(Closed) Would you get married at this Wedding Venue

posted 7 years ago in Seattle
  • poll: Would you get married here?
    Yes! : (16 votes)
    18 %
    No. : (63 votes)
    72 %
    Yes, if it was in a different location : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Yes, if it wasn't in a warehouse : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Sorry I’m not a Seattle bride, but I just wanted to say I don’t think 45 minutes is too far to drive.  I would do that for a wedding.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think the price is a little steep for what it is/where it is.  It looks like it could be a modern space, but may take a bit of “extras” for the bride to spruce it up to fit the theme of her own event.  

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @caitygarness:  Yes I like the sound of it more than the pics though.  I think they just might not be great pics though, that’s why I didn’t say anything about it.  From the pics it looks a bit tight (small?) and if I was going for a loft feel I would want it to feel spacious and, well, lofty!  It’s a bit hard to tell from the pictures though.   I also think the price might be a little bit high, even though it includes rentals. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It sounds great, but I agree the pics don’t make it look as open as you described.  I also don’t think 45 minutes is too far.  I don’t have a sense of how much a venue should cost, since mine came in one big package with catering and cocktails and everything, but I do think 3k including rentals is a bit much without any other services.  Perhaps if you offered DOC services, it might sweeten the pot?

    Post # 10
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    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldn’t pay more than $1,500, even with the rentals.  It seems from the pictures that the venue is in a strip mall sort of building?  I could be mistaken, but that is what it appears to me.  It isn’t surrounded by lush gardens and doesn’t have lake views, so I think paying more than $1,500 would be completely out of the question. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Also, for the ceremony it’s important for most people to have a place with character.  I don’t know what the options are, but either a view or a really interesting room are usually desirable.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I can’t see all the pictures.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hi, @caitygarness: As a Seattle bride, I can tell you there is NO WAY I would even have looked at a venue in Snohomish.  I think most couples looking to get married in Seattle proper would not consider Snohomish.  I can also tell you that $3000 sounds very high.  As a bride on a budget, I was looking to pay no more than $2000 for a venue IN Seattle.  It was a long, arduous search, for sure, but doable.  I ended up going with a lovely restaurant on the water with a nominal venue fee, and a food and beverage minimum.  

    It does look like a very nice space, but I would concentrate on marketing to Northeast-siders.  

     

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t think I would pay much, because like someone else said, it looks like it’s part of a strip mall.

    My lakeside venue includes tent, chairs, tables, linens, plates, whatnot, plus a room for the groom to get ready in and a suite for the night of and it was 1.5k for a Saturday wedding. (Not including food or drink.) 3K seems pretty steep in comparison, even with all the inclusions (and granted, my venue does not have chivari chairs).

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Not from Seattle, but I also would have a big problem getting married in a strip mall. First of all, if the bride wants a wedding at any point in December, you’re boned on parking. Also, it looks like there are no good places outdoors to take photos OR good places outdoors to have the ceremony. If a bride is going to drop 3k on a venue, she’s going to at least want the OPTION of having her ceremony there.

    Unfortunately, I don’t feel that the space you’re looking at will be able to compete with the high-class lodges or the barn/vineyards. It’ll be competing with the VFWs and the church Fellowship Halls, and the girls getting married in those places usually don’t have/don’t want to spend $3k on a venue…many times, that’s the budget for the entire wedding.

    I think buying a wedding venue is a good idea, goodness knows there aren’t enough decent ones! But have you considered looking at an old church perhaps, or an actual old warehouse in a historical district? Just telling you what I’d like to know if I were a businessperson. There’s too much money on the line here (I’m sure) to sugarcoat. It would make a great dance studio, though!

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