posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i wouldn’t go this way.  i looked at 2 vendors like this and decided against it. 

Post # 3
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

lisa.toohey.581:  I would recommended it I find it nor expensive I look at a couple vendor like that and did not like it so I stay away from it. I went to individual vendors and got more for my money. 

Post # 5
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

I actually love all in one vendors. We went with one – it was a pioneer village. They provided the ceremony and reception space, photo permits, SOCAN fees, linens, chairs, bar, catering, sound equipment, on site coordinator – they even threw in lantern we could use for centerpieces and favours! We paid a per person cost and we were able to customize our package to suit our requirements and budget. I loved it because we had no hidden fees – you wouldn’t believe what it costs to rent things! Also we were happy with the food they served, so it was a no brainer for us.

Post # 6
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

lisa.toohey.581:  Ooo, we loved our all-in-one!  To be fair, we got married at a trendy restaurant that looks like it fell out of Pinterest, so we were pretty sure we would love everything.  My husband didn’t even see the venue until the morning we got married.  It was fairly expensive, though, but included EVERYTHING except flowers.  Totally worth it for us, but I would be nervous trusing an all-in-one that was not a reputable restaurant or caterer.  Good luck!

Post # 7
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I recommend the all in one vendors for sure, but I think it depends on what kind of wedding you want and perhaps where you live as well.  My wedding actually sounds fairly similar to aekc’s (we really wanted amazing food).  Tables, linens, place setting, chairs, cost of space, catering, bar, on site coordinator, and favors were all included in a per person price, which really wasn’t more than just food and beverage at other places.  Instead of having to shell out thousands just for an empty venue, they just had a food/beverage minimum which isn’t too hard to meet.  That definitely made it cheaper than most venues around my area without sacrifice on quality.  Also- as someone in graduate school planning a wedding out of state, it is SO much easier to do it this way if you find a venue you love.    

Post # 8
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it depends on what you mean by “all in one” and the vendor.  We had an all-inclusive venue which included the ceremony and reception space, hotel rooms, tables, linens, chairs, dinnerware, servers, DOC, food, cake (we got to choose from 3 different bakers) and alcohol; however, we were able to bring in our own flowers/decor, DJ, photographer and officiant.  It was perfect because it made planning fairly stress free (I didn’t have to spend money on a wedding planner), but gave us enough freedom to do what we wanted within our budget.  In addition, we were also able to host our welcome dinner and thank you brunch at the same venue and got a great discount.  One of the most important aspects in our choice was getting to do a tasting of everything before we decided (you don’t want to be stuck with an all inclusive that has terrible food lol).

Post # 9
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

lisa.toohey.581:  I think it depends on what you mean by “all-inclusive” and which “all-inclusive” vendor it is. So in short, it depends entirely on the vendor. 

In the city we live in, one of the very best wedding venues you can be married in (you have to reserve the date 2 years out if you want a Saturday over the summer!) is all inclusive (chairs, table cloths, catering, cake, bar) but doesn’t include things like decor, photography, etc.

I’ve seen other all inclusive packages that are not nearly as nice, use really old faux centerpieces, and their food is sub-par.


It really depends on who you’re dealing with.

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