(Closed) How quickly do I need to book reception venue?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How long before your wedding did you book your reception venue?
    6 months or less : (3 votes)
    14 %
    6-9 months : (3 votes)
    14 %
    9-12 months : (5 votes)
    24 %
    12-15 months : (7 votes)
    33 %
    15-18 months : (2 votes)
    10 %
    18+ months : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A year in advance is pretty standard. If it’s a venue that everyone wants, even sooner. I would atleast start looking now and start calling around to see if any one’s booked anything yet for your date.

    Post # 3
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I booked a year in advance for my location.  Depending on what type of hall you are looking for, it can be booked a year in advance, some more, some less.  My advice would be to call around to the type of venues you are looking for, and see what they say.

    Post # 4
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would book at least six months in advance – I don’t think a couple of months is enough time, especially if you have your heart set on a special spot. I know that my venue books up a couple of years in advance. Remember that if it’s a college spot, the college itself might want to use it for a Friday night event. 

    Post # 5
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    I really think it depends on where you live… We booked ours a year in advance because it’s a popular place in our area.  When we booked there were no June or September weekends left – and only one in July and one in August, so we booked the July date.  (We’re getting married on a Saturday, though.)

    Post # 7
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t think you need to book ASAP, but I think you should go for it if you find something you like.  My fiance and I I live long-distance from our wedding city, too, so we do a lot of internet research and then book a ton of stuff in our few trips back to Virginia.

    Since we’re only going back maybe 5 times total before we get married, we booked our reception venue 16 months before the wedding.  We knew it was perfect and didn’t want to wait 5 months until we’d be back.

    Post # 8
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you have your heart set on a paticular date (which it sounds like you do because you have already booked the church) I would book the venue ASAP just to avoid it already being booked. If you have one date in mind, it is more difficult to book because all it takes is one person to book that date to mess things up. If you are more flexible in the date, then it takes many more people booking the venue to mess up your plans.

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