(Closed) Venue Booking Gift Bag

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Would a gift bag from a potential venue persuade your decision?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    6 %
    No : (8 votes)
    47 %
    Maybe, depends on what it contains! : (8 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
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    3969 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @chelsss311:  Not really. The decision (for me) came down to 1) was the venue what I was looking for- style wise and theme wise? and 2) Was it in my budget and/or they were willing to work with me on that. Unless in the gift bag is a 25% off coupon off the site fee, there’s not much I think, as a venue, you could do to sway me, then again I’m having a relatively low budget affair and was looking for something unique, so it wasn’t like I had to visit many many venues in order to find “the one.”

    Post # 4
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    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @chelsss311: 

    We got small goodie bags from a few venues at a wedding show we visited. Besides the usual brochures, rates and venue information, one place gave us a pretty sachet of spices that they use to season their signature grilled salmon/seafood dishes, along with cooking instructions. Some gave wedding planners, calendars, bridal themed post-it notes, and one place gave chocolate truffles that they offer as favours. It’s a nice touch, and we definitely remembered them when we got home and looked over all the paper we had accumulated. Several places offered to put us up for a night at their venue. They were hotels/inns and we were specifically looking for DW venues within the state, so that was great. We took one place up on their offer and ended up booking with them because we had such a lovely weekend there. I don’t know if your venue has lodging options but it certainly encouraged us to consider the place we booked with because we got to experience it as a guest.

    I’ll say a goodie bag makes a very nice impression but like @love108 mentioned, in the end, it won’t be chocolates and calendars that make the decision. The venue has to meet certain requirements first (style, budget, size, facilities offered) and for us, the most crucial part of the consultation was meeting the people who would be critical to the success of our event: the chef, coordinator, activities manager etc and being confident that they are good at, and enjoy what they do, and will help me make my dreams come true! That said, a discount coupon would always be appreciated!

    Post # 5
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I received a gift bag at a venue I booked for a bridal shower. They host weddings & give the same bag to brides. It had info about the venue,  coupons to some local places, mini notebook, pen, candy, personalized chocolate bar, I think a mirror, a coupon for wine (it was a winery), list of preferred vendors. Think that was it. It was a cute little bag. 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I can’t think of anything I’d really use from a goodie bag that a venue could afford hanging out – Coupons for differant things would be awesome though, if that’s manageable.

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