Cheap indoor wedding venues

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

rebeccahm89:  We need more information to help.  Where are you?  What style/feeling are you looking for?  How many people are you expecting?  Are you planning on serving alcohol?  Any orher needs or restrictions?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m getting married in a beautiful local recreation center.they can range from holding 25 to 250 people people. Mine accommodates 200… and its only $250 for the first three hours, and then $50 every additional hour. So definitely look into rec centers!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Does the $1,000 include table/chair rentals? 

Affordable options tend to be hotels and restaurants. When I was venue shopping (in small towns in VA), I was quoted $1,200 to rent out a hotel conference room, which includes chairs, tables, basic linens, etc. The caveat was that I had to use the hotel’s catering. However, it’s still a pretty good deal considering the conference/ballroom could hold 100 – 120. 

Another option is to consider hosting your reception in a restaurant. Tables, chairs, plates, cutlery, etc. are always included. If you live near a college town, the restaurant might try to give you a pretty steep discount (if it’s in the summer or during a major school break). I was quoted around $2,500 – $3,000 to rent out various restaurant spaces, and that included food.

Does your county allow you to rent out historic properties? They’re normally pretty affordable. However, they tend to come with some restrictions (e.g. no red wine, no loud music after X time, etc.). 

Anyways, I would try calling around to different hotels, restaurants, libraries, museums, historic sites, etc. to see if they allow space rentals. I’m not the biggest fan of using wedding wire and the knot for venues if you’re on a budget. 

Good luck!

 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  dojx.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  dojx.
Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

In my area, museums and historic sites are some of the most expensive places to rent – they’re very fashionable right now. What about a rec center or church basement? I definitely went to a couple of potluck church basement weddings when I was little, and they always seemed to work out. Not sure how to arrange one for 150 people, though.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Depending on where you are, a venue that’s cheap AND includes linens AND is naturally beautiful (e.g. not “like a high school classroom”) is going to be tough to find. What if you picked on that was a little drab, then added your own decorations? Draping chiffon, hanging fairy lights, etc wouldn’t be expensive and would give you more options.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

We are having our wedding at an American Legion.   He is a member and are renting the space for $250.00.  We have access on a Friday night to decorate and all day Saturday.  We can bring in our own food just no alcohol.   Tables and chairs are included.   

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

rebeccahm89:  I found some possible venues that may work for you. Private message me tomorrow And I will send links to you. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We had ours at a restaurant.  No rental fee, chairs, linens, etc. all included.  We just paid for food and since we were having it during the day when the restaurant was typically closed the minimum was super reasonable (we only had 45 guests and met it easily).  I highly recommend going this route.  Everything is taken care of and the space already looks nice!  The reception was SO easy to plan.

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