(Closed) Why does the venue need a final count?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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1918 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Because it will look awkward to be at a wedding set up for 200 people if half the seats are empty.  Also they are presumably charging you for food per head.  They just want to make sure you have enough food and don’t have to waste food or money.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well, I know why many venues do it (especially if they are charging per person).  But yeah, in your case, it might just be about the set up.  

Not sure when I have to give final count to my venue.  But I am not sure how they’re going to check how many kids are there under 5 since they don’t pay or they just take my word for it?  Plus, if the people don’t show, I don’t want to pay since I am just renting the space from them per person, not the food or anything else.

Post # 6
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2694 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oops, well, now I know why they want a final count.  My venue WILL need a final count after all, because I need to let hem know how many tables and chairs I need. That would determine the final price as well (but still unsure about how they decided how many of those seats are going to kids under 5).

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