Average Price to Rent Public Park Area?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

If it is owned by the city then it will be listed on their website. In Toronto, I have spent $100 on a permit for a pavillion. Alternatively when I was looking into wedding venues (in public spaces whether that was a park or a historical building) I noticed that the prices ranged from $250 to $500.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

This really depends on where you are and what parks you’re looking at.  I would google the park you have in mind and see if you can find it.  One park in my parents’ area was $175 for the entire day, whereas another close by was $500 for only 6 hours.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@badabing88:  You buy a separate permit for alcohol (at least in Toronto). There are some parks that restrict it and some that don’t. The historical buildings I looked at alllowed it.

Your wedding is expanding and mine is shrinking 😛

ETA: You should send her an email, “further to my voicemail, I just wanted to outline the details…blah blah.” I don’t know about you, but I respond to email a lot faster than voicemail. I hate the phone (and so do many people).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@badabing88:  We had an at-home reception after our weddingmoon, and we originally planned it for a rose garden in a public park (which we later changed to an urban winery). It was going to be $250 for the space for the whole day, $150 for a half-day. We were going to do the whole day, just because we didn’t want anyone to be pushing us out or leaving it a mess if their event was before ours. At ours, we couldn’t have alcohol AT ALL. Also, you couldn’t reserve until March 1st of the year you wanted the space, and ours was set to be late April. That made us nervous because we would essentially have to just bet on having it the date we needed, without actually knowing if it would be available. For those reasons, we decided on the winery. However, that March 1st rule is probably exclusive to the park we were looking at. I think park receptions are awesome! The perfect combo of elegant and comfortable.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@badabing88:  You’re very kind. I have lots of willing family members but they still aren’t invited 😛 The inn we chose is very expensive and I literally could not afford to host my big fat Russian family there.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We had our morning-after brunch at the pavillion at the city park, and it was $100 to rent.  (Although now that I think about it, in all the craziness, I don’t think we actually paid them…. hmmm…. our little town is pretty lax on some things!)

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We got married in a local park’s amphitheatre (we loved that the seats were included and the way that it was set up) for $140 for three hours. We did have to give them an additional $100 deposit, but that gets refunded, so long as you leave the place like you found it. They also have other parts that you can rent (like ours has a barn that you can rent for $700 for all day, but that doesn’t include anything). Ours allows alcohol with an additional permit, but no alcohol can be consumed in the parking lot (or in two other specific parks).

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We aren’t getting an outdoor park, but we are having our ceremony in an indoor garden that is owned by the city. It’s $2000 to have it for 4 hours, they do all the setup/takedown for us, and that space includes a bride’s room/bathroom and the electrical hookups for music/microphone etc. I’m sure an outdoor space is cheaper but obviously may not have the same conveniences. 

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