres and church halls… might be cheaper. Or a nice barn or something.

Hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Check out community centers!  We found an old church that had been turned into a cultural arts center.  It is beautiful and cheap!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m also getting married in May, so I know how stressed out you must be!  Obviously you can’t control the costs of venues in your area, but if everything you’re looking at is out of your price range, have you considered moving back the date so you can save up more money?  It’s not a great solution, I know, but it may help you from becoming totally overwhelmed in planning everything in such a short time, and you may have more options in finding vendors who aren’t already booked.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also check out lodges! We have a shriners lodge, VFW’s, and some elk lodges that have banquet rooms they rent out for reasonable prices!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Out of curiosity, how much have you been able to book/plan without a venue?

I too would be freaking out! That was the first thing I booked because I was nervous about booking other things and then having to switch the date due to a venue.

Eeeek, good luck!

Look at bed and breakfasts… we are getting married at a manor house that hosts guests and is on the water. It was perfect for us! (And your guests could stay at the house for the weekend, or if it is small, you and your honey can stay there your wedding night!)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I totally second lodges (i.e. VFW) and community centers. How many people are you planning on having? Obviously, the smaller the guest list, the easier it is to find a venue (like a party room at a restaurant) and the better on your budget. Also, if the venue is the biggest issue, have you considered having the party at a family member’s home or a park? Maybe some where you can rent a picnic shelter and have a fun outdoor wedding?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Also check out parks… in NY most of the state parks have great building that can be reserved from $75 to $300. That’s how we found our budget friendly venue.

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