Post # 1
so we have 2 beautiful venues we have short listed for our wedding. We visited one recently and there were a couple of things I felt we could work with but FI didn’t like so,we are meeting with the other one over the next few weeks. The second one has always been our favourite anyway and after talking to them a fair bit via email, I am quite certain they are”the one”
however, it is a 4 hour drive away, and I’m scared something will come up when were there that will not be suitable for us… Leaving us back to the drawing board again.
I found looking up “wedding venue” brought up very expensive options and the same ones over and over again. It also was difficult to find any sites specific to my state in Australia and kept accidentally falling in love with a venue, only to realise its in another state 🙁 I found our 2 short listed venues by looking up school camps instead and then spent hour trawling through them all until I discovered some fancier ones.
how did you discover your venue? Any tips/hints to share? Particularly for an australian bride as I seemed to always accidentally get English and American venues in my searches, but please anyone share your wisdom!
Post # 2
I found our venue by searching for weddings in our community. I read lots of blog entries, noted the pros and cons, made a spread sheet, then narrowed down the sites by those who met the greatest number of our criteria. Then we did site visits to finalize our choice.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2015 - Bottom Lounge
I found my venue through stylemypretty. It was showcased and it really hasn’t shown up in any other blogs or searches. It’s a concert hall/bar so it’s not your usual wedding venue.
Try looking outside the box!
Post # 4
I knew of my reception venue for a while-it’s a small well-known hotel- and my ceremony is taking place in an old building on my college campus. For me, it really came down to finding a venue that met our needs. I needed a place where people could stay and have a reception that would be able to have a cocktail hour, on-site pastry chef, open bar included, etc. We are planning our wedding from out of town, so we really had to go for convenience. I should also mention that I had to get married on a very specific weekend because of my school schedule, so that limited our choices.
Pinterest is also a good place–I basically just entered the city where we are getting married and then wedding, wedding venues, wedding photographers, and got a lot of ideas before we picked our date/venue.
Post # 5
I first found my venue by just doing a basic google search and through that all the prices listed were way out of our budget so even though I loved it got crossed off our list. Then a few mouths later my wedding planner suggested we go look at and see if we could get a deal. Well it turns out they owed her a favor so they gave it to us for a really good deal that put us well within our budget 🙂 It reall helps to know people and just ask if they can work with your budget.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
nessdawwg: I used Google and went through tonnes of websites before we found our reception venue that opened just last year. We got a good deal because it was new. If we had picked it now it would have cost us around twice as much, which wouldn’t have happened. We were very interested in it because the chef is renowned and absolutley amazing. We visited a few venues but this was definitely the one – the tasting was to die for and the venue itself is gorgeous.
Post # 7
nessdawwg: I used wedding websites to find reviews and browse through photos. We set up a ton of appointments and then just went and enjoyed the ride!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
We got lucky and found our venue at a Bridal Expo! I’d done TONS AND TONS of research online, but most places were out of our budget or booked for our desired timeframe. Our venue happened to be at the one Expo my MOH and I went to, and this was their first summer of doing weddings, so they weren’t anywhere online yet.
Post # 10
I found my venue through a few different means:
– looking through others wedding photos online, photographers will list the venues where the photos were taken
– looking at reviews on Wedding Wire
– googling and reading reviews and searching for photos