(Closed) Rental hours for venues…..

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Emerald2011: i looked at 10 million places in the DC/MD/Baltimore area. for DC that’s a fine price but in baltimore things tend to be a bit less. is this by any chance gramercy mansion? that was the only place we considered with a 5K rental fee. there’s other factors, primarily whether you have in house catering or not. our venue rental fee works out to be around $3500 but has in-house catering. we were willing to go up to 5K at gramery because you can use whatever caterer you want. also, 3 hours for dinner & dancing is by no means unheard of, but we found most places gave us 4. at our venue we get an hour for the ceremony (waymore than we need), an hour for the cocktail hour and then 4 hours for dinner and dancing.

feel free to ask any more questions, i only recently finished my MD venue hunt and have tons of info.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

like 2 minutes after i posted that i realized that the peabody library was also that much. it was on our list originally. my MOH and a BM had both been to weddings there and absolutely loved it. it didn’t work out for us for a few reasons, the most important being that we need to have our ceremony in the same place as the reception and i didn’t love the flow for doing that there (but that’s not an issue for you so that’s a big plus). i didn’t love that they only gave you a choice of two caterers (chef’s and classic, right?). i think it’s classic (but i could be mixing the two up) that is known for running very high on their prices (like really pushing little upgrades here and there until your bill becomes a bit of a shocker) so make sure you watch out for that. food-wise, they are both rated well. it’s really gorgeous and you would definitely have a great wedding there. is there an option for adding an extra hour to the reception? that was another reason we nixed it, as we really wanted the longer reception, 3 hours can go by really quickly.

how big is your wedding? we are expecting ~150 and they indicated that would be fine with a plated dinner and dancing (but another place originally told us that and then it turned out that the room had a max capacity of 120).

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