Somebody Booked MY Venue!!

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Member
2895 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@NYE2014:  11 months in advance, can you change your date by a week or two? So you can get your favorite venue?

Post # 5
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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2134 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
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1981 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@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 # 9
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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2851 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

11 months out? Can you change your date?

Post # 12
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3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our venue was booked over 22 months out. We ended up pushing back our date two weeks and it all worked out. 

Post # 13
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1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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
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825 posts
Busy bee

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.

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