(Closed) California Ceremony and reception on the cheap

posted 4 years ago in Santa Barbara/Ventura, California
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Try Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Centers

website: http://www.wedgewoodbanquet.com

 

They have venues in So Cali and N. Cali (We got married in Upland).

I loved working with them because they have all inclusive packages (flowers, cake, ceremony, reception and food) and depending on how many guests, what day you marry you can get a good deal….

check them out and good luck!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1993

@mija22:  Great website! Wooo Upland! My mom lives near there 🙂

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Have you thought of doing it at a national or local park? I know that there fees are much cheaper and you have more flexibility with food. Plus, some parts allow you to have alcohol! I know it’s hard- I just recently got married in San Diego!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Molly2014  Sorry it didn’t work out, and sorry for the late reply.

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel your pain! I am a Orange County bride (sounds so weird saying that!) and we have only about $8K of budget to house a wedding for 120 mostly out of town guests. :/

I thought I would never find a reception venue – a lot of inclusive packages and/or hotels were way out of our price range!

I agree with @futuremrskt, parks or beaches have low rental fees and DIY and BYO friendly, which cuts down on costs. We just booked our venue (Newland Barn) that’s owned by the city of Huntington Beach and it only cost us $1,100 to rent for 8 hours (included insurance, security deposit which is refundable, etc.) It’ll end up being about $2,500 once you factor in all the chair & table setup, etc.

The good thing is your guest count is low enough that as long as you can find cheap catering, you should be able to pull it off. Check out Stonefire Grill, their food is awesome and very affordable, we are considering using them.

Good luck!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

@Molly2014:  

North Ranch Center in Westlake Village. My friends got married there. There is a patio for ceremony and have an open catering policy. It was under $2000.

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