Post # 1
I am interested in a cheap venue anywhere from the Inland Empire to the Central coast (I have family that spans this area). I have come across many great venues but they rarely include pricing. (I wish they would at least disclose the minimum. ) It’s exhausting to think that I will have to call or make appointments all over California just to find out I can’t afford it. If anyone has any ideas for venues with pricing, I’d really appreciate it.
I’d like to stay under $5,000 if possible. I realize that this is not much but I just can’t see spending $10,000 for a location. For that money I could landscape my own backyard (very nicely I might add) and get married there. Sheesh! (Sorry, I’ve got a wedding sticker shock.)
I’m especially interested in venues with an outdoor space for the ceremony.
Post # 3
I wish I could help you out – but I don’t know of any in that area.
Try posting on your local and see what you come up with.
Post # 4
In Santa Cruz you can rent club houses at city parks. Does your city have anything like that?
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Are you talking $5,000 for the total cost (including catering), or just the site rental? And for how many people?
Post # 6
I found this one place online, I have never been there – but it looks absolutely beautiful and it might fit your budget (www.serendipitygardenweddings.com). It definitely was the cheapest place that I found in all of southern California. They are an all inclusive place – so basically you get a photographer, a certain amount of flowers, a DJ, cake, food, and venue rental for one price. They emailed me pricing info a few months ago and for all of that it is $12,500 (for 125) and the pricing sheet says they will go down by $25 for each guest under 125. I know that is a little over your budget but seeing as they include a ton of stuff they might work out for you! If you pm me your email I can forward you the info that they sent me.
I actually aksed the bees on this IE board about it a few months ago as well, so check that out to see more info too! Good luck!!
Post # 7
Oh – and also, just as another idea, when I was looking for venues, if they didn’t include pricing on their website, i just shot them a quick email telling them what we were looking for and what pricing they offer. It gets to be a little cumbersome but everyone responded very quickly and at least an email is much easier than a long phone call or an inperson meeting!
Post # 8
My fiance were looking for a very similar place. We just booked the Edward-Dean Museum in Cherry Valley. Price quoted was $2300, inclusive of tables, chairs, insurance and security (for a Sunday). Saturday was around $3500, I think. The other perk with this place was that they allow us to bring in our own catering, and we get the entire facility for the entire day!
Post # 9
If you are cool with driving up to the mountains and like rustic weddings, check out Hidden Creek Lodge. It’s where I’m getting married. The ceremony and reception space are outside. You can either rent the space and do everything yourself or have them handle everything. There are other places up in the mountains too that are pretty affordable.
Post # 10
There are Wedgewood Banquet & Wedding centers that have locations in California. Most of them are Northern California, but one of the areas might work for you:
They are also all-inclusive (food, DJ, napkins, drinks, etc.) and you can add and take away things that you don’t want. For example, if you don’t want their flowers, engraved champagne flutes and invites, you can work with them to add something you do want, or work out the cost.
I think the cheapest package with ceremony is like $57 which includes drinks, buffet or plated dinner, wine with dinner, napkins, invitations, DJ, engraved champagne flutes, no-host open bar during receiption, and probably a few other things.
Post # 11
Try the Crystal Marquis in Whiiter, the Clark Estate in the City of Santa Fe Springs, and also check out City wensites about their facilities
Post # 12
Cabrillo Beach batthouse- $1300 for 4 hr reception. facility only- no food, etc you can also have the wedding on the lawn (right next to the beach) for a few hundred extra.
Post # 13
Check out Tennesse Gardens. They are VERY resonalby priced and almost all inclusive. We got a quote of around 5000 for 50 people Ceremony and Reception (with food).
Post # 14
I looked at the Highland springs resort in cherry valley. I received a quote for 200 people for $8000. that included the place, tables chairs, linens flatware, cake & food. The chef has great reviews and its beautiful it has a lavender field and olive oak tress and has a 100,000 year old oak tree you can get married right under. Its beautiful the price was so good.
Post # 15
8 wedding venues in Oak Glen, Ca. See link at serendipityranch.net
Post # 16
Palm Springs has a lot of nice venues for very affordable prices. There is a Palm Springs Wedding Association with lots of info.
Pricing is going to vary quite a lot depending on the venue.