Post # 1
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa
Just when we’d made our final decision and were actually filling out the application to rent the space we learned that it had been booked! 11 months in advance mind you… I am sooooo devastated. FI’s tried to make me feel better but it’s not the fact that the space is gone… it’s that we finally made a decision and I was looking forward to not looking back. Now it’s back to the grind. I have a 2nd place in mind, but for some weird reason I can’t commit. I honestly think it’s b/c I’ve been to so many events there I feel like mine will just be one of the many. dumb. i know.
Sooo if you are in/around the DC area and know of a venue that can hold 200+ people w/ room for dancing that I won’t have to sell my firstborn to rent… let me know.
Post # 3
@NYE2014: I know that feeling. We had that happen to us with a house! We were sitting in the relator’s office looking at getting my parents to see the house so we could put a bid in (they were offering down payment assitance) and the relator got a call that the house had a bid in on it. We didn’t want to get into a bidding war, so we let it go. I love our house, and I think you will love your venue.
Post # 4
@NYE2014: 11 months in advance, can you change your date by a week or two? So you can get your favorite venue?
Post # 5
@NYE2014: i was going to ask if you’re ‘married’ to your date, but judging by your name I’m guessing that’s a dumb question.
It’s tough, I know around here a lot of venues book early for NYE – good luck! I’m going to assume that this happened because you’re just about to stumble on somewhere even more amazing!
Post # 6
Ugh, I feel you. I found the most BEAUTIFUL venue yesterday and our date is taken (16 months in advance!!!!!). I emailed the woman asking for alternative dates, but I haven’t heard back yet and it’s KILLING me.
Post # 7
@NYE2014: I’m sorryl, same thing happened to us- 14 months in advance! We just picked a different date. Is there a reason you want to do NYE?
Post # 8
@NYE2014: why not change the date?
Post # 9
@NYE2014: If you’re willing to go a bit outside of DC, we really like the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm. It’s very pretty, and there’s a large barn for the reception. We ultimately opted for something a little further south, but it’s a great option. You might also want to check out Morven Park.
Post # 10
I had that happen to me with our venue… so we switched our date (luckily the venue was the first thing we booked and we weren’t too set on a specific date) to 3 months later!
And a similar thing happened to me with photographers, we were all set to book/deposit and then she emailed us and told us she had just gotten back from a meeting in which the couple put down a deposit for our date! it was so frustrating and then we had to go find another photog. i feel your pain.
But once you have all those big things squared away everything else feels like a breeze!
Post # 11
11 months out? Can you change your date?
Post # 12
Our venue was booked over 22 months out. We ended up pushing back our date two weeks and it all worked out.
Post # 13
No shock that a venue is booked 11 months in advance for NYE. You’d be hard pressed to find a venue in my area that’s available on NYE 2017 much less 2014.
Post # 14
You guys make me feel bad because FI and I were the couple who booked a venue right out from under someone. My good luck was their spectacularly sucky day. :-/
Post # 15
I feel you! We booked our venue in September 2013 for May 2015 and we got the last weekend in either May OR June. So that was almost 22 months in advance, and we do NOT live in a big city.
Originally we were hoping for June 6 (06/06) but moved it to May 16th so we could get the venue we wanted.
Post # 16
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa
I decided to reply to all of you at once about changing the date. I suppose we could change the date but honestly, I’m more in love with the date than I was with the venue. *sigh* The venue + date together = magical. I’m going for a black tie affair and the venue just spoke to that especially on that date… but w/o the date… it’s just ok. I know that sounds like the rantings of a mad woman but I don’t know how else to put it.
We picked NYE b/c we will be sharing anniversaries w/ my grandparents. Plus, we are kind of infamous within our friendship circle for throwing killer NYE parties. And you can’t top a wedding… 🙂 Soooo I guess I’m just back to the grind. I have a back up and honestly i’ll probably use it. I’m tired of talking to/evaluating venues and caterers, etc. I’m ready to be done with that part of my life. LOL.