Venue pricing help!

posted 2 years ago in Venue
  • poll: If we book our wedding in 2014, do you think we'll pay 2014 or 2016 rates?
    You'll pay the current 2014 rate! Yay! : (9 votes)
    82 %
    Sorry, they'll probably charge you the 2016 rate :( : (2 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 2
    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I got married in 2013 and booked in 2011. I paid the 2011 price. DO IT! lol. They will look at you strangely for booking so early, but later say “you were smart to book so early!”. Happened with all my vendors, lol. Good luck!

    Post # 4
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    It will depend entirely on the venue so it probably would be best to contact them and ask. I’ve seen it happen both ways. 

    Post # 5
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    In my area it varies by venue.

    Post # 6
    632 posts
    Busy bee

    I second Curlycupcake:, you should definitely ask them specifically if you can book at the current rates and get it writing (email or contract) because otherwise you could end up paying the higher rates closer to your date (especially if you only put down a deposit now).

    Post # 7
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would assume you would pay current rates for the venue b/c as far as they know, the economy could tank or they could have stiff competition and it’s better to lock you in NOW rather than later. You should ask them though. On the flip side, food costs might change so if you are hoping on a guarantee on that, that might be a little harder.

    Post # 8
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow

    I’m getting married in 2016 and am paying the 2014 price at my venue.  Some were gonna charge 2015 because 2016 weren’t available yet.  Ask them about it.  Everything is negotiable!!

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