- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I have been going crazy venue searching for several weeks now and I have no idea how this will all pan out. I may need a reality check.To add to this, I am doing this long distance as my FI and I are moving back home at the end of August.
For our wedding this is what we are looking for in a venue:
Capacity for around 220 people (my fiance’s family is large)
outdoor ceremony/indoor reception
Sounds simple, right? It has not been.
We are looking for a venue within an hour of Toronto or Burlington at the most for $20,000-$25,000 (including taxes and gratuities) if we can do it. Am I dreaming with that budget? I have so far found that with cheaper venues often they would require extras that would wind up costing the same.
The venue we love is going to be well over $30,000 but it includes a lot. It is out of our budget range even though our parents have said they would cover most of the cost. We don’t want to do that to them. There is a cultural centre that meets our budget but it is considerably more outdated decor etc.
Would you sacrifice the overal “look” of the venue for $6000 off of the total cost or go with the pricier venue? I’d would appreciate any auggestions on venues as well 🙂
Thanks so much for your help,