(Closed) Do you give a historical society venue an extra donation?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re getting married at Strawbery Banke in NH, also a historical site. I do not plan onf giving them anything extra. It is already expensive enough and they don’t really have to do anything. In fact, the museum will still be open to the public during our ceremony.

I don’t think you have to give them anything else.

Post # 4
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure if you have to give a donation ontop of the venue fee…but if you do decide to do it make sure you get a reciept because the donation is tax deductible. 😉

Post # 5
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1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t think you have to if they have a venue fee- that likely covers all their costs and allows them to keep some profit.  However, if you want to, I’m sure they would appreciate it.  With the current economic downturn, most states see things like historic sites and societies as an easy place to cut their budgets.  Many of these sites really are in crisis and we’re seeing tons of places having to restrict their hours to just a few days a week or even close entirely, and layoffs 🙁  But of course, this is your wedding, not a charity project.  Give something if you have the money and you feel moved to do so.  If you don’t, don’t feel guilty about it, it is not expected.

Post # 6
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6573 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we got married at a historical site and didn’t donate. i felt like paying the venue fee was quite enough.

Post # 8
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love the idea of an anniversary tradition of making the donation. That is great!

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