Post # 1
So excited to write my first thread!
So the venue that’s at the top of my list ticks all the boxes for me. I like the menu, I can have the ceremony and reception there, it’s far enough outside the city to be a mini-destination wedding (about an hour to an hour and a half) and I think the catering costs are fair.
Im ready to view it and book it if I like what I see.
The problem is its the only venue I’m seriously considering. I’ve online searching and I’ve looked at web pages and all but nothing jumps out at me. Plus it’s complicated by the fact my fiancé lives on another continent so we don’t have the leisure of visiting a couple different venues every weekend.
Would I be really stupid to just look at this one venue? I’ve looked at other menus so I think the price is on par and its a beautiful setting, I love it, fiancé loves it?
Should I keep looking for the sake of feeling like I won’t regret it later?
Post # 3
I only visited two in person. It sounds like you did all your research online, like me. I’m still happy a year after booking!
Post # 4
I only looked at one – it was the EXACT one I wanted! We booked it and never looked back.
My husband’s also my only serious relationship 🙂 Does that mean I’m still looking around, comparing? Absolutely not!
Post # 5
If it really is your favorite and fits all of your requirements, I don’t see a problem with not looking at other venues. If it books quickly, it would probably actually be prudent to go ahead and book. That being said, I would definitely be in hyper-critical mode at the visit to be absolutely sure. You don’t want to go with rose colored glasses on only to find problems after signing a contract and putting down a deposit.
If you have time to look around, I say you lose nothing by doing so. Maybe see a few other suitable ones before meeting with the dream one just in case you get bad vibes from your favorite. At least you wouldn’t have to start all over. Just a thought. Good luck!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We only looked at one, because we’d been to another wedding there and knew it was perfect. If it fits just right, go with it!
Post # 7
I only looked at one place. I think if you really love a venue then there is no need to look at other places. If you are unsure then look at other venues.
Post # 8
FH and I have only looked at one place and we’re going to book it. We did most of the research online, the menu is good, the prices are very reasonable, we get both the ceremony and reception in the same place and we get a free nights stay after the wedding (it’s a bed and breakfast). They also handle almost everything, which is very nice. Venues are hard to come by around here if you don’t want to get married in a church, so we saw it today, got some information and we’re sending them a check next week.
Post # 9
I looked at and booked our venue with out Darling Husband. He saw it later. So you he doesnt have to be there.
One thing you can learn about from visiting multiple sites is the way they operate and what things are commong/not common. Compare pricing etc. Not mandatory, but helpful.
Post # 10
Providing you looked at everything online, I think it’s totally okay to only look at 1.
You can’t tell EVERYTHING from pictures, but you can definantly tell if you like it. The things you can’t tell from pictures are the ambiance, staff friendliness and sometimes the carpet.
I’ve narrowed down all my venues by looking at them on the internet, and then if I like them, I go visit them in person.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
We booked the first venue we really considered! And I couldn’t be happier that I saved myself so much stress!
Ours doesn’t include catering, so we still had to go find a caterer and everything, which made the decision easier to book the venue. And it was inexpensive, and they book the next year’s weddings over a year in advance at a lottery, so I knew we had to jump on it if we wanted in.
Trust your gut! And just think about how much time and effort you’ll save yourself by going with this one, as long as it feels like the right decision!
Post # 12
I only looked at one… you’ll feel it if it’s right!
Post # 13
@Tphan: if its in your budget, go for it !