Is there any hope for finding a venue that won't make us go broke?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

RobandTee:  Have you talked with friends and family who have recently planned a wedding in your area? I had an uncle mention a party room that holds up to 200 people and would be free to rent for residents (he is a resident). The location of this place is wayyyy nicer/convenient than a backyard wedding we’d figured we’d have to go with. Who would have thought an Uncle would have a great idea/opportunity like that. Just a suggestion to open up communication to just about everyone in your area. Maybe they can direct you to some hidden gem place to host your ceremony & reception. 

Exhaust all your resource options to gain asmuch  insight into venues as possible. And keep plugging away online. You’ll find ladies on here who may be able to help you find something in your area and price point!

Post # 6
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

RobandTee:  Without knowing how big your guest list is, have you thought about doing a buy out or partial buy out of a restaurant in the area? FI and I are hosting a wedding dinner for about 40 people. We are having a high end dinner and it is running us about 150 per person. There are more affordable options in meal pricing and there is no need to worry about renting furniture or setting up decor beyond centerpieces. It may not have been your first choice, but it’s something to think about. 

Post # 7
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1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Think about looking into community places. I am having my wedding in a very beautiful community center. It is a historical community center but beautiful. I am bringing my own caterer in (they have to be licensed) and I have to rent linens and such but it was 625 to rent, my catering is 1956, my bar tab 2685, My linens are 200, and my chairs are $210. Way under 6K budget. Just check out places with park districts and stuff like that.

Post # 10
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1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

RobandTee:  Also I have invited 200 people and we are anticipating about 140 – 150 guests (we have 115 RSVP Yeses and 1 no so far and our RSVP date is 8/16)

Post # 11
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I am having my wedding in a clubhouse and we are inviting 125 ppl. So far we are staying on our 4k budget. The clubhouse is 500. Flowers are 547. Cake is 367. Photographer is 600 dj is 649. And my FI is a chef so he is making the food and we are paying a few servers from where he works to come and serve our guests. Food will most likely be about 300 and the alcohol his boss is gifting us and he also providing us with a bartender.

Post # 11
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851 posts
Busy bee

Do you have an officiant yet? They are always the best people to ask. I had no idea the venue we ended up chosing was willing to host receptions or even had the ability to, and it was the first place my minister pointed us. People who do a lot of weddings (your caterer, florist, whoever) will be a major help to you if you are able to ask them.

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