(Closed) Ceremony/Reception pricing questions – is this normal?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i think every venue is different.  we looked at a place that was approx. $6k for the venue (comes with table and chairs) and everything else you bring in.  the place we went with includes almost everything except the officiant, photog, flowers, dj, and a few other things.  we’re paying $2,000 for ceremony and reception fee and then per person for food of another $60-80 pp and then another per person charge for alcohol package ranging from $25-45 pp.

btw: $57 per person is an awesome deal. most all inclusive places we looked at were at least $90 per person. 

i priced out both options for all inclusive and bring your own and they were coming in at the same range.  i didn’t want to have to contract for every chair, spoon, and water goblet.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ours is a flat fee of 558$ for tables/chairs/linens/chair covers/ceremony&reception (12-13 hours), entire lodge. Dinner is going to be about 50$ pp with 15% service charge, our centerpieces and any decor is up to us, and we’re having a cash bar. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My venue ( and plenty around here) just include tables, chairs, linens, table settings, bar ware, etc in their pricing. I’m paying $5,400 or so for the overall venue fee and $65 per person for food on top of that. The bar is separate.

Post # 7
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4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

mine is pretty much exactly how you described.

Post # 8
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312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Depends on the venue.  We live in Iowa and I always thought our venues would be cheaper than other states but we have places here that are between $8k-12k depending on if you rent 1/3 the room or the whole room.  That also doesn’t include catering which has to be through them.

We finally decided on a venue that is only $800, including tables and chairs and we will have the ceremony outside and the reception inside.  We can also choose our catering, but they only allow beer, wine and champagne.  However, the type of alcohol we serve is not important to us.  We also have to provide the alcohol they don’t stock it themselves.  Where as most other sites have bars there with liquor already stocked.

I guess it will just depend on what you are comfortable paying and if it fits the ambience you want for your wedding.  GL

Post # 9
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188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are looking at a venue for a mid am ceremony and a breakfast brunch..very casual. only champagne toast and punch served. its 30 a person plus taxes..i like that easier to budget..

W- my ? is though did you want to make any changes? if yes did it change your pricing? we meet with the site in july it includes centerpieces but i want to provide mine..wondering if my price will come down or can negotiate something else in place of..did you do anything similar?

 

thanks

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