Post # 1
My FI & I have checked out two venues and the one we just saw on Saturday we LOVE and he is ready to make a deposit. However, I am hesitant only because I feel like we should check out more venues before we make a final decision.
We LOVE the decor, it’s all inclusive, the after party could be in the lounge down the hall from the reception site, and we get a bridal suite for the night. Everything is included except for photography & DJ.
How did you decide on your venue? How many venues did you check out before making your final decision?
Post # 3
The venue sounds great! We looked at 5 venues. We chose the one that was my favorite. 🙂 It wasn’t FI’s favorite, but this one had three beautifully defined areas for events (one for ceremony, one for cocktail hour, one for reception). It also had a lovely outdoor back up for rain (outdoor ceremony was a must). It also fit the budget the best (for what all was included), and my parents are paying so they eventually had the final say. This venue also would have been the most stress-free as far as food, decor, flowers, set up, etc. The venue did it all for you.
Post # 4
@ecrowe1218 – if it’s right, it’s right! if you love it, why keep looking? you’ll only confuse yourself. my sister went to 20-25 venues before she picked hers. I went to 3. Ultimately, I had a much easier time choosing than she did. By the end, she couldn’t even keep them straight and just talked herself in ciricles trying to pick one and probably ended up settling just because she couldn’t remember them all…
i wouldn’t worry too much about how many venues you’ve seen. if you love it, you made the right decision. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I only looked at one before knowing that it was the one. I later went to a wedding at another one of our choices, and I know for a fact now that I had made the right choice! Just trust your gut!
Post # 6
I have about 10 venues that I wanted to check out and this one is in our higher price range so I guess I would like to check out the ones that cost less,
Post # 7
We researched 3, picked our favorite, went to see it, fell in love with it (and the AMAZING coordinator) and booked it, cancelling our appointments at the other two venues.
If it is right, it’s right. We sort of knew from research ahead of time though.
Post # 8
At first I was going to tell you that if you love the one you saw, you should go for it and not waste your time on checking others. Now that you’ve posted that this one is at the expensive end and that you have less pricey ones to check out I’d suggest looking at one or two of those to see if your heart still belongs to the first one. If so, just do it. Don’t bother looking at more than 7 or 8. You’ll lose your mind.
We actually visited a grand total of 1 venue. We did extensive online research, and after ranking them and visiting the frontrunner first, we confirmed that it was the best choice for us. Good luck!
Post # 9
I saw about 5, including one I drove by to scope out and one we visited informally (it has a museum component, so we made a dual-purpose trip, but didn’t get too in depth to the wedding stuff). I only took him to 3, one because I had an appointment on a hang-out day so he tagged along and the top 2, which were very similar. Once I stepped in “the one” I kind of knew, and the #2 choice was very VERY similar, just larger scale…which means more $$, so that made the final decision for us. I feel like once you get a sense of what you like and don’t like, the decision becomes much easier. I don’t think seeing more venues will necessarily serve you if you really like this one, but I totally get that sometimes seeing how it’s better than other venues gives you peace of mind going forward.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies for all the insight. I sat my FI down and we looked at the runner’s up and decided from the pictures online that they didn’t compare to the venue we loved. So we are going with our 2nd & last venue.