(Closed) Does anyone ever have VENUE regret?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Member
1011 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@shrubfish09: 

I haven’t chose a venue yet, per se, but I have been going back and forth over church wedding vs. some other location for wedding+reception. Being your wedding is quite a ways off like mine, why not wait til around July of *this* year to look at locations, determine if the weather is acceptable for any outdoor venues, etc? That way if you find a venue that feels right for July, you could probably make plans to book it in advance (unless you believe you’ll change your mind frequently). Lots of luck, I’m still trying to find venue ideas on a budget too!

Post # 4
Member
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I put a deposit down and chnged my mind…..lucky for me it wasn’t much money

Post # 5
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yes, I had major venue regret.

I found a venue that I LOVED, bed & breakfast. It was $2,000 to rent. I didn’t realize when I booked them that they REQUIRED you take their catering. Their catering is AWFUL. They offered horrible entrees, like hamburgers and bratwurst, and their meals started at $40 a person. Now, I live in a small area, where weddings are cheap, this is an INSANE amount. They told me they would “work with me” to create a menu that I liked. I decided on chicken marinara, soup, salad & buns. They wanted almost $70 a PLATE. [Over $4000 for 60 people!]

I told them to keep my deposit and ran away.

I have since found a venue that costs me $350 to rent, from 8 am to midnight [plus cleanup time afterwards]. I can decorate the day before for an extra $75. I can bring my own catering, [Fazolis will cost us around $800], and the venue is very rustic, which is super cute!

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