Post # 1
Just curious if this is a common thing to do? My FH, and I are going to check out a venue tomorrow, and it has the lovely price tag of 4,000.00…Which for our budget is a little steap, but if we like it it’s going to be our ceremony/reception place, do people usually negotiate prices or is that rude to do?
Any advice is apriciated
Post # 3
We have a package deal with a minimum number of people. We were able to negotiate that number down by 5, basically saving us about $500.
They may have more bargaining flexibility with a friday or sunday, or maybe off-season.
Post # 4
well our wedding is in october, they give a $300 discount for booking may-october, and we’re also having it on a sunday, which is the second highest price range, the lowest is a mon-wednesday, which we don’t want to do…so I don’t know we’ll just have to ask..
Post # 5
Yes, you can negotiate. We negotiated the cost of our ceremony site (made it an even number) and the cost of wine service (half off). You also have to figure out what are important must haves and items that you can care less for.
I.e. our venue included cake, but we decided to bring in our own cake and they credited us.. saving us a couple hundred bucks. We also modified open bar to tab bar, saving us a few thousand. You can probably negotiate costs of meals (maybe) and/or passed horsdourves.. good luck!