Post # 1
I just started wedding planning. And I’m curious to what other people have spent on or are spending on their venue. I feel like for me, the venue, the phtographer and food will be my splurges. And dress possibly. Wait… is that everything? lol
Post # 3
I do not have a rental fee or any other fees for booking the room at my venue. My costs are strictly per person based on our selected menu and bar options. I also have to guarantee a minimum # of guests.
Post # 4
The Smithville Inn did not have a rental fee. It was based on the reception/per person count. It’s an additional $600 though to have your ceremony there.
Post # 5
@Soon2BMrs.T: Us too – we didnt have to pay a rental fee just for food/drink per person but it came out to about 12k with gratuity/taxes/fees. 120 guests
Post # 6
11k including dinner, dessert buffet and cake for 550 guests.
Post # 7
My venue is the beach, it’s free and our reception is at the pool and cabana building in our subdivision a block away. So free, which is not an option in the poll so I picked <$1000.
Post # 8
2500 for an amazing room in san diego by the marina.
Post # 9
Not including food or bar, the reservation fee was $600
Post # 10
Zero. We opted for a place that doesn’t have a rental fee because it’s a restaurant/banquet facility.
We did love one place that was $3,500 (I believe).
Post # 11
We are getting married at the yacht club we belong to, and the cost is $2 per person for members, so it will cost $100. For non-members, it would cost $4 per person.
Full sit-down dinners for 50 will cost about $2000 (including tax and gratuity) plus an open bar.
Post # 12
Mine was $20,000.00 but I think I voted incorrectly because my venue including food/cake/linens/ceremony fees.
Post # 13
We are having our ceremony and reception at one venue, and the price is based per person – no separate rental fee.
Post # 14
110-146 per person after taxes with a 150 or 175 person minimum depending on the day/month. It includes cake, linens, full bar and food though.
@hopefloats: I’m impressed considering how many guests you have.
Post # 15
@zombiemonster: New Jersey Bride magazine had a great breakdown of venues with a lot of detail. They included the room capacity, price per person, number of courses, waiter to guest ratio and a couple other comments about the veiw/menu/accomadations. It breaks venues down by county. I found it very useful to figure out whats out there in my price range. I suspect there are a lot more options than are listed, but it gave about 200 venues in/near NJ. Its not a fun magazine to flip through though. There aren’t very many pretty pictures/ideas, mostly facts about venues, dress shops, photographers ect.
Post # 16
Ours is also just based on pp fees based on which day of the week/time of year it is. We also have to meet a minimum. I think altogether our reception is going to be about 8600-9k (including tax and tip) for 80 people. If we were going to have the ceremony there, it would be an extra 500.