When you were debating venues…

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MrsPanda99: I’m in the same boat.  We have it narrowed down to two reception venues.  We like one more, but the value of the other is so much better.  We’re trying to finalize a decision and it’s been tough. So while I can’t provide any advice, I completely can relate to where you’re at!    

Post # 5
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Price definitely went into it, but ultimately what secured it was the staff. The day of coordinator at the venue was just so much more personable than the other ones that I spoke with, and since I’ll be in communication with the person a lot before the day, and probably the day of, it was important that I didn’t hate the staff.

Post # 6
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

PRICE

This is the Gramercy Park Hotel where we live in Manhattan.  $9,000 for 22 guests.  EXPENSIVE but we came sooooo close to putting our money down on it because we love it there.

 

 

We went with this:

 

RPH in Michigan – $6000 for 50 guests.   FOR THE WIN

 

 

Post # 7
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805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ours came down to the feel of the venue ot match our personalities. Georgia is known for alot of plantation garden types and thats NOT what we wanted. we wanted something unique but within budget and all inclusive. i didnt want to deal with diffrent vendors. and to top it off she gave us extra discounts and were pleasant. customer service is #1 to me.

Post # 8
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsPanda99:  We only looked at venues that were within our budget (price and value were all comparable).  Ultimately for me, the deciding factor was the venue that had the best back up plan for weather.  I wanted an outdoor ceremony, but did not want to have to cram inside the reception room if it rained.  The one we chose had a separate tented area still outside for inclement weather.

Post # 9
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CarpefnDiem:  Can I ask where yours is going to be?  I will laugh as I say this, but I went with the antebellum plantation because it’s what I loved about the south. 🙂

Post # 12
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3737 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Price and convenience. We are having the ceremony and the reception in the same place (different buildings, same complex about 50 feet apart).

Post # 13
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Do the venues you like have different “feels” – by that I mean, we narrowed down our venues to either a modern art museum or a former convent (which feels very old world-ish).  We loved both, and both prices were close enough not to matter.  So I made two pinterest boards – one for each, and started thinking which types of flowers would go with the overall feel (modern architerctural flowers vs soft flowy romantic flowers), which types of dress would fit better, which needed more decoration, etc.  After figuring out a little bit of the big picture, it was easy to pick!

Post # 16
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3737 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Do you want to stick with Canada? If you can do Detroit, I’ve seen some lovely pictures from weddings at the RenCen and the Roostertail!

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